Week 6 TAM Football Rankings: No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown

It is showdown Saturday for our TAM teams as No. 1 in the TAM rankings faces off against No. 2.  Mississippi State gets their first test of the year when the Volunteers come to town on Saturday, and this is sure to be a game for the ages.  More importantly, thanks to an unfortunate butt chugging story in Knoxville, Davis Wade Stadium will be home to the best signs and t-shirts in the college football world on Saturday (click here to order your own butt chugger t-shirts). Vanderbilt moved up two spots this week, and they get their third chance to try and beat a top 10 team when the No. 5 Florida Gators come to Nashville .  MTSU was unable to build on their momentum after the Georgia Tech victory, but they should right the ship against Florida International.  Ole Miss lost a hard fought contest to Texas A&M and are still trying to snap their 16 game SEC losing streak.  Arkansas State looks to keep their Sun Belt Championship hopes alive this week when they take on South Alabama .  Arkansas finally won a game to stop their three week tail spin into oblivion, and Memphis got their first win of the year over Rice.  The only winless TAM team is Southern Mississippi, who will try to rebound after an embarrassing 26 point beat down by Boise State.    

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.

1.   Mississippi State (5-0): Last week No. 1
Last Game: W 27-14 vs. Kentucky @ Commonwealth Stadium
Next Game:  vs. Tennessee @ Davis Wade Stadium
Best Win: 28-10 vs. Auburn @ Davis Wade Stadium
Worst Loss:  N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

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

3.  Vanderbilt (2-3): Last week No. 5
Last Game:  W 19-15  vs. Missouri @ Faurot Field
Next Game:  vs.   Florida @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Best Win:  W 58-0 Presbyterian @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Worst Loss: 48-3 Georgia @ Sanford Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

4.  MTSU (3-2): Last week No. 3
Last Game:  L 31-17  vs. Louisiana Monroe @ Floyd Stadium
Next Game:  vs. Florida International @ FIU Stadium
Best Win: 49-28 vs. Georgia Tech @ Bobby Dodd Stadium
Worst Loss:  27-21 vs. McNeese State @ Floyd Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 ( Memphis )
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

5.   Ole Miss (3-3): Last week No. 4
Last Game: L 30-27 vs. Texas A&M @ Vaught–Hemmingway Stadium
Next Game: vs. Auburn @ Vaught–Hemmingway Stadium
Best Win:  39-0 Tulane @ Superdome
Worst Loss:  L 66-31 Texas @ Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

6. Arkansas State (3-3): Last week No. 5
Last Game:  W 34-20 vs. Florida International @ FIU Stadium
Next Game:  vs.  South Alabama @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Best Win:  33-28 vs. Memphis @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Worst Loss:  26-13 vs. Western Kentucky @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 ( Memphis )
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

7.  Arkansas (2-4): Last week No. 7
Last Game: W 24-7 vs. Auburn @ Jordan-Hare Stadium
Next Game:  vs. Kentucky @ Razorback Stadium
Best Win:  24-7 vs. Auburn @ Jordan-Hare Stadium
Worst Loss:  52-0 vs. Alabama @ Razorback Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

8.  Memphis (1-4): Last week No. 9
Last Game: W 14-10 vs. Rice @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Next Game:
 vs. East Carolina @ Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Best Win: 14-10 vs. Rice @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Worst Loss: 
20-17 vs. UT-Martin @ Liberty Bowl
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams:  2 ( Arkansas State and MTSU)

9.  Southern Mississippi (0-5):  Last week No. 8
Last Game:  L 40-14 Boise State @ M.M. Roberts Stadium
Next Game: vs. UCF @ BH Networks Stadium
Best Win:  N/A
Worst Loss:  40-14 Boise State @ M.M. Roberts Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

 

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CJ Hurt covers college football for MemphiSport.  Follow him @churtj09 for live tweets from different college football games throughout the Mid-South.

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