Missouri remains steady in AP, USA Today football polls

Sunday, November 21, 2010 | 4:49 p.m. CST; updated 8:14 p.m. CST, Sunday, November 21, 2010

NEW YORK — Missouri's ranking in The Associated Press football poll remained unchanged this week, at No. 15. Missouri remained unchanged at No. 16 in the USA Today coaches' poll.

In the BCS rankings released on Sunday night, the Tigers (9-2, 5-2 Big 12 Conference) sit at No. 14, sandwiched between No. 13 Oklahoma and No. 15 Nebraska.


The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 20, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

1. Oregon (37) 10-0 1,467  1
2. Auburn (13) 11-0 1,430  2
3. Boise St. (10) 10-0 1,394  3
4. TCU 11-0 1,340  4
5. Wisconsin 10-1 1,197  6
6. LSU 10-1 1,192  5
7. Stanford 10-1 1,181  7
8. Ohio St. 10-1 1,086  8
9. Alabama 9-2 972 10
10. Oklahoma St. 10-1 959 12
11. Michigan St. 10-1 929 11
12. Arkansas 9-2 860 13
13. Virginia Tech 9-2 722 14
14. Oklahoma 9-2 652 16
15. Missouri 9-2 638 15
16. Nebraska 9-2 611 9
17. Texas A&M 8-3 575 18
18. South Carolina 8-3 560 17
19. Nevada 10-1 440 19
20. Arizona 7-3 270 23
21. N.C. State 8-3 240
22. Florida St. 8-3 233
23. Utah 9-2 213 25
24. Iowa 7-4 101 21
25. Mississippi St. 7-4 95 22

Others receiving votes: N. Illinois 72, West Virginia 26, Tulsa 12, Hawaii 7, Navy 7, Florida 4, Miami 4, UCF 4, Southern Miss. 3, Penn St. 2, Ohio 1, Oregon St. 1.

Florida State moved back into the AP poll as Miami fell out, and for another week the Sunshine State avoided being without a team in the Top 25 for the first time since 1982.

With three of the top four teams taking the week off, the top of the AP poll was virtually unchanged Sunday. Oregon is No. 1, followed by Auburn, Boise State and TCU.

Only the Broncos played, beating Fresno State 51-0 on Friday night at home.

No. 5 Wisconsin flip-flopped with No. 6 LSU. No. 7 was Stanford, followed by Ohio State, Alabama and Oklahoma State at No. 10.

No. 22 Florida State (8-3) twice has dropped out of the rankings but is back in after two straight victories. Miami has yo-yoed in and out of the Top 25 this season, and Florida has also dropped out twice.

The Hurricanes (7-4) lost 31-17 at home to Virginia Tech on Saturday to fall out of the rankings for the third time this season.

Florida (7-4) dropped out last week after losing to South Carolina. Central Florida also spent a week in the rankings.

Since the final 1982 poll, which included no teams from the state of Florida, the Hurricanes, Gators and Seminoles have combined for a total 10 AP national titles.

Over the past four polls, no more than one of those perennial powerhouses has been ranked in the AP poll.

North Carolina State also moved back into the rankings at No. 21. The Wolfpack and Seminoles are in a tight race for the ACC's Atlantic Division title.

Southern California, another team that used to be a fixture but has been in and out of the rankings much of this season, dropped out after losing 36-7 at Oregon State.

The second 10 starts with Michigan State, followed by Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Nebraska took the biggest fall this week, dropping from No. 9 to 16th after a 9-6 loss at Texas A&M. The Aggies are No. 17, while South Carolina, Nevada and Arizona round out the top 20.

Joining N.C. State and Florida State in the final five were No. 23 Utah, No. 24 Iowa and No. 25 Mississippi State.

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