Can Ole Miss overtake LSU in the SEC West?

Hugh Freeze has made some noise at Ole Miss since his arrival and has them on the uptick. With back-to-back winning seasons and bowl berths, the Rebels are looking to continue to climb the ladder in the SEC West. The LSU Tigers are a team that will have a tremendous changeover on offense this season and some are looking for them to drop down a notch.

Can Ole Miss finish higher than LSU in the SEC West? That was the focus of a recent round-table on Athlon Sports. I was asked to take part and here is what I had to say…

I’m a big believer in “past performance predicts future performance”, especially when things remain constant. The constant for LSU has been Les Miles and over his nine years at LSU he has had seven double-digit win seasons, one nine win season and one eight win season. In other words, you can bank on LSU winning 10 games year in and year out and they have a basement of five conference wins.

Hugh Freeze and his Ole Miss Rebels are on the rise but in his first two seasons, the Rebels have been unable to rise above three conference wins.

It’s certainly possible that LSU has a down year this year with all of it’s changeover and Ole Miss breaks through but until that happens I’m putting my money on Les and LSU to finish higher in the SEC West than Ole Miss and Mr Freeze.

To see what the rest of the Athlon Sports round-table had to say, click here.

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Dry humorist, craft beer enthusiast, occasionally unbiased SEC fan, UGA alumni, contributor for The Comeback.