After a Saturday night full of every kind of emotion, Ole Miss came away with the W against Texas A&M in Oxford. With nearly every team above them in the AP Poll winning, it would take something special for the Rebels to move up into a single digit rank.
The week 11 AP Poll was announced a few hours ago, with Ole Miss fans expecting to at least jump up one place from 11. With the number 10 team Oklahoma losing for the second week in a row, it seemed that the Rebels would move up, but by how much?
Despite not beating a ranked team, it will have still been seen as a strong win for Ole Miss over an SEC West rival. However, would the Associated Press see the victory as a big enough one to move them up more than one spot?
They did make the jump, as the Rebels moved up to number 10 in the week 11 AP Poll. It will be interesting to see where Lane Kiffin’s side is ranked, when the official College Football Playoff rankings are announced on Tuesday.
If they do stay ranked at number 10 in the CFP Rankings when they are announced on Tuesday, then we will see a top 10 match-up in week 11.
Their opponents on Saturday are current college football champions Georgia, who are ranked number 1 in the AP Poll after their win over Missouri. Despite that, they were ranked number 2 behind Ohio State in the first official CFP Rankings last Tuesday.
There is a good chance that the Bulldogs will move up to number 1 when the new rankings are announced on Tuesday. If that is the case, Ole Miss will be playing the number 1 team on Saturday.
Lane Kiffin had his best season with Ole Miss in 2021, going 10-3, including a loss in the Sugar Bowl. A surprise win on Saturday against Georgia will take the Rebs to 9-1, with two winnable games left on the schedule.