Since the week of Oct. 16, 2016, the Ole Miss Rebels are nationally ranked for the first time.
The Associated Press released its Week Two Top 25 at 2 ET/1 CT, listing the Rebels as the No. 20 team in the country. You can find the full poll here:
Ole Miss knocked off Louisville 43-24 in Atlanta on Monday night, thanks in large part to the effort put forth Heisman dark horse Matt Corral, who threw for 381 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 55 yards and an additional score on 12 carries.
"I think especially in college football when you can pull the ball and be a threat, it changes how you have to play defense," Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin said of his quarterback. "I've said it all along: I think the guy is really special. If he plays like this, he's going to make a lot of money and be in the top 10 picks [in the NFL draft]."
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However, it was the defense of Ole Miss that took most of the nation by surprise on Monday night, a unit that has been reinvigorated by linebacker transfer Chance Campbell, as well as D.J. Durkin's new-look 3-2-6 scheme.
"[The defense] played how we are supposed to," Kiffin said after the win. "Obviously we completely changed schemes from what we did a year ago, and I had not talked about it on purpose and waited for this game."
Now sporting a top-20 ranking in both the coaches poll and the AP poll, Ole Miss will head into its first home date of the season at Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium, where Austin Peay will await them this Saturday afternoon.
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