It was a successful opening week for Ole Miss football this past Saturday when they dismantled the Mercer Bears 73-7. Following the Rebel’s big win, they’ve now climbed two spots in the latest AP Poll moving up from 22nd to 20th.
Ole Miss will enter Saturday’s matchup with Tulane ranked 20th in the country after the release of the latest AP Poll, one of six Southeastern Conference teams that are included in the latest rankings. The poll, which is released every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. CST/2:00 p.m. EST, unless a ranked team has yet to play, is voted on by 62 writers and analysts nationwide.
The final game this week involved a ranked team in No. 9 Clemson when they took on Duke on Monday night, delaying the poll’s release until Tuesday.
The Rebel’s big win over Mercer was one of the biggest blowouts of week one, winning by a margin of 66 points which ranked as the sixth biggest margin of victory in school history. Wide receiver Tre Harris set a school record with four receiving touchdowns and the quarterbacks combined for 524 passing yards, also a school record.
Ole Miss football will have a top-25 matchup in week two when they hit the road to New Orleans to take on the Tulane Green Wave, a team that currently sits ranked at No. 24 in the AP Poll. Tulane beat South Alabama 37-17 in week one and quarterback Michael Pratt had a big day completing 14 of 15 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns.
Some other notable changes in the poll include Colorado being ranked at #22 after a big upset win over TCU, Clemson falling all the way to 25 after an embarrassing loss against Duke, Florida State jumping into the top four after a big win over LSU, and TCU falling completely out after being ranked at 17 entering week one.
The rest of the poll can be found below:
Some other teams receiving votes include Iowa (73), UCLA (55), Arkansas (28), TCU (27), Kentucky (15).