The newest Associated Press College Football poll came out earlier this morning, and the Tigers are ranked 25th. This is the first time for the Tigers in the poll since early in 2011. Mizzou is one of seven SEC teams in the poll this week, including number one Alabama and number seven Georgia, Missouri’s next opponent.
The last time the Tigers were ranked in the AP Poll was Week Two in 2011, when the Tigers were 21st in the country. After a loss to Arizona State, the Tigers dropped out the next week and hadn’t returned until now. The last time the Tigers were number one in the poll was the magical 2007 season in Week 14. That year, the Tigers would finish with a 12-2 record and a fourth place finish in the poll.
Missouri will have a major opportunity to solidify themselves in the rankings next week when they face the Georgia Bulldogs. The Tigers are catching the Dawgs at the right time, because it looks like they might be without two of their top running backs and struggled this weekend against Tennessee. With a win against Georgia, next week the Tigers would easily crack the top 20 teams in the nation.