Monday, October 5, 2009
Mizzou Earns National Ranking the Easy Way: Doing Nothing
By Chad Garrison
on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 10:39 AM
week one of the college football season
, the Mizzou Tigers are a "ranked team," earning the No. 24 slot in this week's Associated Press poll
The football team slid into the Top 25 by doing something it hasn't done all season -- not win a game. For the past several weeks the undefeated Tigers had been on the cusp of a national ranking, appearing as one of the top vote-getters among teams not ranked among the nation's best.
But it wasn't until this week, when the team sat out with a bye, that the 4-0 Tigers returned to the Top 25 -- thanks to Houston, Georgia and Michigan losing their rankings.
Mizzou's new status as a Top 25 team should help draw viewers when the team takes on No. 21 Nebraska Thursday night in Columbia. Early odd have Missouri as 2.5 point favorites
For the first time since upsetting University of Illinois in