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Playing teams closer is what keeps the Missouri Tigers ahead of Vanderbilt. In fact, the way they have played teams close could warrant them a higher spot in our SEC Power Rankings, as they should have won at least two of their last three games. Bad breaks have cost them, including one against Georgia, one of the league’s best teams.
Still, they are one of two winless teams, so they belong near the bottom of our list for now. A much-needed bye came for Eli Drinkwitz’s program after three straight heartbreaking losses, allowing them to refocus. There’s still a chance for them to turn things around.
Obviously, it starts by avoiding the bottom spot of these power rankings, so they must beat Vanderbilt on Saturday. If they fail to do that at home coming off a bye, the season is a complete loss. However, after that there are still some winnable matchups for them.
Mizzou then visits South Carolina, and at the end of the year they host the New Mexico State Aggies. All three are winnable games, and then they have Kentucky and the Arkansas Razorbacks at home. Although it’s an uphill climb, there’s a path to six wins, even with Tennessee football still on the schedule.