Tennessee football shoots up Week 10 SEC Power Rankings with win at Kentucky

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Nov 6, 2021; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Dan Jackson (47) tries to tackle Missouri Tigers running back Dawson Downing (28) during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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Tigers 4-5 (1-4)

Last rank: 12th

Last week: Lost to Georgia Bulldogs 43-6

Is there any debate that this is where Missouri belongs? They haven’t shown anything special to prove they have improved at all since that 62-24 loss to Tennessee football at the beginning of last month. Okay, so there’s no shame in getting blown out by the Georgia Bulldogs the way they did, but that’s part of a series of bad performances.

Mizzou’s only win is over Vanderbilt. There’s nothing to brag about on that front. Expectations were obviously much higher in Eliah Drinkwitz’s second season on the job, and they have cratered as we have entered November. It may only get worse as well.

The offense has not been consistent the way people expected, and the defense, particularly up front, has been awful. There’s a reason they had trouble putting away Vandy, and that alone is a red flag among many red flags for this team.

Despite all of that, a bowl is shockingly still on the table. They could get to six wins with two interesting home games coming up. The first is against a resurgent South Carolina team that still struggles at times. After that, they get to host a reeling team that is next in our SEC Power Rankings, and that could be an upset.

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