Bilas has Rebels in his field of 68

College Basketball expert Jay Bilas ranked teams 1-68, and Ole Miss is in the mix.

I know none of this really matters. With 12 SEC games remaining, the Rebels still have plenty of chances to play themselves in or out of the Tournament. But perception does matter. There have been years when Ole Miss was perceived as not worthy and when Selection Sunday rolled around, the Rebels found themselves on the wrong side of the bubble.

Thus, what people think today does matter somewhat. Ole Miss is viewed as a Tournament team right now. That perception could help if the Rebels start to play their way down close to the bubble, which could happen over the course of a rigorous SEC schedule.