Week 4 TAM Rankings: Ole Miss still No. 1 after their bye week

This is the fourth consecutive week that the Ole Miss Rebels have been No. 1 in the TAM Rankings.  The Rebels have a chance to make a big splash nationally this week when they take on the Crimson Tide.  A win over the AP No.1 ranked team will do more than keep the Rebels at the top of the TAM Rankings, it will catapult them into the BCS National Championship conversation.

Arkansas had a chance to challenge Ole Miss for number one spot in this week’s rankings as both teams came into the week undefeated.  However, the Razorbacks blew a 17 point halftime lead to lose on the road to Rutgers.

Vanderbilt struggled for three quarters before pulling away from UMass late, while Tennessee continued its losing streak to the rival Florida Gators.  Mississippi State scored 62 points against Troy State in route to an impressive victory, and MTSU got their first C-USA win against Florida International.

Coming into the week there were two winless TAM teams, and neither one of them lost last week. Southern Miss had a bye week to prepare for their showdown against Boise State, whereas Memphis got off the snide against Arkansas State for the Tigers first win of the year.

College football Saturday is right around the corner, with the TAM game of the week being Ole Miss vs. Alabama without question.  This is sure to be another exhilarating week for the TAM teams.

Without further ado here is this week’s TAM Ranking…

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 (3-0):
Last Game:
W 44-23 vs. Texas @ Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
Best Win:
44-23 vs. Texas @ Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Vanderbilt)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 0

2.  Arkansas logoArkansas (3-1):
Last Game:
L 28-24 vs. Rutgers @ High Point Solutions Stadium
Best Win:
34-14 vs. LA-Lafayette @ Razorback Stadium
Worst Loss: 28-24 vs. Rutgers @ High Point Solutions Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Southern Mississippi)
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

3. Vandy LogoVanderbilt (2-2):
Last Game:
W 24-7 vs. UMASS @ Gillette 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)

4. University-Tennessee-Logo-2Tennessee (2-2):
Last Game:
L 31-17 vs. Florida @ Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Best Win: 45-0 vs. APSU @ Neyland Stadium
Worst Loss: 59-14 vs. Oregon @ Autzen Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

5. Mississippi_State_Bulldogs logoMississippi State (2-2):
Last Game:
W 62-7 vs. Troy State @ Davis Wade Stadium
Best Win:
62-7 vs. Troy State @ Davis Wade Stadium
Worst Loss: 24-20 vs. Auburn @ Jordan-Hare Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

6.  MTSU LogoMTSU (3-1):
Last Game:
W 42-35 vs. Florida International @ FAU Football Stadium
Best Win: 17-15 vs. Memphis @ Floyd Stadium
Worst Loss: 40-20 vs. UNC @ Kenan Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Memphis)
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

7.  memphis-tigers_logo2Memphis (1-2):
Last Game:
W 31-7 vs. Arkansas State @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Best Win: 31-7 vs. Arkansas State @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Worst Loss: 17-15 vs. MTSU @Floyd Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Arkansas State)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (MTSU)

8. Arkansas State Logo 2Arkansas State (2-2):
Last Game:
L 31-7 vs. Memphis @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Best Win: 62-11 vs. AR-Pine Bluff @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Worst Loss: 31-7 vs. Memphis @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Memphis) 

9.  Southern Miss logo 2Southern Mississippi (0-3):
Last Game:
L 24-3 vs. Arkansas @ Razorback 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: 1 (Arkansas)

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

 

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