A loss to No. 18 Auburn did some damage to elevated postseason hopes for Ole Miss football, but the Rebels only fell to No. 15 in the Associated Press and USA TODAY Coaches polls on Sunday.
Ole Miss (6-2, 3-2 SEC) now moves on to its final non-conference game of the season against a Hugh Freeze coached Liberty Flames team. Kickoff is set for Saturday, Nov. 6th at 11am.
There is still a ton to play for over the last four games of the regular season, but now Rebel fans need to cheer for absolute chaos in the SEC West to assure the best possible postseason destination. Winning its final four games would almost assuredly put Ole Miss in a New Year’s Six bowl though there are four SEC schools ahead of the Rebels currently in the rankings.
Georgia remained at No. 1 overall after trouncing Florida, 34-7, as the Bulldogs seem to be the frontrunner to lead the College Football Playoff rankings when they are revealed Tuesday.
Other SEC teams ranked in the Top-25 include No. 3 Alabama, No. 12 Auburn, No. 13 Texas A&M, and No. 18 Kentucky. Mississippi State and Arkansas are in the others receiving votes category and are seemingly within striking distance of the top 25 again.