TAM Rankings: Ole Miss starts the year off at No. 1

Texas A&M v MississippiMid-Southerners everywhere rejoiced this past weekend with the start of the college football season, and all but one of the TAM teams were in action (that one being Memphis).  The college football schedule makers wasted no time giving fans a SEC matchup for the ages with last year’s No. 1 TAM team, Vanderbilt, versus last year’s second place team, Ole Miss. Thanks to some last second heroics, The Rebels pulled off a solid victory in Nashville, and they start the year as the No. 1 ranked TAM team.

Unfortunately, the other two schools in Mississippi did not fare so well with Mississippi State losing to Oklahoma State, and Southern Mississippi losing to Texas State.

Tennessee, Arkansas, and Arkansas State all hired new coaches in the off season, and all beat up on lesser competition to start their new eras respectively.  Middle Tennessee made the jump from the Sun Belt to Conference USA this season, and got their first win as a Conference USA member against Western Carolina.

Week two will see all of the TAM teams in action, and is sure to be just as exciting as week one.  Without further ado here are week one’s TAM Rankings…

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. ole_miss logoOle Miss (1-0):
Last Game:
W 39-35 vs. Vanderbilt @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Best Win: 39-35 vs. Vanderbilt @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Vanderbilt)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 0

2. University-Tennessee-Logo-2Tennessee (1-0):
Last Game:
W 45-0 vs. APSU @ Neyland Stadium
Best Win: 45-0 vs. APSU @ Neyland Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

3. Arkansas_Razorbacks2Arkansas (1-0):
Last Game:
W 34-14 LA-Lafayette @ Razorback Stadium
Best Win: 34-14 LA-Lafayette @ Razorback Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

4. Arkansas State Logo 2 Arkansas State (1-0):
Last Game:
W 62-11 AR-Pine Bluff @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Best Win: 62-11 AR-Pine Bluff @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

5.  MTSU LogoMTSU (1-0):
Last Game:
W 45-24 vs. Western Carolina @ Floyd Stadium
Best Win: 45-24 vs. Western Carolina @ Floyd Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

6.  Vandy LogoVanderbilt (0-1):
Last Game:
L 39-35 vs. Ole Miss @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Best Win: N/A
Worst Loss:  39-35 vs. Ole Miss @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

7.  Mississippi_State_Bulldogs logoMississippi State (0-1):
Last Game:
L 21-3 vs. Oklahoma State @ Reliant Stadium
Best Win: N/A
Worst Loss: 21-3 vs. Oklahoma State @ Reliant Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

8. memphis-tigers_logo2Memphis (0-0):
Last Game:
Bye
Best Win: N/A
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

9.  Southern Miss logo 2Southern Mississippi (0-1):
Last Game:
L 22-15 Texas Southern @ M.M. Roberts Stadium
Best Win: N/A
Worst Loss: 22-15 Texas Southern @ M.M. Roberts Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

 

CJ Hurt covers college football for MemphiSport. Follow him @churtj09 for live tweets from games.

 

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