COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMOX) – It’s a climb of two spots for the University of Missouri football team in this week’s Associated Press Top 25.

Mizzou is ranked 17th heading into Friday’s big showdown with Arkansas in Columbia.

If the Tigers beat the Razorbacks, they win the SEC’s East Division and a place in the conference postseason championship game.

Missouri is also ranked 17th in this week’s Amway Top 25 coaches poll.