Ole Miss likely to compete in the Peach Bowl?

Ole Miss warms up before the Egg Bowl at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023.
Ole Miss warms up before the Egg Bowl at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023. /

We are about to enter Championship weekend in college football, the last chance we will see movement in the CFP Rankings. A few games will impact where Ole Miss will be ranked, but is it likely that the Rebels will compete in the Peach Bowl?

The latest CFP Rankings will be announced Tuesday before heading into Championship weekend in college football. The AP Poll i usually a good indication of where teams could be ranked, with the Rebels moving up to number 11 in yesterday’s latest rankings.

If Ole Miss move up to 11 in the CFP Rankings, they would need a few teams to lose this weekend to guarantee a NY6 Bowl game, likely the Peach Bowl.

Louisville are the closest ranked team behind Ole Miss competing in a game this weekend. They are currently ranked 15 in the latest AP Poll, with a Championship Game against number 4-ranked Florida State.

If Louisville gets a surprise win over the Noles in the ACC Championship game, could the Cardinals jump above Ole Miss? They would have a win over a top-ten-ranked team. However, they would have also lost against two unranked teams, one who hasn’t made a bowl game this time.

You could make an argument for the Cowboys or Rebels to be ranked higher. However, it does feel like they are the only team capable of jumping above the Rebels.

Oklahoma State are ranked 19 in the latest AP Poll with a Big 12 Championship Game against number 7-ranked Texas. If they get a surprise win, it will be hard for them to jump above Ole Miss with three losses to unranked teams.

Tulane are the only other team with a game this weekend, competing in the AAC Championship Game against SMU. Ole Miss already have a victory over the Green Wave this season, so it’s unlikely they can be ranked above them with a win.

If all the above teams fail to win, it will look like Ole Miss will likely play Tulane in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec.30. Unless Tulane lose and the CFP Committee believes Liberty should be the highest-ranked Group of Five teams.

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