Week 6 TAM Rankings: Everybody who played lost for the first time in TAM history

ole_miss_long_logoWhat an embarrassing week for all of the teams in the TAM Rankings.  Each of the TAM teams put on a clinic on how to lose football games, as everybody but Arkansas State lost (the Red Wolves were fortunate and had a bye week).  This marks the first time in the history of the TAM Rankings that every team that played lost.

The once promising season for Ole Miss is now done after consecutive losses to conference foes.  They allowed 282 yards rushing and three touchdowns against Auburn, with 140 of those yards belonging to the Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall.

Mississippi State managed to keep it close against LSU for three quarters.  Then the Bulldogs decided to give up 28 unanswered fourth quarter points in their loss.

Arkansas has now lost three straight after traveling to “The Swamp” to play the Gators, and MTSU lost a close one to C-USA foe East Carolina.

Vanderbilt is in danger of not making a bowl game for the first time since 2010 following their embarrassing loss to Missouri.  The Commodores next three games are against ranked teams with two of the teams currently ranked in the top ten (Georgia, Texas A&M, and Florida).

Two TAM teams did record moral victories as Tennessee almost pulled off the upset against Georgia, and Memphis almost knocked of an undefeated UCF team.

Southern Mississippi almost got their first win since 2011, but fell one point short to an equally bad FIU team that was also winless coming into the contest.

Hopefully the TAM teams will have a better week this time around and maybe somebody will manage to win a game this week.

Without further ado here are week six’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 (3-2):
Last Game:
L 30-22 vs. Auburn @ Jordan-Hare Stadium
Best Win:
44-23 vs. Texas @ Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
Worst Loss: 25-0 vs. Alabama @ Bryant-Denny Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Vanderbilt)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 0

2. Vandy LogoVanderbilt (3-3):
Last Game:
L 51-28 vs. Missouri @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Best Win: 38-3 vs. APSU @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Worst Loss: 
51-28 vs. Missouri @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Ole Miss)

3. Arkansas logoArkansas (3-3):
Last Game:
L 30-10 vs. Florida @ Ben Hill Griffin 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

4. University-Tennessee-Logo-2Tennessee (3-3):
Last Game:
L 34-31 vs. Georgia @ Neyland 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 (2-3):
Last Game: 
L 59-26 vs. LSU @ Davis Wade Stadium
Best Win:
62-7 vs. Troy State @ Davis Wade Stadium
Worst Loss: 59-26 vs. LSU @ Davis Wade Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A

6.  MTSU LogoMTSU (3-3):
Last Game:
L 24-17 vs. East Carolina @ Floyd 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 logoMemphis (1-3):
Last Game:
L 24-17 vs. UCF @ 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 (2-3):
Last Game:
L 41-19 vs. Missouri @ Faurot Field
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 (0-5):
Last Game:
L 24-23 vs. FIU @ M.M. Roberts Stadium
Best Win: N/A
Worst Loss: 24-23 vs. FIU @ 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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