As Missouri heads into a second weekend in a row without football, we can at least take stock of where SBNation Reacts participants are feeling about our fair Tigers.
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 89 percent of Tigers fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s an uptick from 86 percent last week. So things are still good.
Coming off of a loss in their last game to Florida, having their game against Georgia postponed and playing Alabama earlier in the year, Missouri has a very upfront view of the best teams in the country. And they’ve fought well against Bama and Florida, with those showing and wins over LSU and Kentucky, we obviously like what Drinkwitz has done to piece this team together during a pretty tumultuous year.
Fans around the country do believe there is a clear-cut playoff picture. There is more than a 50 percent voting gap between the fourth seed in the playoffs and the No. 5 Florida Gators.
Notre Dame beat Clemson last week, but still sits behind the Tigers in the fan vote. That may be in part due to the belief held by more than 80 percent of fans that the two teams will face each other one more time this season, giving Clemson a chance at revenge.
The Notre Dame win last week caught much of the country off guard, but it wasn’t the most surprising thing, according to fans. 30 percent of fans said the most surprising result of last week was Penn State remaining winless on the season. Indiana beating Michigan also received more than 10 percent of the vote.
That may explain why the Big Ten received the least amount of votes when fans were asked which of the top three conferences in the country – Big Ten, ACC, SEC – is currently the best. However, despite placing two teams in the fan playoff bracket, the ACC also fell short in that vote to the SEC, which earned more than 50 percent of the vote.
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