SEC Power Rankings: Rebels Still Not Getting Any Respect

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Even after the Seminoles lose their senior QB to injury, Vegas still has the Ole Miss Rebels as a 4.5 point underdog. Can you believe this?

The Sugar Bowl Champions sporting possibly the top QB in the nation just can’t get any respect. The so-called neutral field apparently isn’t so nonpartisan in the eyes of Vegas. This coupled with our volume of lost starters from a year ago including the NFL round one trifecta are greatly influencing the odds. Our new players have not been acknowledged… yet!

Looking around the league starting with Thursday’s SEC matchup in Nashville, here’s the current odds:
Vandy 3.5 over South Carolina
Tennessee 20.5 over Appalachian State
W. Virginia 10 over Missouri
Mississippi State 29.5 over S. Alabama
Kentucky 6.5 over USM
Arkansas 25 over LA Tech
Clemson 7.5 over Auburn
Texas A&M 3 over UCLA
LSU 9.5 over Wisconsin
Georgia 3 over NC
Alabama 10 over USC
Florida 36.5 over Massachusetts
(GA Southern vs. Savannah State and Memphis vs. SE MO State No Line)

With the Rebels being one of three underdogs in week one, they probably have the toughest opponent of any SEC team in the opener. Despite this, we believe the Rebs will prevail and if we’re right, the level of respect will come quickly. With all the distractions in this summer of 2016, these are inconsequential to those of 1962 when the Ole Miss Rebels were crowned National Champions. It doesn’t get much better than Monday night…Ole Miss versus Florida State.

Here is a look at the SEC season before the opening games for the first five days of September:

sec power ranking week 1 2016


Steve Vassallo

Steve Vassallo is a HottyToddy.com contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife Rosie. You can contact Steve at sovassallo@gmail.com or call him at 985-852-7745.

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