Ole Miss continued its climb back up the Associated Press rankings Sunday, moving up to No. 19 after an impressive 38-17 win over LSU in Oxford Saturday. The Rebels were No. 25 a week ago.

The Rebels (8-3, 5-2 in the SEC) are still holding out hope for a visit to the SEC Championship Game. They need a win over Mississippi State on Saturday and an Alabama loss to Auburn to get there. Crazier things have happened.

Alabama is No. 2 in the AP Poll. Florida is No. 10 and Mississippi State is No. 23.

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The highest the  Rebels have been ranked in the AP Poll this season was No. 3. That was back in September after their big win over Alabama.  They dropped a little after their first loss to Florida, but then dropped a lot after losses to Memphis and Arkansas, falling out of the rankings completely. The Rebels re-emerged last week at No. 25.

In the Coaches Poll, Mississippi checked in at No. 19, up six spots from a week ago. Alabama is the highest ranked SEC team in the Coaches Poll, coming in at No. 2. Florida is ninth and Mississippi State – the Rebels’ opponent this week in the Egg Bowl, is at No. 22. LSU fell out of the poll for the first time all year after its third straight loss.