While Ole Miss was resting through its bye week, the top end of the top 25 was experiencing some turnover. Group of 5 darling Houston, which many had pegged to go undefeated and crash the Playoff party, lost a shocker to Navy, while previously undefeated Miami dropped a close game to its in-state rival from Tallahassee. Both of those teams plummeted out of the top 10, opening the door for the Rebels to climb two spots without playing a snap.
Ole Miss jumped from No. 14 to No. 12 in the latest AP poll, which was released on Monday instead of Sunday because of Georgia’s hurricane-delayed game against South Carolina.
Houston (which dropped from 6 to 13) and Miami (10 to 16), weren’t the only top-10 teams to lose over the weekend. Tennessee’s luck finally ran out in a double-overtime loss to Texas A&M, though the Vols staid put at No. 9. The Aggies, who looked shaky enough in the win to throw doubt on their ability to threaten Alabama for the SEC West title, moved up two spots to No. 6.
Here’s the full AP poll as well as the latest Coaches and S&P+ rankings.
|AP (Previous)||Coaches (Previous)||S&P+|
|2||Ohio State||Ohio State||Michigan|
|6||Texas A&M (8)||Texas A&M (7)||Oklahoma|
|8||Wisconsin (11)||Baylor (11)||LSU|
|9||Tennessee||Nebraska (12)||Florida State|
|10||Nebraska (12)||Wisconsin (13)||Florida|
|11||Baylor (13)||Tennessee (9)||Ole Miss|
|12||Ole Miss (14)||Houston (5)||Auburn|
|13||Houston (6)||Ole Miss (14)||Texas A&M|
|14||Florida State (23)||Florida (18)||Miami|
|15||Boise (19)||Boise State (19)||Tennessee|
|16||Miami (10)||Florida State (21)||Baylor|
|17||Virginia Tech (25)||Miami (10)||Penn State|
|18||Florida||West Virginia (20)||USC|
|19||Oklahoma (20)||Virginia Tech (NR)||Virginia Tech|
|20||West Virginia (22)||Oklahoma (22)||Houston|
|21||Utah (24)||Utah (24)||UCLA|
|22||Arkansas (16)||Arkansas (17)||BYU|
|23||Auburn (NR)||Western Michigan (25)||TCU|
|24||West. Michigan (NR)||Arizona State (NR)||Nebraska|
|25||Navy (NR)||LSU (NR)||Wisconsin|