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Missouri moves ahead of idle K-State in football rankings

Missouri defensive linemen Shane Ray (56) and Markus Golden (33) bumped fists to celebrate a tackle for loss in the third quarter during Saturday’s game against Central Florida in Columbia. Mizzou beat the Knights 38-10.
Missouri defensive linemen Shane Ray (56) and Markus Golden (33) bumped fists to celebrate a tackle for loss in the third quarter during Saturday’s game against Central Florida in Columbia. Mizzou beat the Knights 38-10. MCT

Missouri moved up two spots Sunday in the Associated Press Top 25 after knocking off Central Florida 38-10 a day earlier at Memorial Stadium.

The Tigers, 3-0, leapfrogged Kansas State, 2-0, which had a bye and slipped one spot to No. 20.

The top five — Florida State, Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma and Auburn — remained unchanged, but Georgia slipped from sixth to 13th after a loss to South Carolina.

The Gamecocks rose 10 spots from 24th, but remain one spot behind the Bulldogs despite the head-to-head win.

The SEC has five teams in the top 10, including No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 8 LSU and No. 10 Mississippi.

Among Big 12 teams, Baylor moved up a spot to seventh and Oklahoma State moved into the ranking at No. 25.

Missouri advanced three spots to No. 19 and also leapfrogged idle K-State in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, which includes Tigers coach Gary Pinkel among 61 voters.

The Wildcats held steady at No. 20.

Eight SEC teams are ranked and 11 of the conference’s 14 teams received votes in both polls.

To reach Tod Palmer, call 816-234-4389 or send email to tpalmer@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at @todpalmer.

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