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Updated: 9/08/2013 5:41 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - For the first time in over three seasons, the Ole Miss Rebels are ranked in the Associated Press' Top 25 rankings. The last time an Ole Miss team accomplished that was after a win in the Cotton Bowl in January, 2010.

Hugh Freeze and the Rebels enter the poll at No. 25.

With Saturday's win over Southeast Missouri State, the Rebels sit at (2-0) for the second year in a row. Ole Miss has not started a season (3-0) since 1989.

The Rebels are also ranked No. 25 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Elsewhere in the AP Top 25, Alabama remains No. 1 in the nation, followed by Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford. The only change in the Top 5 is that the Tigers and Buckeyes switched spots.

As for the rest of the SEC, Texas A&M moves up a spot to No. 6, LSU is No. 8 and Georgia is No. 9. Outside of the Top 10, South Carolina dropped to No. 13 after losing to the UGA Bulldogs, while Florida slides to No. 18 after losing to Miami (FL).

The Hurricanes entered the poll at No. 15 this week after being unranked last week.

COMPLETE AP TOP 25 RANKINGS (first place votes in parentheses)
1Alabama (57)
2Oregon (1)
3Clemson (1)
4Ohio State (1)
6Texas A&M
10Florida State
12Oklahoma State
13South Carolina
15Miami (FL)
21Notre Dame
25Ole Miss

Also receiving votes: Arizona State 64, Michigan State 26, Fresno State 26, Texas 26, Northern Illinois 21, Virginia Tech 15, Brigham Young 14, Georgia Tech 10, Illinois 9, Arizona 9, Bowling Green 7, Penn State 7, Boise State 3, Tennessee 1.
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