Friday, March 31, 2023

HottyToddy.com’s Daily Ole Miss Sports Roundup

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HottyToddy.com is giving readers a roundup of all the commentary and information about the Ole Miss Rebels from various publications around the Web.

Readers will be able to check out the latest information in a single post every day throughout the year. Here at HottyToddy.com, we are doing all the leg work to find the information that people may want to hear about Ole Miss sports.

Today’s roundup features Bleacher Report and Red Cup Rebellion.


Potential Landing Spots for NFL Draft’s Top OT, Laremy Tunsil

Photo courtesy of Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics
Photo courtesy of Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics

At this point in the draft process, it’s hard to get away from the name Laremy Tunsil. He joined the University of Mississippi as an offensive tackle super recruit and somehow managed to surpass the high expectations set for him.

In a three-year career, he allowed only two sacks while playing in college football’s murderers’ row, the Southeastern Conference. He was suspended for the first half of his junior season due to NCAA violations, a non-factor in his draft perception, which forced him to go head-to-head with two of the top pass-rushers in college football while still being rusty.

How did he respond? By completely shutting down Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett and Auburn’s Carl Lawson. Tunsil has received a lot of praise, but the assumption that he’ll come off the board with the first overall pick has underplayed the storyline of other cities where he might fit well.

As of this moment, Play the Draft, a site that creates a big board from a user-based stock market function, ranks Tunsil as the top player in the 2015 NFL draft. To figure out where this elite prospect might land, we’ll analyze the personnel of those franchises drafting with a top-five pick in this draft, as well as trade-up candidates.

Courtesy of Justis Mosqueda and Bleacher Report


2016 college baseball top 25 and RPI: Ole Miss climbs into the top 10

Photo by Jack Olstad HottyToddy.com
Photo by Jack Olstad HottyToddy.com

There was a lot of talk about Ole Miss’ weekend series against a bad Grambling State team having a negative impact on its national ranking, particularly in the RPI. But after sweeping what turned out to be a surprisingly competitive Tigers team, the Rebs have shot up across the board. They jumped up to No. 3 in the RPI and climbed into the top 10 at both D1 Baseball (No. 9) and Perfect Game (No. 10). Baseball America put them at No. 12.

That’s just as much, if not more, about what happened outside of Oxford. Two top 10 teams, NC State and Oregon, lost series over the weekend that opened the door for Ole Miss to slide up. Oregon, by the way, was swept by Mississippi State, who finally showed why they began the season so highly ranked. The Dawgs climbed to No. 15 in all of the major poles.

Throw in unanimous No. 1 Florida, Vandy, A&M, LSU, South Carolina and Arkansas, and you have eight SEC teams scattered through the polls. That number will drop as teams start beating up on each other in conference play this weekend, but damn.

Rank D1 Baseball Baseball America Perfect Game RPI
1 Florida Florida Florida Charleston
2 Vanderbilt Texas A&M Vanderbilt North Carolina
3 Texas A&M Oregon State Texas A&M Ole Miss
4 Oregon State Louisville Louisville Clemson
5 Louisville Vanderbilt Oregon State Florida
6 North Carolina Miami LSU South Carolina
7 LSU LSU TCU Louisville
8 TCU TCU North Carolina Michigan State
9 Ole Miss Cal Miami NC State
10 Miami Virginia Ole Miss Florida State
11 Florida State North Carolina Florida State Arizona
12 Cal Ole Miss Cal Wright State
13 NC State Florida State Virginia UC Santa Barbara
14 Arkansas UCLA NC State Texas A&M
15 Mississippi State Mississippi State Mississippi State South Alabama
16 South Carolina Louisiana-Lafayette Oregon Gonzaga
17 East Carolina Arkansas Arkansas Miami
18 Virginia Michigan UCLA Northwestern State
19 Clemson Oregon Houston Fresno State
20 UCLA Houston Michigan Southern Miss
21 Oregon NC State Clemson UCLA
22 Long Beach State Oklahoma State Coastal Carolina BYU
23 Cal State Fullerton College of Charleston Oklahoma State Vanderbilt
24 Louisiana-Lafayette Long Beach State Missouri Creighton
25 Oklahoma State Michigan State Texas Tech Old Dominion

Courtesy of Jeff Gray and Red Cup Rebellion 


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