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SB Nation Reacts: Losing seems to impact fan confidence

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NCAA Basketball: Missouri at Mississippi State Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Missouri Tigers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

Despite the strong start to the season, our fair Missouri basketball team has lost two of their last three games. With that in mind, fans are feeling a little less confident in the team’s outlook. ** shocked **

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 77 percent of Missouri fans said they are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 92 percent last week and 90 percent two weeks ago. It’s the lowest mark of confidence since the first week of the season. I wonder if they win today will that change?

Missouri fans had moderate expectations heading into this season and we’re still hoping the team can recover following the most recent blip. There are plenty of teams, however, that are already appearing to surpass expectations on the year.

To the nation scene: fans around the country were asked which team has been the best surprise so far this year. 39 percent of fans gave that title to the Texas Longhorns, followed by 24 percent that picked Minnesota (really nobody said Clemson who is +21 in kenpom from the start of the season). Meanwhile Texas is +3, Minnesota is -5, Alabama is +24, and Tennessee is +13. So not sure Minnesota and Texas even deserve to be on this list.

Colorado meanwhile is +48.

While hopes are still high for teams around the country, college football fans already feel pretty confident they know who will win next year’s College Football Playoff Championship. Even with a large portion of Alabama’s championship roster heading to the NFL, 42 percent of fans nationally think the Tide will repeat next season.

Long, wet, fart, noise. Sorry, but the relatively unchanging face of dominance and the College Football Playoff makes the “race” for the championship really uninteresting. I still think CFB is interesting, but more in a general sense of “who will finish three though 25?” kinda way.

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