A slew of losses ahead of Missouri in the AP Top 25 Poll allowed the idle Tigers to crack the top 25. (Photo by JJ Stankevitz)
Missouri tied a school record Sunday by not doing anything.
Sunday’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll has idle Mizzou ranked No. 24 in the nation, receiving 99 votes. That No. 24 ranking means Mizzou has appeared in the AP Top 25 poll for its fifth consecutive year, tying a school-best five-year streak set under coach Al Onofrio from 1972-1976.
With Texas dropping out of the top 25—the first time they haven’t appeared in the poll since October of 2000—Mizzou joins newcomer Oklahoma State (No. 22), Nebraska (No. 7), and Oklahoma (No. 6) to represent the Big 12 in the top 25.
Also receiving votes from the Big 12 are Kansas State (69/No. 27), Texas (33/No. 29), and Baylor (10/No. 32).
In its bye week, Mizzou was able to replace one of the four teams that dropped out of last week’s top 25: USC (No. 18, lost to Washington), Texas (No. 21, lost to Oklahoma), Penn State (No. 22, lost to Iowa), and North Carolina State (No. 23, lost to Virginia Tech).