In the 2017 preseason ESPN Football Power Index that was released last week, the experts place Ole Miss at number 38. 10 SEC teams rank above the Rebels, including Alabama, Auburn, and LSU that all made the top 6. Though their might be a large number of naysayers writing the rebels off this year, we think they are in a good position to surprise us all!
The 2017 Ole Miss football schedule is much more favorable early on then in years past. If the Rebels can survive the September 16th showdown in Berkeley vs California, there is a great chance Ole Miss will roll into Tuscaloosa undefeated. After a two-week stretch in the state of Alabama, lets say the Rebels go 1 for 2, which in the minds of many would be a success! Ole Miss would then come back home to beat Vanderbilt and advancing to 5-1 on the season! Besides the LSU game the following week Ole Miss will likely be favored or a slight underdog in all of its remaining games. Assuming we make it through the month of October okay, there is solid chance the Rebels can pull of a nine or ten win season! If the Ole Miss football team can accomplish such a feat, it would speak volumes on the coaching staff, players, athletic department, and fans ability to all stick together through tough times. Go Rebs, the 2017 season cant get here soon enough!
Source – ESPN.com