Originally Posted by |Zoccer|
Tennessee is the 26th best class in the nation, but it's the 12th best recruiting class in the SEC.
That's right, 11 SEC schools are ranked in the top 25 in both 247 and Rivals team rankings.
Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas A&M, LSU, South Carolina, Auburn, Missouri and Ole Miss are all in the top 15 for both 247 Sports and Rivals.
That's nine SEC schools in the top 15 in 247's rankings. (Rivals has nine in the top 17).
I wonder if the Border "Showdown" will come back, honestly. Does a doormat football school want to start a series with a team that pulls top 25 classes consistently? Unlikely, if that consistency continues - and it seems like it will since 11 teams in the conference are currently doing that. I wouldn't do it either
They can still crow how the series is 'almost' even, because they won most of the games played before the 1920s... (I guess it matches all the crowing about basketball "championships" from the days when there was no postseason...)
Personally, I don't have a problem if the schools don't play again. That is a 20th century rivalry. The future for Missouri is bright. Leave it in the past.