The Associated Press released its updated rankings Tuesday afternoon, and the Ole Miss Rebels are a little closer to the top.

Ole Miss comes in at No. 15 in this week’s rankings after earning the No. 18 spot in the AP’s Preseason Top 25. The Rebels have since beaten the Boise State Broncos 35-13 on a neutral field in Atlanta, aiding their case for a higher ranking.

Ole Miss’ No. 15 ranking is its highest since 2009.

The Rebels were also helped by a few teams previously ranked ahead of them who lost their season openers last week. Fellow SEC member South Carolina, which began the year ranked No. 9 in the polls, fell 52-28 to then-No. 21 Texas A&M last week, and dropped all the way to No. 21 itself in this week’s rankings.

Both the Rebels and the Aggies moved ahead of the Gamecocks, and the Aggies actually leapfrogged Ole Miss as well all the way to the No. 9 ranking.

All in all, eight teams from the SEC found themselves in Tuesday’s rankings, including four teams in the top-10. Five of the seven SEC West teams were ranked this week.

Here’s the complete Top 25 (first place votes in parentheses):

1. Florida State (46)
2. Alabama (1)
3. Oregon (5)
4. Oklahoma (2)
5. Auburn
6. Georgia (2)
7. Michigan State
8. Ohio State
9. Texas A&M (2)
10. Baylor
11. UCLA
12. LSU (1)
13. Stanford
14. USC
15. Ole Miss
16. Notre Dame
17. Arizona State
18. Wisconsin
19. Nebraska
20. Kansas State
21. South Carolina
22. North Carolina
23. Clemson
24. Missouri
25. Louisville

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