TAM Rankings Week 2: Ole Miss remains No. 1

ole miss rideThe top three teams all won last week.  Thus ensuring that they stay the same, with Ole Miss standing tall at No. 1 in the rankings (the Rebels are also ranked in the top 25 of the AP and USA Today Polls) followed by Tennessee and Arkansas.

There are some shake ups in the middle of this week’s poles after both MTSU and Arkansas State took on some of the big boys, and lost badly on the road at Auburn and North Carolina Respectively.

These losses coupled with easy wins for Mississippi State and Vanderbilt saw the Red Wolves and Blue Raiders get jumped this week.

Memphis almost pulled of the upset at home against Duke, but fell short at the end.  While Southern Mississippi is still looking for their first win since December 24, 2011 (beat Nevada in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl).

Week three will be just as entertaining as the previous two weeks, especially with Ole Miss getting a chance to prove how good they are against a struggling Texas squad.  There will also be two games featuring a good old TAM battle with Memphis taking on MTSU and Southern Miss going toe to toe with the Razorbacks.

Without further ado here are week two’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.

1ole_miss logoOle Miss (2-0):
Last Game:
W 31-13 vs. SE Missouri St. @ Vaught Hemmingway 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 (2-0):
Last Game:
W 52-20 vs. Western Kentucky @ 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 logoArkansas (2-0):
Last Game:
W vs. Samford @ Little Rock Arkansas
Best Win:
34-14 vs. LA-Lafayette @ Razorback Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

4. Vandy LogoVanderbilt (1-1):
Last Game:
W 38-3 vs. APSU @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Best Win: 38-3 vs. APSU @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Worst Loss: 
39-35 vs. Ole Miss @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Ole Miss)

5.  Mississippi_State_Bulldogs logoMississippi State (1-1):
Last Game:
W 51-7 vs. Alcorn State @ Davis Wade Stadium
Best Win:
51-7 vs. Alcorn State @ Davis Wade Stadium
Worst Loss: 21-3 vs. Oklahoma State @ Reliant Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

6.  Arkansas State Logo 2Arkansas State (1-1):
Last Game:
L 38-9 vs. Auburn @ Jordan-Hare Stadium
Best Win: 62-11 AR-Pine Bluff @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Worst Loss: 38-9 vs. Auburn @ Jordan-Hare Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

7.  MTSU LogoMTSU (1-1):
Last Game:
L 40-20 vs. UNC @ Kenan Stadium
Best Win: 45-24 vs. Western Carolina @ Floyd Stadium
Worst Loss: 40-20 vs. UNC @ Kenan Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

8. memphis-tigers_logo2Memphis (0-1):
Last Game:
L 28-14 vs. Duke @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Best Win: N/A
Worst Loss: Duke @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

9.  Southern Miss logo 2Southern Mississippi (0-2):
Last Game:
L 56-13 vs. Nebraska @ Memorial 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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