Rebs Crack AP Top 25 Poll

A three-and-oh blowout at the San Juan Shootout has pushed Mississippi into the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since the 2000-01 season.

The 11-0 Rebels entered the poll at No. 22 after upsetting then-No. 15 Clemson on Saturday in Puerto Rico. Mississippi is one of just nine undefeated teams left this season.

Second-year coach Andy Kennedy says it's a long season and the team has so much more to do, but he's happy that his players have been acknowledged for all their hard work.

Ole Miss hasn't been ranked since March 2001, when the Rebels were 14th in the season's final poll after making it to the N-C-Double-A tournament regional semifinals.

Ole Miss can set the school record for consecutive victories to start the season with a win over Southern Miss on Friday in Southaven. The 11-0 start matches the mark set in the 1936-37 (20-6) and 2000-01 (27-8) seasons.

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