COLUMBIA — Even with its convincing 51-13 win against Miami (Ohio), the Missouri football team wasn't able to make it into the AP Top 25 poll.
The Tigers are among 12 teams receiving votes. This week they had 51 votes.
Although Missouri (4-0) is on the outside looking in, Nevada isn't.
It took 62 years, but Nevada is back in The Associated Press poll. The Wolf Pack were No. 25 in the poll released Sunday and are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1991, the year before they jumped from I-AA to I-A.
"It's very exciting news," coach Chris Ault told the AP in a telephone interview Sunday. "I'm sure our players will be fired up."
The first month of the season closed with the preseason top three in the rankings unchanged: Alabama is No. 1, followed by Ohio State and Boise State.
The Crimson Tide had its toughest challenge yet Saturday, coming from behind to beat Arkansas 24-20. The road victory helped the Tide gain five first-place votes to 57.
Ohio State, which rolled to a 73-20 victory against Eastern Michigan, received two first-place votes, and Boise State, which beat Oregon State 37-24, received one.
The USA Today coaches' poll has the same top three teams. In this poll, Missouri climbed one spot to No. 23.