Rock bottom, meet Missouri. Missouri, meet rock bottom.
The Tigers officially bottomed out in a 51-45 homecoming loss to Middle Tennessee State. It was the most points Missouri’s allowed to a non-conference opponent since a 2001 loss to Michigan State.
A defense that allowed just over 16 points per game in 2015 has now allowed at least 40 in three consecutive games.
From 2013-2015, Missouri’s defense allowed 40 points twice. And now, with the loss, the SEC Country Power Poll has a new No. 14.
The Tigers dropped from 13th to 14th, as they fell to 2-5 on the season.
The 22-voter panel consists of voters from SEC Country and across the nation.
If Missouri wants to avoid a bowl-less December for the second year in a row, it will have to win four of its final five games. That starts with a home game against Kentucky next week, followed by matchups with South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Arkansas.
It doesn’t look good. South Carolina beat Vanderbilt; Vanderbilt beat Middle Tennessee State.
Which beat these Tigers.
Check back each week for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 8 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||286||22||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||260||0||2||2||5|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||235||0||6||2||5|
|4||Tennessee (9 - 4)||211||0||5||3||6|
|5||LSU (8 - 4)||200||0||8||3||6|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||189||0||4||2||8|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||151||0||3||6||8|
|8||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||137||0||7||5||9|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||101||0||9||7||11|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||95||0||10||8||11|
|11||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||54||0||12||9||14|
|12||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||44||0||11||11||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||35||0||14||11||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||4||0||13||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)
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 Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)