Rebels Rise

Having surpassed the 70-point mark for a second straight week, Ole Miss has risen two spots in the Associated Press top 25.


Coming off a 73-21 win over Fresno State the Rebels are No. 15 in this week’s listing sandwiched between Georgia Tech and Oklahoma.

Ole Miss is the fourth of seven SEC teams ranked. Three dropped out after a record 10 SEC teams reached the poll a week ago.

Ole Miss travels to face No. 2 Alabama Saturday night.



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

    IF the Rebels can continue to score points in “mass quantities”, they have a really good chance of going 12-0 this season.

    Now, get this:
    ESPN’s new Football Power Rankings Index:
    Ole Miss #1
    Ohio State #2
    Alabama #7
    The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.

    • JB

      KB maybe a little wishful thanking, but Ole Miss is starting to face some very good defensive teams, Alabama, Auburn, LSU ,Miss State, Gators, Gator got good defense but Offense very much unsettled, Tex A&M, Arkansas, IFfy?? But its good to have positive waves. Could be the best Ole Miss team that i can remember.

      • Killer_Beeze

        IF the Rebels outscore their opponents, they’ll win out. Chad Kelly appears to be for real and you won’t find a better receiving corps in the SEC.
        ESPN is seeing something very very good in this Ole Miss team to rank them #1 in their FPI rankings. We’ll see Saturday night. IF they can slow down the ‘Bama ground game, I think their odds of winning are slightly better than 50%.

        • JB

          Chad Kelly did have two good starts where Ole Miss scored over 70 points in both game but it is strange why Ole Miss has not a SEC Payer of the Week as yet. ESPN is SEC team favorite, there are very good teams out there like Ohio State, Michigan State, TCU, Baylor, UCLA, and Florida State, so can ESPN not see these outstanding teams. TCU probably has just as good offensive team as the Rebels.

          • Killer_Beeze

            Funny you say that about TCU. I think Ole Miss and TCU have comparable offenses. Baylors offense is good to but their defense is as bad as last year.
            I was warching ESPN at noon today and they highlighted the fact that Ole Miss is #1 in the FPI and like the Rebels chances in Tuscaloosa. Even if the Rebels lose they IMO should not drop much in the polls. After all Bama is #2 in the polls.
            Im hoping for an exciting competitive game.

        • Longfellow51

          “IF the Rebels outscore their opponents, they’ll win out.”
          Really??? So that’s how it works (sarcasm).

          • Killer_Beeze

            Well, yeah. Glad you see the light dim watt.
            IF it gets into a ”scoring battle” that’s the way it works. Anything else I can help you with L51?

          • Longfellow51

            I’m not the ass clown that wrote it, you are.

          • Killer_Beeze

            Psychological projecting seems to be your only ass-et.

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