In the search for silver linings, Missouri actually stayed close with a conference opponent for the first time since September.
But silver linings don’t win games, and the Tigers’ losing streak ballooned to five in a 31-21 road loss to South Carolina. It dropped the Tigers to 2-7 on the season, and they remain the only winless team in conference play — 0-5 and counting.
They’re also the first SEC team eliminated from bowl eligibility on the season, and they’ll be home for Christmas for the second consecutive year.
Back to those silver linings — Missouri can’t fall in the SEC Country Poll. For the third straight week, the Tigers were voted No. 14.
The 26-person panel consists of voters from SEC Country and across the nation.
With a bowl game off the table, Missouri looks for signs of growth in its final three regular season games. It’s about building for the future now in Columbia, and a win (or two or three) would certainly go a long way in adding some momentum heading into Barry Odom’s second year as head coach.
First up is Vanderbilt, a team fighting for bowl eligibility. After that, Missouri travels to Tennessee and hosts Arkansas to wrap up the season.
Check back each week for for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 10 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||338||26||1||1||1|
|2||Auburn (8 - 5)||309||0||3||2||3|
|3||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||273||0||2||2||5|
|4||LSU (8 - 4)||268||0||5||2||6|
|5||Arkansas (7 - 6)||232||0||6||4||6|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||202||0||4||3||8|
|7||Tennessee (9 - 4)||171||0||7||5||11|
|8||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||146||0||9||6||12|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||122||0||10||7||12|
|10||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||105||0||13||6||12|
|11||Kentucky (7 - 6)||104||0||8||7||13|
|12||South Carolina (6 - 7)||65||0||11||8||14|
|13||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||29||0||12||12||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||2||0||14||13||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Kirk (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)