Ole Miss leapt four spots in the latest Associated Press poll to No. 13 and No. 14 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll after a thrilling 52-51 win over Arkansas on Saturday.
The Rebels (4-1, 1-1 SEC) now have a three-game SEC stretch to finish off October. First up is a reunion for head coach Lane Kiffin and the Tennessee Volunteers (4-2, 2-1 SEC) in Knoxville. A home game against LSU follows then a pre-Halloween showdown against Auburn to close out the month.
There is also a new number one in college football with Georgia unanimously occupying the top spot after No. 5 Alabama lost to an unranked Texas A&M team who is now ranked No. 21 in the AP Poll.
Arkansas fell back to No. 17, and Florida came in at No. 20 after it pummeled hapless Vanderbilt. The SEC’s other undefeated, Kentucky, is now ranked No. 11 after it blew out LSU in Lexington.
Ole Miss is now back into the conversation for a New Years Six bowl if it can maintain its winning ways. With six of the final seven games against conference foes, there is a lot of good football left to be played to try and get back to one of the premier bowl games (or even potentially sneak into the pla-, no not gonna do it).
Red Cup will have more on UT as game week gets into full swing, but this season is shaping up to be everything Rebel fans hoped it would be so far. Cheers!