Missouri had a bye week.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that the off week didn’t stop negative news from rolling out of Columbia. First, the Tigers lost a commitment from 2018 linebacker La’Dedric Jackson. Then, on Saturday morning, news broke that starting receiver Dimetrios Mason is no longer with the program. Mason impressed during his freshman year in 2016, catching 47 passes for 587 yards and 3 touchdowns. In four games in 2017, Mason had 13 catches for 119 yards.
While that bad news likely didn’t factor into our voting, it should come as no surprise that Missouri remains last in the SEC Country Power Poll. The Tigers are once again 14th out of 14 teams, as voted upon by the SEC Country staff.
Missouri has been 14th in SEC Country Power Poll each week this season.
After the bye week, Missouri travels to Kentucky for a Week 6 game against the Wildcats and then heads to Athens to play top-10 ranked Georgia. While the season has begun on a negative note, if the Tigers are able to split that road trip, some momentum could develop for an end-of-season push.
But after the recent performances — a 35-3 loss to Purdue followed by a 51-14 defeat to Auburn — only the blackest-and-goldest glasses could see a quick turnaround for this season.
Of course, given the current state of the SEC involving teams not named Alabama or Georgia or Auburn, anything is possible. Missouri will have to win five of its final eight games to become bowl eligible and avoid the first three-year bowl-less streak since 1999-2002.
“I want to get one thing real straight, I’m going to win here, that’s going to happen, we will win,” Barry Odom said after the loss to Auburn. “This is a turnaround, any way you slice it or dice or want to look at it, this is a turnaround process and unfortunately or maybe fortunately, I’m built for this because I’ve been in a whole heck of a lot of it my entire life.”
Your Week 5 Power Poll Rankings
|1||Alabama (5 - 0)||351||27||1||1||1|
|2||Georgia (5 - 0)||322||0||2||2||3|
|3||Auburn (4 - 1)||298||0||3||2||4|
|4||Florida (3 - 1)||265||0||4||4||5|
|5||Texas A&M (4 - 1)||223||0||8||4||13|
|6||Kentucky (4 - 1)||200||0||7||4||12|
|7||Mississippi State (3 - 2)||191||0||5||4||9|
|8||South Carolina (3 - 2)||135||0||11||7||13|
|9||Arkansas (2 - 2)||128||0||12||3||13|
|10||LSU (3 - 2)||115||0||6||7||13|
|11||Vanderbilt (3 - 2)||93||0||9||7||14|
|12||Tennessee (3 - 2)||81||0||10||6||13|
|13||Ole Miss (2 - 2)||49||0||13||7||14|
|14||Missouri (1 - 3)||6||0||14||9||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)
Chip Towers ( DawgNation)
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)
Kyle Tucker ( 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)
The post 2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Missouri is ranked (Week 5) appeared first on SEC Country.
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