clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Mizzou Links: A No. 1 ranking and the search for 1 more win

New, 682 comments

Mizzou Wrestling reaps the rewards of its duals title, and Mizzou Hoops looks for one more win. Just one! That's not too much to ask!

Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Mizzou Tigers pennant#1

WIN Magazine: Missouri takes over No. 1 spot in WIN’s Tournament Power Index Rankings

Mizzou Tigers pennantThe Reggie McClain Award

MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou's McClain Earns SEC Pitcher of the Week, Again
The Missourian: Reggie McClain awarded back-to-back SEC Pitcher of the Week

Or maybe just name all pitching awards the Mizzou Award
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou's Lowary Named SEC Pitcher of the Week

Mizzou Tigers pennantTwo more chances for a home win

So Florida's coming to town tonight without a couple of its best players, and I find myself in an odd, rare Debbie Downer role. As the end of the season approaches, I think we're finding ourselves desperate for just one more win, and we're walking ourselves into odds being better than they are. A trip to 13th-place Vanderbilt? They're in 13th place! That means we have a chance! (We really didn't.) A visit from depleted Florida? They're depleted! And they're 13-14! That means we have a chance!

Mizzou always has a chance, yes, and to be sure, Florida's offense could be pretty sketchy without Michael Frazier II and Dorian Finney-Smith. But of Florida's 14 losses this season, 13 have come to teams ranked 63rd or better in Pomeroy's rankings. The Gators' schedule has been brutal, so brutal that, at 13-14, they still carry a No. 35 Pomeroy ranking. Maybe without Frazier and Finney-Smith, that's more like No. 60 or No. 75 (though that's a pretty aggressive demotion).

Mizzou's No. 212.

Pomeroy says Florida has a 78% chance of winning tonight, but I'm actually a bit encouraged by that because I thought it would be higher. Without the two scorers, that maybe gets bumped down into the 60-70% range ... and hey, that means a 30-40% chance for Mizzou. There's hope there. But ... not too much hope. [/debbiedowner]

MUTIGERS.COM: Tigers Set to Host Florida for Blackout Game on Tuesday
Post-Dispatch: Gators' top scorers won't play at Mizzou
Post-Dispatch: Florida, like Mizzou, having a down season as teams meet Tuesday
Post-Dispatch: Missouri-Florida preview
The Missourian: Missouri basketball might catch a break against Florida on Tuesday

(A reminder, as always, to only open one of those P-D links at a time. Open al three, and the combination of three pop-up ad, with three surveys and three auto-play videos, might crash your browser. It almost did mine, anyway, though my computer's pretty old.)

The Trib: Freshmen have shown potential but continue to search for consistency
The Trib (Courtside View): Freshmen producing in line with many other MU rookies

Mizzou Tigers pennantMediocre for three years, then distinctively average for three years

Improvement!

The Bracket Project: Ranking the Bracketologists

Mizzou Tigers pennantWHATNOT

Gymnastics
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Gymnastics Ranked No. 23 Nationally

Men's Golf
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Golf Remains in Contention at Loyola Golf Invite

Mizzou Spirit
MUTIGERS.COM: 2015-16 Golden Girls Tryout Information