Ole Miss takes another step toward Sugar Bowl in latest release of CFP rankings

Ole Miss took another step toward the Sugar Bowl this evening with the release of the College Football Playoff rankings.

The Sugar Bowl will select the SEC championship game winner if it does not qualify for the playoff.

If the winner does qualify, as Alabama, No. 2 in this week’s rankings would, the Sugar Bowl will select the SEC team team highest rated by the committee that is not in the playoff.

With one set of rankings remaining the Rebels moved up five spots to No. 13 after their 38-27 win over Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 21 last week.

Florida dropped six spots from No. 12 to No. 18 after a 27-2 loss to Florida State.

Nothing short of a monumental upset by Florida against Alabama would knock Ole Miss out of the Sugar Bowl position.

ESPN analyst Rece Davis offered a bit of commentary about the Rebels as the rankings were released saying they “may be in position for a New Year’s Six bowl after a little bit of swoon mid-season for Chad Kelly and the Rebels.”

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

    RebelNation: start getting their reservations for New Orleans. :))

    PA your webpage still ”freezing up” my Google Chrome browser.

    • ripleyreb

      KB, I use Google Chrome also, but do not have any problem with this site freezing up. Hotty Toddy my friend.

      • Killer_Beeze

        Thanks….must be on my end.
        Fins UP!!! ^^^^^^^ (attacking sharks)

    • Parrish Alford

      Ripley, thanks for chiming in. Beeze, wish I had a better answer for you, but I can only share my experience with Chrome, and it’s all been good.

      • Killer_Beeze

        Well, the thing is: my Chrome browser will freeze up and then I get a popup box at the top of the webpage that says:
        “Shockwave plugin has failed”.
        I’ve ‘googled’ this problem and tried correcting it by going to chrome:plugins to make sure all the Flash and Shockwave are turned on. I do have similar problems–on other websites–but not as bad as this one.
        Oh well, I’ll figure it all out one day.
        PA…any word on Denzel and how is DJ Jones…who left with an injury in the Egg Bowl? THX

        • Parrish Alford

          Have not heard.

          • Killer_Beeze

            Let us all know when you hear something. Thanks

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