Missouri moves up to #5 in polls

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — After losses by ranked teams across the landscape of college football on Saturday, the Missouri Tigers were one of several teams to make an impression on voters in the AP and BCS polls and made a huge jump in the rankings.

After being ranked 14th last week, Missouri beat Florida on Saturday in Columbia 36-17, and is now ranked 5th in the newly released college football polls.

The rank of 5th is the highest for Missouri since the 2008 season, with Missouri being the only unbeaten team in the SEC Eastern Division. Alabama is still an overwhelming choice as number one, followed by Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State.

With Mizzou ranked 5th, Baylor from the Big 12 is now 6th, followed by Miami of Florida, Stanford, Clemson and unbeaten Texas Tech.

BCS TOP 25

1. Alabama
2. Florida State
3. Oregon
4. Ohio State
5. Missouri
6. Stanford
7. Miami (FL)
8. Baylor
9. Clemson
10. Texas Tech
11. Auburn
12. UCLA
13. LSU
14. Virginia Tech
15. Oklahoma
16. Texas A&M
17. Fresno State
18. Northern Illinois
19. Oklahoma State
20. Louisville
21. South Carolina
22. Michigan
23. UCF
24. Nebraska
25. Oregon State

AP TOP 25

1. Alabama (55)
2. Oregon (3)
3. Florida St. (2)
4. Ohio State
5. Missouri
6. Baylor
7. Miami, Fl.
8. Stanford
9. Clemson
10. Texas Tech
11. Auburn
12. UCLA
13. LSU
14. Texas A&M
15. Fresno St.
16. Virginia Tech
17. Oklahoma
18. Louisville
19. Oklahoma State
20. South Carolina
21. UCF
22. Wisconsin
23. Northern Illinois
24. Michigan
25. Nebraska

Missouri plays the 5-2 South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, Oct. 26, for the Mizzou homecoming game.

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