Ole Miss ranked No. 24 in preseason coaches’ poll

Published 1:17 pm Monday, August 8, 2022

Ole Miss football came in at No. 24 in the preseason USA Today American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) coaches’ poll, the organization announced on Monday.

The Rebels went 10-3 last season—breaking the program record for regular-season wins before falling to Baylor in the Sugar Bowl.

They retooled in the offseason following the departure of several key pieces on both sides of the ball, including superstar quarterback Matt Corral and edge rusher Sam Williams.

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Head coach Lane Kiffin put together the No. 2 transfer class headlined by quarterback Jaxson Dart, running back Zach Evans and defensive linemen Jared Ivey and J.J. Pegues—bringing a host of fresh faces to revamp the roster following their historic 2021 season.

Kiffin is 15-8 in his two seasons at the reigns for Ole Miss, who opens their 2022 season at home against Troy at 3 p.m. on Sept. 3.