Week 4 TAM Football Rankings: Mississippi State remains the best TAM team

For the second week in a row Mississippi State remains the unanimous No. 1 team in the TAM rankings.  They beat up on another Sun Belt team last week to remain undefeated, and have a bye week to prepare for a struggling Kentucky squad. Tennessee and Ole Miss remain two and three respectively thanks to both of them beating up on weak opponents.  However, both teams will be tested on the road this week as Tennessee plays No. 5 Georgia while Ole Miss takes on No. 1 Alabama.  The wheels continue to fall off the Razorback bandwagon this week, after yet another disappointing performance led to another loss forArkansas.  It is no surprise that the team that benefits the most in the rankings from the recent struggles at Arkansas is ArkansasState.  The Red Wolves jumped the Razorbacks in the polls this week and are now the best TAM team in Arkansas.  Vanderbilt was hammered by Georgia last week, and look to rebound against a Missouri team that is still seeking their first SEC win of the year.  MTSU is coming off of a bye week and travels to Georgia Tech for this week’s match up.  The last two TAM teams in this week’s rankings are Southern Mississippi and Memphis, both of which are still looking for their first win of the year.

 

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 TAM Rankings.

 

1. Mississippi State (4-0): Last week No. 1
Last Game:
W 30-10 vs. South Alabama @ Davis Wade Stadium
Next Game:  vs. Kentucky @ Commonwealth Stadium
Best Win: 28-10 vs. Auburn @ Davis Wade Stadium
Worst Loss:  N/A
Wins Against TAMs Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAMs Teams: N/A

2.  Tennessee (3-1): Last week No. 2
Last Game:  
W 47-26 Akron @ Neyland Stadium
Next Game: 
vs.  Georgia @ Sanford Stadium
Best Win: 35-21 vs. North Carolina State @ Georgia Dome
Worst Loss: 
L 37-20 Florida @ Neyland Stadium
Wins Against TAMs Teams:
N/A
Losses Against TAMs Teams: N/A

3.  Ole Miss (3-1): Last week No. 3
Last Game:
W 39-0 Tulane @ Superdome
Next Game: vs. Alabama @ Bryant-Denny Stadium
Best Win:  39-0 Tulane @ Superdome
Worst Loss:  L 66-31 Texas @ Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium
Wins Against TAMs Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAMs Teams: N/A

4.  Arkansas State (2-2): Last week No. 6
Last Game: 
W 56-0 vs. Alcorn State @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Next Game:  vs. Western Kentucky @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Best Win:  33-28 vs. Memphis @ Liberty Bank  Stadium
Worst Loss:  57-34 vs. Oregon @ Autzen Stadium
Wins Against TAMs Teams: 1 (Memphis)
Losses Against TAMs Teams: N/A

T5. Vanderbilt (1-3): Last week No. 5
Last Game: 
L 48-3 Georgia @ Sanford Stadium
Next Game:  
vs. Missouri @ Faurot Field
Best Win:  W 58-0 Presbyterian @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Worst Loss: 48-3 Georgia @ Sanford Stadium
Wins Against TAMs Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAMs Teams: N/A

T5. Arkansas (1-3): Last week No. 4
Last Game:
L 35-26 vs. Rutgers @ Razorback Stadium
Next Game:  vs. Texas A&M @ Kyle Field
Best Win:  49-24 vs. Jacksonville State @ Little Rock Arkansas
Worst Loss:  52-0 vs. Alabama @ Razorback Stadium
Wins Against TAMs Teams:
N/A
Losses Against TAMs Teams: N/A

7.  MTSU (2-1): Last week No. 6
Last Game: 
W 48-30 Memphis @ Liberty Bowl
Next Game:  vs. Georgia Tech @ Bobby Dodd Stadium
Best Win: 48-30 Memphis @ Liberty Bowl
Worst Loss:  27-21 vs. McNeese State @ Floyd Stadium
Wins Against TAMs Teams: 1 (Memphis)
Losses Against TAMs Teams: N/A

8.  Southern Mississippi (0-3):  Last week No. 8
Last Game: 
L 42-17 vs. Western Kentucky @ Smith Stadium
Next Game: Louisville @ M.M. Roberts Stadium
Best Win:  N/A
Worst Loss:  42-17 vs. Western Kentucky @ Smith Stadium
Wins Against TAMs Teams:
N/A
Losses Against TAMs Teams: N/A

9.  Memphis (0-4): Last week No. 9
Last Game:
L 38-14 Duke @ Wallace Wade Stadium
Next Game:  vs. Rice @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Best Win: N/A
Worst Loss:  20-17 vs. UT-Martin @ Liberty Bowl
Wins Against TAMs Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAMs Teams:  2 (Arkansas State and MTSU)

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CJ Hurt covers college football for MemphiSport. If you think your favorite TAM team is too low (or even too high) in the rankings tweet him @churtj09 and let him know.  Also,  follow him for live tweets from college football games throughout the Mid-South.

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