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Mizzou makes its way back into AP Top Five

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Moving into the Associated Press Top Five for the first time in five years Oct. 20, Missouri dropped out a week later with a double-overtime loss to South Carolina.  Four weeks later, they’re back.

Thanks to a pair of losses by Top-Five teams in Week 13, Mizzou has moved back into the Top Five at No. 5, leapfrogging Clemson in the process.  Baylor, which had moved to No. 3 last week, dropped six to No. 9.  Oregon tumbled even further, falling all the way from to No. 12 after entering the weekend No. 5.

The Tigers are one of three SEC teams in the Top Five, including, obviously, No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Auburn.  Those two teams will meet in the Iron Bowl Saturday, with the winner representing the West against either Mizzou or South Carolina in the SEC championship game.  The Tigers will claim the East with a win over Texas A&M.

Ohio State, on the verge of being passed in the BCS rankings by Baylor, instead moved back to No. 3 in the latest AP Top 25.  The “other” OSU. Oklahoma State, moved up four to No. 7 thanks to its dominating win over the Bears.

The remainder of the Top 10 consists of No. 6 Clemson (up one), No. 8 Stanford (up two) and No. 10 South Carolina (up two).

Arizona State, thanks its win over then-No. 14 UCLA, shot up six positions to No. 13.  Texas A&M took the biggest hit of those that remained inside the Top 25, going from No. 9 to No. 19 after getting throttled by LSU.

Ole Miss (No. 24) was the only team that dropped out, replaced by No. 25 Notre Dame.

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20 Responses to “Mizzou makes its way back into AP Top Five”
  1. blacknole08 says: Nov 24, 2013 3:39 PM

    Wow that Bama – Auburn game is HUGE.

    If Auburn wins the Iron Bowl then the SEC championship game, it would be hard not to put them in the National championship game against us.

  2. normtide says: Nov 24, 2013 3:59 PM

    Three of the top five, not bad. Hate your local sports writer, I guess.

  3. manik56 says: Nov 24, 2013 4:49 PM

    Props to Bill Rabinowitz for the ND St vote.

  4. imaduffer says: Nov 24, 2013 5:41 PM

    Four of the top ten teams just played Pop Warner teams. I wonder why? Could it be because their chicken to play top caliper teams or are they just gaming the system?

  5. bronzestarusmc says: Nov 24, 2013 6:31 PM

    16, 17, and 18 jokes!

  6. kcrobert10 says: Nov 24, 2013 7:10 PM

    Lets hear the sec haters. 3 in the top 5, 4 in the top 10, 6 in the top 25, 9 in the top 35. Simply dominate. Its a close fight for second best conference Pac 12 and big 10. The Pac has 1 top 10 team, 5 top 25, 6 top 35. While the big 10 has 1 top 10, 3 top 25, 5 top 35. The big 12 and acc bring up the rear. Big 12 has 2 top 10, 3 top 25, 4 top 35. While the acc has 2 top 10, and 3 top 25s. All this says to me I don’t care how many losses the sec champ has they have every right to demand national title shot.

  7. onlyoneleft says: Nov 24, 2013 7:18 PM

    Numbers 11, 12, 12 & 15 would stomp numbers 5 & 10.

  8. onlyoneleft says: Nov 24, 2013 7:21 PM

    If I was a Bama fan, I would want to play Aubarn too. Noles are waiting.

  9. sportsbastard says: Nov 24, 2013 7:34 PM

    Would be #3 if not for a kicker with a case of the yips. MIZ!

  10. BrownsTown says: Nov 24, 2013 7:45 PM

    And why wouldn’t Mizzou be #5? They’ve beaten exactly 0 teams in that top 25 list above.

  11. kcrobert10 says: Nov 24, 2013 8:21 PM

    Good lord who has Ohio st beat. Mizzou beat top 25 teams Georgia, Florida, ole miss, and barely lost to south Carolina. Ya but they don’t belong I hope Alabama and Florida st do play for the national championship. So that after Michigan st beats u guys you will play us in the sugar bowl we can smoke u guys. Big 10 and the acc are so overrated. I’m coming to the belief that there fans are permanently stuck in the 80’s hold on to them old days as another sec team beats ur brains in on new yrs day again.

  12. BrownsTown says: Nov 24, 2013 8:34 PM


    Sorry, but I don’t see any of those teams in the top 25 above. Could you point out where I’m wrong? The list is right there.

    These impressive victories you speak of are as made up as most of Bama’s claimed 15 championships.

    I’m right, you’re wrong. The list don’t lie. Deal with it.

  13. normtide says: Nov 24, 2013 8:40 PM

    Yet your undefeated team is #3. So sad for you.

  14. buckeye1nation says: Nov 24, 2013 8:50 PM

    @ kcrobert10–Are you kidding me with Georgia, Florida and Ole Miss? I don’t see any of those teams in the current Top 25. If you wanna go the “what they were ranked when they played” route: Ohio State beat Wisconsin (currently in the Top 15), and Northwestern.

    Ohio State will take care of TSUN, then take care of their little brother. We won’t get into the Game, but that is OK. We will take care of business in the Rose Bowl and enter next season on a 26 game winning streak.

    And BTW, I have been rooting for Mizzou because Matyt Mauk is from my hometown of Kenton, Oh.

  15. buckeye1nation says: Nov 24, 2013 8:55 PM

    @norm–Our team is right were they deserve to be. I am not a disillusion Buckeye fan that thinks we could hang with FSU (we don’t have the defense to do that) but I do think we could give Bama a good tough game. Urban would have his guys pumped and ready to go for that one..

  16. BrownsTown says: Nov 24, 2013 8:57 PM

    Can’t control conventional wisdom. 17% of Americans still think Obama is a Muslim. If you want to draw some overlap here, that’s on you…..I didn’t say it.

  17. normtide says: Nov 24, 2013 9:02 PM

    I’ve always said OSU would play either a good game. I’m just saying I wouldn’t knock anyone’s schedule. I will add, don’t look past MSU. Unlike most other B1G teams, they have a shot at beating OSU.

  18. cartergloyd97 says: Nov 24, 2013 10:02 PM

    Hey Browns Town,
    Your an idiot. Georgia, Vanderbilt, and Ole Miss would all be ranked if they had beaten Mizzou. But they couldn’t because our extremely dominate D-Line, the three headed monster in the back field know has Josey, Hansbourgh and Murphy. Also, you can’t forget about the Explosive WR known only as DGB (who was the number 1 high school pick in the nation) and L’Damian Washington that is averaging 19.1 yards. Oh and never forget that we have two inter-changeable quarterbacks that are both having Fantastic seasons. Hate all you want, Mizzou can compete with any team on that list.

  19. allmyteamsareterrible says: Nov 25, 2013 12:48 AM

    Oh the irony….”your an idiot”! Good stuff. And I find it hilarious that someone is using Florida as an argument why a team deserves to be ranked higher. Is that the same Florida that lost to FCS Georgia Southern and is not even going to end the season bowl eligible? Grats!

    I love how I keep repeatedly being told that teams like Stanford, Oregon, and Baylor are better than Ohio State while I watch them get steam rolled by the likes of Utah, Arizona, and Ok. St. Ohio State winning 23 games in a row is unimpressive, but I keep watching these so called superior teams lose. How many teams are going to leap frog Ohio State and then lose? If only they could have beaten mighty Florida or Ole Miss then maybe they would get some respect!

  20. onlyoneleft says: Nov 25, 2013 7:28 PM

    Florida, Ole Miss and S. Carolina? Powerhouses??

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