So full disclosure, these results were handed to us mid-week last week, after voting, and we just had so much content going surrounding both Football and Hoops, I just never got around to publishing.
- Mizzou Hoops beat a random Mid-major
- Mizzou Football landed a 4-star WR commitment
- Then lost badly to Georgia
- But Mizzou Hoops saved the day by winning Braggin Rights
So with out of date results, let’s take a look at how we voted! Confidence in both programs was on the rise again this week, after a third consecutive win – this time over Arkansas, a full 100 percent of Tigers football fans said the team was headed in the right direction. This is the second week in a row at that level and up from a season low 79 percent earlier in the season. It’ll be interesting to see if any confidence drops after yesterday.
While the Tigers won’t be competing for a national championship this season, there is still a debate on who deserves the fourth and final College Football Playoff spot. Fans were asked what team they think should join Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson.
According to the results, nearly 50 percent of fans around the country believe that team should be Ohio State. No other team received more than 20 percent of the vote.
Hopes are still high for Missouri on the basketball court. The team has raced out to a (now) 5-0 start including a wins over Oregon and Illinois. With the fast start, confidence in the program lifted to 87 percent, up from 83 a week ago. And I’m pretty sure it’ll tick up again this week after yesterday’s win.
Missouri will have an extremely difficult run through the SEC this season. However, according to fans nationally, the ACC is the best conference in the country, followed by the Big Ten. This is, of course, very wrong. The Big 10 is the best conference with Iowa, Illinois, Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State all looking elite this year. Plus Purdue, Maryland and Rutgers are all in the top 40. Meanwhile the ACC has no top 10 teams in KenPom.
If you look at the mostly reliable Top 25 & 1 from Gary Parrish the B1G has #3, #5, #14, #15, #17, #18, and #25. The ACC has #10, #19, #20, #23, & #24. (Meanwhile the B12 has #2, #4, #9, #12, #13). So maybe the discussion shouldn’t be between the B1G & ACC, but with the Big 12 and B1G.
If you’re curious, the SEC has just two teams in the rankings. Tennessee, at #8, and your Missouri Tigers at #16.
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