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Missouri drops in polls after loss to Nebraska

Sunday, October 31, 2010 | 6:05 p.m. CDT; updated 7:56 p.m. CST, Monday, November 15, 2010

NEW YORK — One loss meant a big tumble for the previously undefeated Missouri Tigers.  

Missouri dropped seven spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press poll Sunday after losing 31-17 at Nebraska. The Tigers are also No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches' poll, a fall of eight spots.

The Associated Press poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Oregon (49) 8-0 1487 1
2 Boise State (7) 7-0 1403 2
3 Auburn (2) 9-0 1396 3
4 TCU (2) 9-0 1350 4
5 Alabama 7-1 1228 6
6 Utah 8-0 1147 8
7 Wisconsin 7-1 1113 9
8 Ohio State 8-1 1010 10
9 Nebraska 7-1 974 14
10 Stanford 7-1 950 13
11 Oklahoma 7-1 928 11
12 LSU 7-1 872 12
13 Arizona 7-1 779 15
14 Missouri 7-1 739 7
15 Iowa 6-2 700 18
16 Michigan State 8-1 644 5
17 Arkansas 6-2 500 19
18 South Carolina 6-2 497 17
19 Oklahoma St 7-1 457 20
20 Virginia Tech 6-2 332 21
21 Mississippi St 7-2 302 23
22 Baylor 7-2 247 25
23 N Carolina St 6-2 113 NR
24 Florida State 6-2 97 16
25 Nevada 7-1 91 NR


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In the BCS rankings, released Sunday on ESPN, Missouri dropped from No. 6 to No. 12.

But as far as Missouri fell, Michigan State fell further after losing for the first time this season. The Spartans dropped 11 places to 16th in the AP poll after losing 37-6 at Iowa.

Oregon tightened its grip on the top spot in the AP poll, while No. 3 Auburn closed the gap on No. 2 Boise State.

In their third consecutive week as No. 1, the Ducks reached a new high for first-place votes (49) and points (1,487) from the media panel after a decisive 53-32 victory at Southern California on Saturday night.

Boise State received seven first-place votes and 1,403 points after four voters switched from the Broncos to the Ducks.

Auburn also lost a first-place vote to Oregon. The Tigers got two votes as No. 1 after beating Mississippi 51-31 but are now seven points behind the Broncos. Boise State beat Louisiana Tech 49-20 on Tuesday.

No. 4 TCU also received two first-place votes. Idle Alabama moved up a spot to No. 5 and unbeaten Utah climbed to two places to sixth.

The Utes host the Horned Frogs in the first game in Mountain West Conference history to match top-10 teams.

The rest of the top 10 is Wisconsin, Ohio State, Nebraska and Stanford.


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