A dominating performance in Arkansas on Black Friday ensured that Missouri would stay in the top 10 of the College Football Playoffs rankings.
For the third week in a row, the College Football Playoff Committee kept Missouri at No. 9 in their latest rankings. It’s still the highest mark the Tigers have been placed in any of the major polls since 2013.
The Tigers are one of six teams from the SEC in the CFP rankings. Ahead of the Tigers are Georgia (No. 1), and Alabama (No. 7), while Mississippi (No. 11), LSU (No. 13), and Tennessee (No. 21) rank below the Tigers. On the television broadcast, it was mentioned that Kansas State and Tennessee both being ranked helps the Tigers resume as MU defeated both schools.
While the possibly of making the College Football Playoff is at very best slim for Mizzou, the chance to move up does possess itself this weekend even though the Tigers do not play. The games to keep an eye on is the SEC Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia. A Crimson Tide loss will likely help the Tigers jump a spot. The Big 12 Title Game also has intrigue for the Tigers too, as Oklahoma State beating Texas could cause some discussion.
Nevertheless, Mizzou has guaranteed itself a New Years Six Bowl Bid following a 48-14 win over Arkansas that kept the Battle Line Rivalry Trophy in Columbia. Missouri will find out their bowl destination on Sunday. The likely spots could be the Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, or Peach Bowl.