Key stretch: Ole Miss

Key stretch: at Alabama (Oct. 16), at Arkansas (Oct. 23), Auburn (Oct. 30).

Prediction: The Rebels have won nine games each of the past two seasons, the first time that’s happened since the John Vaught era in 1961 and 1962. If they could manage to win two games in this stretch, a third straight season of nine or more wins would be very possible.