After their first loss of the season, the Ole Miss Rebels are once again staring up at the top of the SEC in the Week 6 SEC Power Poll.
The Rebels slid to No. 5 this week, after a fortnight spent at No. 1 in the poll on the strength of their impressive win at Alabama. Taking a beating four times as bad at Florida — which soared from No. 7 to No. 3 in this week's rankings — dropped Hugh Freeze's team back to what appears to be the penultimate position in a six-pack of teams considered the league's best.
The Rebels earned 109 points from voters, and only Georgia (No. 6, with 108 points) ranked behind them among teams earning 100 or more points; meanwhile, Mississippi State languishes in seventh, 22 points behind the Dawgs.
Below, the comments from voters on Ole Miss, and the full SEC Power Poll for Week 6.
Ole Miss Rebels
After blowing out Alabama and then struggling to beat Vanderbilt, the Rebels shine wore off completely in Gainesville. Was that Alabama loss more about the Tide than it was about the Rebs? It's starting to look that way.---A Sea of Blue
It's almost as if the Rebels may have been somewhat fortunate to have escaped Tuscaloosa with a victory. No, never mind, that's a ridiculous claim. How dare anyone have that thought?---Roll Bama Roll
Saved fans the trouble of an agonizing collapse in November by getting unexpectedly blown out in October.---Rocky Top Talk
SEC POWER POLL RESULTS, WEEK 5
|Team (First-place votes)||Points||Change||Standard Deviation|
|1||Alabama Crimson Tide (7)||149||+3||0.688|
|2||LSU Tigers (3)||143||+1||0.894|
|4||Texas A&M Aggies (1)||122||+1||1.758|
|5||Ole Miss Rebels||109||-4||1.044|
|7||Mississippi St. Bulldogs||86||-1||0.405|
|14||South Carolina Gamecocks||15||-1||0.505|