The Missouri Tigers football team is ranked No. 19 and 21 in the two major college football polls. It's a strong ranking, but of the 13 undefeated teams in college football, Missouri has the lowest ranking.
The knock on the Tigers is their lack of strong opponents defeated on the way to a 5-0 record. But Missouri's win against Illinois is looking significantly stronger after the Illini took Ohio State to the brink and defeated Penn State in Happy Valley.
Even with the Illinois win, Missouri's strength of schedule isn't exceptional, but to hold it against the Tigers would be hypocritical. Utah, the 9th-ranked team in the nation, has a marquee win this season against Pittsburgh and its 2-3 record.
Rankings mean little at this juncture of the season, there are still seven weeks of football to play, but the question needs to be asked:
Are the Missouri Tigers underrated?