Missouri nudged up a couple spots in the national rankings after notching a program-record 10th straight win on the road Saturday at Tennessee.
The Tigers, 9-2 and 6-1 in the SEC, are now 17th in the both The Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ top 25 polls.
Missouri, which had 19th in the AP poll, clinched a share of the SEC East division title with a 29-21 victory against the Volunteers, but coach Gary Pinkel’s squad must beat Arkansas on Friday at Memorial Stadium in Columbia to return to a second straight SEC Championship Game.
Kansas State moved up one spot to 11th in the AP poll after surviving a slugfest Thursday at West Virginia.
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The Wildcats, 8-2 and 6-1 in the Big 12, also checked in No. 11 in the coaches’ poll.
The AP’s top four — Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Mississippi State — remained unchanged, but TCU, which had been ranked fifth last week, slipped behind Baylor, which rose one spot to fifth.
Ohio State, Georgia, UCLA and Michigan State round out the top 10.
Mississippi plummeted from eight to 18th after a 30-0 loss against Arkansas, which has won two straight SEC games after snapping a 17-game conference skid two weeks ago against LSU.
No. 15 Auburn and No. 20 Oklahoma are the only SEC or Big 12 in this week’s ranking.