|Our TAM teams celebrated Halloween early this past weekend, and I do not know what is scarier, this grotesque razorback or the grotesque first halves Arkansas has been dealing with the past two weeks. Like Arkansas, Southern Miss also faced a first half scare before rebounding in the second half to win their game against UTEP. Nightmare seasons for Ole Miss and Tennesse continued as they reamin two of the three teams in the SEC without a conference win. Speaking of nightmares, Arkansas State is keeping every offensive coordinator in the Sun Belt up at night as not a team in the conference has been able to score more than 24 points on the terrifying Red Wolves’ defense. Equally as scary has been the play of the bottom dwellers MTSU and Memphis who both followed up wins with blow out losses. Mississippi State struck fear into yet another SEC East foe on Saturday to improve Coach Mullin’s record against SEC East opponents to 6-3 in his tenure at Mississippi State. Too bad the Bulldogs are in the SEC West where the only team they strike fear in is Ole Miss. This week’s most disappointing team is Vanderbilt who controlled most of the game Saturday against Arkansas, but lost anyways thanks to a truly greusome finish for Commodore fans, with a fumble inside the Razorbacks’ five yard line that was returned for a touchdown and a missed field goal to force overtime. Without further ado, the TAMs Rankings for the week of November 2, 2011…
Rankings compiled by MemphiSport. Updated every Wednesday.
1. Arkansas (7-1): Last week No. 1
3. Mississippi State (4-4): Last week No. 3
4. Vanderbilt (4-4): Last week No. 4
5. Arkansas State (6-2): Last week No. 6
6. Tennessee (3-5): Last week No. 5
7. Ole Miss (2-6): Last week No. 7
8. MTSU (2-5): Last week No. 8
9. Memphis (2-6): Last week No. 9
The Mid-South is full of fans with allegiances to different area college football programs. Which FBS program in the three states surrounding the Memphis area is the best? To help end some arguments and start others, every week MemphiSport ranks all the college football teams in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. We call it the TAMs Rankings.
CJ Hurt covers college football for MemphiSport. Follow him @churtj09 for live tweets from games.