Belief mixed with preparation to produce the Tigers' big win.
Missouri made the largest jump in the poll, moving 11 spots after beating previously undefeated Oklahoma 36-27. The Sooners dropped eight spots to No. 11.
The Tigers dropped Oklahoma from No. 1 to No. 9.
Missouri students flooded the field after the Tigers upset the BCS No.1 Oklahoma Sooners.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel was thrilled after his first win over Oklahoma on Saturday night. His Tigers are 7-0 for the first time since 1960.
Student organizations had to restore storefronts to their pre-Homecoming conditions by 2:30 p.m. today.
An estimated 18,000 fans attended the taping of the ESPN show at the Francis Quadrangle on Saturday morning. Many fans arrived before sunrise.
Fans waited in the rain for their chance to be on The Quad as part of the crowd when ESPN broadcasts its show Saturday morning. MU fans hope to break Nebraska's record for number of people in attendance at the event.
The Tigers defeated Oklahoma, the No. 1 team in the BCS standings, 36-27.
In the two weeks since Missouri’s last home game against Colorado, something has changed. Missouri, both its team and its fans, began to compete on a higher level.
Deep within the forest of fans, it was nearly impossible to distinguish your location. A thick skyline of signs blocked every legitimate view of ESPN's "GameDay" stage.
The show made its first ever trip to Columbia on Saturday, but not without ample effort and preparation.
MU faithful celebrate the big homecoming victory in the twittersphere.
When Trey Millard was 17 and a four-star recruit at Rock Bridge High School, he made a verbal commitment to Oklahoma. It didn’t go over well around town.
Tigers come to Columbia from far and wide for MU's Homecoming celebration. But others are already here.
Several other universities, including Illinois, Baylor and Indiana, also claim to have invented homecoming.
Having the GameDay crew on campus will give Missouri students and fans a chance to appear in force.
The ESPN "College GameDay" crew visited Harpo's on Thursday before taping segments for "College Football Live" and "SportsCenter" on Friday morning.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel has built the Missouri program to prominence in the past decade, but a win against Big 12-rival Oklahoma still eludes him.
Freshman Marcus Murphy, the Tigers' No. 4 running back, is spending less time with the offense and more with special teams as the team’s primary kick returner.