Rebels back in AP Top 25, not coaches poll

There are Ole Miss connections all over the two major polls this season, but only one of them include the Rebels.

After Saturday’s 51-21 win over Troy, the Rebels’ fourth straight win, Ole Miss jumped back into the AP Top 25 at No. 24.

That’s one spot ahead of Duke, which is led by former Ole Miss coach David Cutcliffe. The Blue Devils, at 8-2 overall, got in both polls after their 48-30 win over then-No. 23 Miami on Saturday. It’s also one spot behind Ed Orgeron, now the interim coach at USC, which debuted at No. 23 in the AP poll after its 20-17 win at then-No. 5 Stanford Saturday night.

Duke is No. 24 in the coaches’ poll. Ole Miss leads the receiving votes category with 35. In between is Orgeron and the Trojans at No. 25.

Ole Miss (7-3, 3-3 SEC) takes on AP No. 8 Missouri Saturday night at 6:45 on ESPN.

The Rebels were ranked for four weeks earlier this season but dropped out of the polls after losing 30-22 at Auburn on Oct. 5.

USA Today coaches poll

AP Top 25

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Killer_Beeze

    Ole Miss should have been ranked in last week’s AP Top 25 ahead of Texas. It makes for a more exciting contest when both teams are ranked. I believe I saw where Missouri is a 2.5 pt. favorite. That’s a very slim margin. If Bo and his supporting cast can put on an aerial show Saturday at VHS then the Rebels might squeak out a “W”.

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