|1960 Ole Miss Rebels football|
National Champion (FWAA) 
Sugar Bowl champion
|Record||10–0–1 (5–0–1 SEC)|
|Home stadium||Hemingway Stadium |
|1960 Southeastern Conference football standings|
|No. 2 Ole Miss $||5||–||0||–||1||10||–||0||–||1|
|No. 18 Florida||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
|No. 9 Alabama||5||–||1||–||1||8||–||1||–||2|
|No. 13 Auburn||5||–||2||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1960 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1960 NCAA University Division football season. In their fourteenth season under head coach Johnny Vaught, the Rebels compiled a 10–0–1 record and won their fourth Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship. Their only blemish was a 6–6 tie against LSU. Mississippi was the only major-conference team in the nation that finished the season undefeated on the field (Missouri subsequently was credited with an undefeated season when its lone loss to Kansas was erased by forfeit).
The final Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI) polls placed the Rebels second and third, respectively, behind the Minnesota Golden Gophers who were voted national champions before the bowl games. The major "wire-service" polls changed this policy following the 1965 season. The final AP poll of November 29 was one of the closest ever: Minnesota with 17½ first-place votes, Mississippi 16, and Iowa 12½. Students made “AP” and “UPI” dummies, hung them from the Union Building, and burned them while chanting, “We’re No. 1, to hell with AP and UPI.” The No. 1 Gophers, however, subsequently lost the Rose Bowl to No. 6 Washington. Meanwhile, No. 2 Ole Miss defeated Rice, 14–6, in the Sugar Bowl. Quarterback Jake Gibbs was voted the game's MVP by scoring two rushing touchdowns.
After the New Year's Day bowl games, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) voted Mississippi as national champions and awarded them the Grantland Rice Trophy. This is the only one of Mississippi's three claimed national championships officially recognized by the NCAA. Ole Miss has never finished a season No. 1 in either the AP or Coaches Poll.
In the Egg Bowl, Ole Miss beat Mississippi State, 35–9. Ole Miss held the lead in the series with 29 wins, 24 losses and 4 ties. In the Magnolia Bowl, Ole Miss tied LSU, 6–6. LSU held the lead in the series with 27 wins, 20 losses, and 2 ties.
|September 17||at Houston*||No. 2||W 42–0|
|September 24||Kentucky||No. 1||W 21–6|
|October 1||at Memphis State*||No. 1||W 31–20|
|October 8||at Vanderbilt||No. 2||W 21–6|
|October 15||at Tulane||No. 1||W 26–13|||
|October 22||at No. 11 Arkansas*||No. 2||W 10–7|
|October 29||LSU||No. 2||T 6–6|
|November 5||Chattanooga*||No. 6||W 45–0|||
|November 12||at No. 14 Tennessee||No. 4||W 24–3|||
|November 26||Mississippi State||No. 3||W 35–9|
|January 2, 1961||vs. Rice*||No. 2||W 14–6|
|Bobby Crespino||1||10||Halfback||Cleveland Browns|
|Jerry Daniels||5||67||Tackle||New York Giants|
|Allen Green||8||109||Center||New York Giants|
|Jake Gibbs||9||125||Quarterback||Cleveland Browns|
|Bob Benton||11||151||Tackle||New York Giants|
|Doug Elmore||13||171||Back||Washington Redskins|
|Charley Taylor||15||209||Back||Cleveland Browns|