College Football Playoff Top 25 Analysis: Oregon at No. 4 is a Joke

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Nov 1, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; Ole Miss Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace (14) during an injury timeout in the game against the Auburn Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Auburn defeated Ole Miss 35-31. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Dropping Ole Miss to No. 11 After Loss to Auburn

Yes, the Rebels are a 2-loss team, but after being ranked No. 3 and losing a close game to the No. 4 team, we are going to drop them to No. 11? That makes absolutely no sense, and Ole Miss fans have a right to be as angry as they’d like after that decision.

The Rebels are not just any 2-loss team. They are a 2-loss team in the SEC West. That counts for something. Losing 2 games in this division is like going undefeated in any other conference. And for that, they still belong in the Top 10. We have them in the Top 6 of our Top 25, which you can see here.

Another reason they shouldn’t have dropped out of the Top 10 is the way they lost, and the Selection Committee has shown it takes the eye test into account. When you lose because somebody broke their leg on a play after a dirty hit and fumbled the ball, it’s a cheap way to lose.

That shouldn’t be affecting Ole Miss too much if we are going to consider the eye test, so to us, there is no good reason to drop this team out of the Top 10.