Another week, another win for the resurgent Missouri Tigers.
Missouri traveled to Nashville, Tenn., and throttled Vanderbilt 45-17 on Saturday night, bringing the Tigers’ season record to 6-5 — and making them bowl eligible for the first time since 2014.
It’s been an incredible turnaround for Barry Odom’s team, as it became only the second SEC team to become bowl eligible after starting the season 1-5. The other team was Ole Miss back in 1983.
With all that considered, Missouri keeps moving up in the SEC Country Power Poll. The SEC Country voters placed the Tigers at No. 8 in the conference in the latest ballot, as voted on by 23 voters.
A week ago, Missouri checked in at ninth.
The Tigers close the season on Friday with a rivalry game against Arkansas. A year ago, Missouri had a memorable win over the Razorbacks, erasing a 17-point halftime deficit en route to a 28-24 victory. Now, with Bret Bielema’s tenure at Arkansas likely coming to a close, Missouri will get to face up with another team undergoing (or soon to undergo) a coaching change. Missouri beat Florida earlier this year after Jim McElwain parted ways with the Gators; a week later it beat Tennessee, which promptly fired Butch Jones following the loss.
Suddenly, an eight-win year for the Tigers isn’t out of the question.
Who would have seen that coming?
Check back here every Sunday for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 12 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (13 - 1)||312||24||1||1||1|
|2||Auburn (10 - 4)||287||0||2||2||3|
|3||Georgia (13 - 2)||265||0||3||2||3|
|4||Mississippi State (9 - 4)||235||0||4||4||5|
|5||LSU (9 - 4)||220||0||5||4||6|
|6||South Carolina (9 - 4)||180||0||6||5||10|
|7||Texas A&M (7 - 6)||154||0||7||6||13|
|8||Missouri (7 - 6)||138||0||9||6||10|
|9||Kentucky (7 - 6)||132||0||8||6||11|
|10||Florida (4 - 7)||87||0||11||8||13|
|11||Ole Miss (6 - 6)||83||0||10||9||12|
|12||Arkansas (4 - 8)||53||0||12||7||14|
|13||Tennessee (4 - 8)||30||0||14||10||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (5 - 7)||8||0||13||13||14|
This week's voters:
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Lauren Shute (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Seth Emerson (DawgNation)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)