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Power rankings of top 25 SEC teams of the decade, and MPJ has a GAME

Mizzou News for Friday, January 16

Power Rankings of Top 25 SEC Teams of the Decade... featuring Mizzou?

Now that the National Championship title has been awarded to a cigar-smoking, cash-grabbing (not great, OBJ) Tiger team of another colored stripe, Al Blanton of Saturday Down South has released his final power rankings of the Top 25 SEC teams of the decade.

From the article:

At times, teams like Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Arkansas, South Carolina and even Missouri threatened to ascend the conference caste system, but somehow could never establish long-term consistency to reside with the elites.

EVEN Missouri? Uh, thanks. But we get the point. We may have a great team from time to time, but more often than not, it’s one of the big 5 atop the standings, looking down upon us. When glancing over the teams that had the most 10-win seasons of the decade, it’s no surprise that Alabama is leading the pack with 10. Bama is followed by Georgia (7), LSU (6), Florida (4), and then Auburn, South Carolina & Missouri with 3.

As for the actual rankings, how’d we do? Let’s find out.

No. 23: 2014 Missouri (11-3)

The “worser” of the 2 division champions (Mizzou also won the SEC East in 2013) this Tigers team was bopping along until it ran into a buzz-saw against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. For coach Gary Pinkel, it was a year that saw big wins at South Carolina and at Texas A&M, and against No. 25 Minnesota in the Citrus Bowl. All in all, the folks in Columbia had to be happy about the product Missouri put on the field in 2014.

No. 19: 2013 Missouri (12-2)

Missouri wasn’t supposed to win a division title so fast. Yet here the Tigers were, in only the program’s 2nd season in the SEC, playing Auburn for the conference title. And although the Tigers lost 59-42, the program gained a measure of respect. This was the year of James Franklin (not the Penn State head coach; the Mizzou quarterback), Henry Josey, Dorial Green-Beckham and Michael Sam, and a 12-2 mark was nothing to sneeze at. The Tigers finished No. 5 in the country.

It’s an honor just to be nominated, right? Here’s hoping we can get on the list this decade... Please? And if all else fails, at least we know we have the SEC’s best dancing baby gif for the rest of time. #MizzouBabyForever

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