Rebels move up to No. 4 in Amway Coaches Poll

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By John Davis, Oxford Citizen

A historic win over the Alabama Crimson Tide vaulted the Ole Miss Rebels from No. 11 to No. 4 in the latest Amway Coaches Top 25 poll.

It’s the highest ranking for the Rebels since being ranked No. 4 in the nation heading into the matchup with South Carolina in 2009. Ole Miss is off to its best start to a season since 1962, the year the Rebels finished 10-0 and won the SEC Championship.

Ole Miss defeated Alabama, 23-17, Saturday afternoon at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the first win over Nick Saban since he started coaching the Crimson Tide, and first win over the Tide since Eli Manning was quarterback in 2003.

The Associated Press will release it’s latest Top 25 poll at 1 p.m. Central time. Ole Miss is one of five teams from the SEC ranked in the poll’s top five. Florida State is still on top, but Auburn has moved up to the number two spot.

Here is a link to the latest Awmay Coaches Poll.

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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