The AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll updates were released Sunday afternoon, and Ole Miss’ raucous 48-43 loss to Alabama dropped the Rebs into the final five spots in both rankings. At No. 22 in the Coaches and No. 23 in the AP, it seems voters still like Ole Miss’ explosiveness and penchant for big plays.
The polls’ confidence in the Rebs should bolster fans’ confidence that now is not the time to panic over Ole Miss’ 1-2 start. The offense does many things very well, if the defense has been lackluster for broad stretches. The Rebs fought Bama tooth-and-nail to the wire on Saturday, which can’t be said for, say, Florida State or Oklahoma. FSU in fact nosedived 11 spots down to No. 13 in the AP after taking a 63-20 thrashing at the hands of No. 3 Louisville.
Ole Miss’ next opponent Georgia inexplicably jumped up four spots in the AP to No. 12, despite a near-embarrassing loss to Mizzou in Week 3. Arkansas gained seven spots and currently sits at No. 17, while Oklahoma’s big fail against No. 2 Ohio State cast them down to No. 25.
Below are the current AP and Coaches polls and each team's S&P+ ranking as of Week 3.
|AP (Previous)||Coaches (Previous)||S&P+|
|2||Ohio State (3)||Ohio State (4)||Alabama|
|3||Louisville (10)||Clemson (3)||LSU|
|8||Michigan State (12)||Michigan State||Louisville|
|10||Texas A&M (17)||Wisconsin (12)||Florida State|
|11||Wisconsin (9)||Georgia (13)||Ole Miss|
|12||Georgia (16)||Tennessee (15)||Stanford|
|13||Florida State (2)||Texas A&M (20)||Tennessee|
|14||Tennessee (15)||Florida State (2)||Baylor|
|15||Miami (25)||Baylor (19)||Miami|
|16||Baylor (21)||Florida (23)||USC|
|17||Arkansas (24)||LSU (22)||Oregon|
|18||LSU (20)||Arkansas (24)||UCLA|
|19||Florida (23)||Miami (25)||Texas A&M|
|20||Nebraska (NR)||Nebraska (NR)||Wisconsin|
|21||Texas (11)||(tie) TCU (NR)||Notre Dame|
|22||San Diego State (NR)||(tie) Ole Miss (17)||Auburn|
|23||Ole Miss (19)||Utah (NR)||TCU|
|24||Utah (NR)||Texas (16)||Virginia Tech|
|25||Oklahoma (14)||Iowa (11)||Oklahoma State|