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Ole Miss falls to No. 23 in AP poll

Ole Miss came in at No. 23 in this week’s Associated Press top 25.

The Rebels fell four spots in the poll released Sunday following their 48-43 loss to No. 1 Alabama — a game Ole Miss led 24-3 with 2 minutes, 47 seconds left in the second quarter. Ole Miss (1-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference), whose other loss came to No. 13 Florida State, joins No. 25 Oklahoma as the only ranked teams with a losing record.

Ole Miss also dropped four spots to No. 21 in the Amway Coaches Poll.

Next up for Ole Miss is a home date with No. 12 Georgia (3-0, 1-0), the Rebels’ third top-15 opponent in the season’s first month after the Bulldogs moved up four spots after escaping Missouri with a 28-27 win Saturday. Kickoff from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium this Saturday is set for 11 a.m. (ESPN).

No. 3 Louisville moved up seven spots following its 63-20 pasting of the Seminoles as did No. 10 Texas A&M, which stayed unbeaten with a 29-16 road win over Auburn. No. 15 Miami was the biggest riser, vaulting 10 spots following a 45-10 win over Appalachian State that moved the Hurricanes to 3-0.

Florida State fell 11 spots, making for the largest drop by a No. 2 team since 2012 when Southern Cal plummeted to No. 13 after a loss to Stanford. No. 21 Texas fell 10 spots following its 50-43 loss at California.

Rounding out the top 10 are No. 2 Ohio State, No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 Houston, No. 7 Stanford, No. 8 Michigan State and No. 9 Washington.