Tigers close to Top 25

While the world of college football has been spinning in upsets during the past few weeks, Missouri has been steadily riding the wave. And people have noticed. Check out where Missouri landed in this week's polls.

If a couple of more ranked teams lose in the next two weeks, Missouri could find itself ranked for the first time since 1998.

Missouri finished 27th in the latest Associated Press poll with 67 votes, its highest ranking in the Gary Pinkel era. The Tigers beat Ball State 35-7 on Saturday.

The Tigers still finished 60 votes shy of the 25th-ranked team, South Carolina. But the Gamecocks and 24th-ranked North Carolina State both face tough challenges this Saturday, which could open the door for the Tigers.

Missouri, who plays Eastern Illinois at home on Saturday, is also ranked 31st in the coaches poll with 42 votes.

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