Mizzou football slides up in points but not enough to crack the top 25.
The Mizzou football team may look like a top 25 team, but the associated press voters think otherwise.
Mizzou missed out on the Week 7 poll, posting a total of 64 points, just behind Minnesota’s 80 and Cincinnati’s 118.
The total would rank the Tigers at No. 27. The Associate Press Top 25 apparently made a mistake and released the rankings with 26 teams in the poll, leaving some to say the Tigers are the top team outside of the top 25, but that is not the case.
This is the third week in a row where Mizzou football is in the “Others Receiving Votes” part of the poll.
Mizzou recorded 26 points in last week’s poll and 14 the week before. The Tigers continue to rack up some more votes, and maybe a win against Ole Miss next week will give them enough push to slide into the rankings for the first time this season.
Remember, the Tigers were No. 26 to begin the year, one spot outside of the rankings.
Mizzou moved up from where it ranked last week after a dominating performance against Troy. The Mizzou defense continues to show how elite it is this season:
The Tigers haven’t had a close game since its Week 1 loss to Wyoming. We are waiting to hear if quarterback Kelly Bryant will miss some time because of a knee injury he suffered in the first half of Saturday’s game.
If Bryant can come back, that will give the Tigers a much better chance of clearing out the remaining October schedule and head into November with a 7-1 record.
Mizzou plays against Ole Miss next week before a pair of road games against Vanderbilt and Kentucky to wrap up October.
The rest of the SEC awaits Mizzou, and the Tigers are playing their best football now.