The Missouri Tigers were No. 20 in last week's college football rankings. This week the USA Today Coaches' poll takes Mizzou to No. 16, a four spot jump. The Tigers end the season against Iowa State and Kansas -- two games they're expected to win -- so they could continue to climb as the season goes. Is top 10 possible? I'm not sure but it's not out of the realm of possibility.
Oregon and Auburn hang on at the top while Boise State comes in third and TCU, who escaped San Diego State on Sunday, comes in fourth. Wisconsin, the top one-loss team, rounds out the top five.
The highest ranked Big 12 team is Nebraska at No. 8 followed by Oklahoma State (No. 10), Oklahoma (No. 14), Mizzou and then Texas A&M (No. 19). Last week Oklahoma was ranked No. 16 while Mizzou was No. 20. I made some noise about that saying Mizzou should be given consideration to pass Oklahoma. OU took a two-spot jump this week while Mizzou jumped four. They're now two spots away from each other in the Coaches' poll.
Here's the full USA Today Coaches' poll.
- Boise State
- Ohio State
- Oklahoma State
- Michigan State
- Virginia Tech
- South Carolina
- Texas A&M
- Mississippi State