Ole Miss is top 10 in the final national rankings, coming in at No. 9 in the Amway coaches poll and No. 10 in the Associated Press poll. It the Rebels first top 10 final ranking since the 1969 season (No. 8 AP).
The Rebels won 10 games for the first time since 2003, including major wins over eventual national champion Alabama and SEC West rivals Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State. Hugh Freeze squad capped the impressive campaign with a 48 20 win over then No. 16 Oklahoma State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
The two Rebels who wore the No. Johnson did so in admirable fashion. Kelly broke almost every Ole Miss quarterbacking single season record and finished with the third most total yards and passing yards in a season in Southeastern Conference history. wholesale jerseys from china Johnson helped lead a Rebel defense that finished top 10 nationally in tackles for loss, defensive touchdowns and fourth down conversions allowed.
Ole Miss has won 10 games against nationally ranked opponents since Freeze arrived in 2012, including a school record 5 2 mark this season. The Rebels went 3 1 against teams that finished top 25 in 2015, including wins over final No. 1 Alabama, No. 16 LSU and No. 19 Oklahoma State and a loss to No. 25 Florida.
This is the third time in history that Ole Miss was the only team to beat the eventual national champion. Ole Miss handed Notre Dame its only loss in 1977 and Florida its only defeat in 2008.
Ole Miss finished with 10 wins for the seventh time in program history.
The Rebels were nationally ranked in all but one week of the 2015 season, rising as high as No. 3 for the second straight season. That the highest ranking since Ole Miss was No. 1 in the 1964 preseason poll.
The Rebels appear in the top 10 of the final national rankings for the 11th time. The other 10 occurred between 1952 69. Ole Miss is in the final top 25 of the AP or coaches poll for the 27th time dating back to the 1941 season. See below for a complete final poll history.