I didn’t consider the Mizzou win over Florida an upset, though the Gators came in as the road team and ranked lower than Mizzou as a 2.5 point favorite in Vegas. However, with upsets not only in the SEC, that turns the conference upside down, but the upsets in top ten, expect Missouri to see another nice jump in the rankings. It is time to give them their due respect. This team is the most well rounded in the Eastern Division.
Starting in the SEC Western Division, Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and held off Johnny Manziel for a 45-41 win over Aggies. On 4th and 13 from the Auburn 26, Manziel was sacked by Dee Ford preventing Johnny Football from delivering a game winner.
After #6 LSU tied the game up at 24, with 3:19 to play, Bo Wallace and the Ole Miss offense, put together a 14-play drive that started at their own 15 and ended with 41 yard field goal to give the Rebels a 27-24 win.
Tennessee was down 21-17 heading into the fourth quarter against, #11 South Carolina, but with quarterback Conner Shaw out of the game with a knee injury, the Gamecock offense sputtered and the Vols claimed a 23-21 win with two field goals in the final quarter.
#15 Georgia stumbled at Vandy, watching a 24-14 first half lead slip away as James Franklin’s Commodores rally to hand their Bulldogs their second SEC defeat 31-27.
I would expect Missouri could move up as high as 6th, but should most likely settle in at 7th or 8th when the new AP poll comes out.
Alabama and Oregon stay 1-2, Florida State jumps past Ohio State to 3rd, after beating Clemson. The Buckeyes stay 4th. Stanford, ranked 11th, should go to 5th with their win over 9th ranked UCLA.
Where it gets tricky, is how far do the pollsters drop Clemson? With Baylor and Mizzou’s impressive wins, I would move Baylor to 6th, Mizzou to 7th and slide Clemson down to 8th. Had the four SEC won this weekend, Clemson would have dropped further.