Buoyed by an improbable fourth-quarter comeback for a 21-20 victory at South Carolina, Missouri moved back into The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday.
The Tigers, 4-1 and 1-0 in the SEC, are ranked No. 24.
Missouri, who have a bye before hosting Georgia on Oct. 11, has won seven straight road games and is the only SEC East division team without a loss in conference play.
The Gamecocks, who had been ranked No. 13 before losing to the Tigers, plummeted out of the poll.
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Meanwhile, Kansas State, which walloped UTEP 58-28 on Saturday in Manhattan, moved up two spots to No. 23.
Florida State, 4-0, remains No. 1 after rallying for the second straight week and beating North Carolina State.
The rest of the top seven — Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma, Auburn, Texas A&M and Baylor — remained unchanged.
UCLA jumped three spots to No. 8 after pummeling Arizona State on Thursday, leapfrogging Notre Dame, Michigan State and Mississippi.
Three other SEC teams — Mississippi State (12), Georgia (13) and LSU (15) — also are ranked along with two other Big 12 schools — Oklahoma State (21) and newcomer TCU (25).
Missouri is the first team outside the top 25 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, while K-State jumped three spots to 22nd in that ranking.