NEW YORK — A big win meant a big move for the Missouri football team in the BCS standings.
The Tigers went from No. 11 to No. 6 in the standings, announced Sunday night on ESPN, after their 36-27 win against Oklahoma. The Sooners dropped from No. 1 to No. 9.
"It's obviously a huge win anytime you can beat the No. 1 team in the nation," Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Saturday night. "I am proud of our team, and now the games get bigger."
A win next Saturday against Nebraska could possibly propel the Tigers higher.
In front of Missouri (7-0) stand five undefeated teams. Cam Newton and Auburn blew by Boise State into first place in the BCS standings.
The unbeaten Tigers (8-0) vaulted from fourth to the top spot, putting the Southeastern Conference in line for a fifth straight appearance in the national title game.
Oregon (7-0) remained second, which works just fine for the Ducks because if they win out, they'll likely play in the BCS title game in Glendale, Ariz., in January.
Boise State (6-0) was still stuck in third place. The Broncos were off last week while Auburn beat LSU 24-17 and Oregon pounded Pac-10 rival UCLA 60-13.
TCU (8-0) was fourth, Michigan State (8-0) fifth.