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Unbeaten Mizzou back in AP poll for first time in two years

Gary Pinkel AP

For those looking for a little respect for 5-0 Missouri, here ya go.

Left outside the coaches’ Top 25 poll, the unbeaten Tigers are inside the Associated Press‘ rankings (barely) at No. 25.  It marks the first time Mizzou has been in the AP poll since the second week of the 2011 season.

Whether or not Mizzou’s stay in the Top 25 will be short-lived or not remains to be seen; next Saturday, they travel to Athens to take on No. 7, but injury-ravaged, Georgia.

Aside from a team that’s part of a university known more for its renowned journalism school cracking the rankings, there was very little notable change exiting Week 6.

Alabama and Oregon, of course, are still 1-2.  As was the case last week, the Tide received 55 first-place votes while the Ducks received the other five.

Florida State, as it did in the coaches’ poll, leapfrogged a pair of teams to go from No. 8 to No. 6.  UCLA (No. 11) and Oklahoma (No. 12) as well as Miami (No. 13) and South Carolina (No. 14) flipped positions from a week ago.

Baylor (No. 15) and Fresno State (No. 21) each climbed two spots.

Washington, which lost by three on the road to No. 5 Stanford, took one step back to No. 16.  Northwestern, which lost by 10 at home to No. 4 Ohio State, dropped three to No. 19.

Arizona State (No. 22), Ole Miss (No. 24) and Maryland (No. 25) all dropped out, replaced by, in addition to Mizzou, No. 23 Northern Illinois and No. 24 Virginia Tech.

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11 Responses to “Unbeaten Mizzou back in AP poll for first time in two years”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    None of those 1 loss SEC teams have any business being ahead of Oklahoma, Miami or UCLA.

  2. wustlumdnj says: Oct 6, 2013 3:31 PM

    Louisville gets its first kinda-test this week! Rutgers LVille on Thursday

  3. kcrobert10 says: Oct 6, 2013 3:31 PM


  4. v2the4 says: Oct 6, 2013 4:52 PM

    congrats to Mizzou….coming back from a 5-7 season..they already have 5 wins, and only need one more to be bowl eligible…of course, their next three games are all slober knockers at Georgia…home vs Florida home vs South Carolina and then another home game vs Tennessee….

    we will see just how good they are before the end of the month

  5. jjdstl01 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:14 PM

    This will change as soon as they play someone beyond a good high school.

  6. dcroz says: Oct 6, 2013 7:16 PM

    Missouri has a real shot at becoming the frontrunner in the SEC East. Georgia is suffering terribly from injuries and will be without both of their starting tailbacks this weekend, plus you have to wonder how much gas they have left in the tank after so many tough games this season whether they were supposed to be (Clemson, SC, LSU) or not (UT). Florida’s offense did well against Arkansas, but can the Gators keep it up in a potential track meet in Columbia? And South Carolina is mediocre despite their record, as they are having a hard time closing out games, plus you have to wonder if the drama involving Jadeveon Clowney’s playing status goes deeper on the team. While Mizzou was forgettable–even embarrassing–in its first SEC season last year, the Tigers may become the breakout story of the league in their sophomore campaign.

  7. tmb333 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    None of those 1 loss SEC teams have any business being ahead of Oklahoma, Miami or UCLA.

    They should be, they are better than those three. Is your sole basis for rating them ahead of the one loss teams, record? You rate them best to worst regardless of record. If Oregon loses to Alabama, that doesn’t mean UCLA is better than Oregon.

  8. rlwptrsn says: Oct 6, 2013 8:39 PM

    YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    None of those 1 loss SEC teams have any business being ahead of Oklahoma, Miami or UCLA.

    Ill give your 2 out of 3 BUT
    UCLA got destroyed by Baylor.
    Baylor called off the dogs against them in the 3rd Quarter. They destroyed them.

  9. rlwptrsn says: Oct 6, 2013 8:40 PM

    Also, I know Teddy B is “all it” but who will Louisville they play this year?
    Guessing strength of schedule will be their quasi loss.

  10. whitdog23 says: Oct 7, 2013 2:00 PM

    Missouri 105 votes
    Auburn 61 votes

    How is Missouri (barely) in the rankings?
    Seems like a biased writer

  11. John Taylor says: Oct 7, 2013 2:16 PM

    Being ranked 25th in a Top 25 poll would constitute “barely” to anyone whose unmentionables weren’t all wadded up.

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