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Ranking the year that was in Missouri sports

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

PowerMizzou ranks Missouri’s 2018-2019 sports

Good idea by Mitchell Forde of, who ranked Missouri’s athletic teams based on their 2018-2019 performances.

Very few gripes here — although the biggest one is you’ve got to go 18-1, not 1-18, Mitch! Keep people scrolling!

No issue at the top, as it’s wrestling and then everyone else at Missouri. Softball at three with volleyball at four could merit some more discussion, as Wayne Kreklow’s squad had a higher conference finish. Even women’s basketball (No. 5) might merit some inclusion as high as third, but softball did vastly overachieve this year, based on preseason expectations.

Definitely a good list to get some conversation going.

ESPN’s FPI bullish on Missouri

We’ve seen Missouri ranked in a handful of preseason polls so far, and ESPN’s FPI has Missouri as a top-20 team — checking in at No. 19 in its updated rankings.

Remarkably, Missouri is the tenth-ranked SEC team, and is behind South Carolina and — let me make sure I get this straight — Tennessee.

Regardless of which questionable teams are ahead of Missouri, this honor didn’t go unnoticed by the football program itself:

Retirement doesn’t stop J-Mac from giving back

Recently-retired Jeremy Maclin (which is wild to say, considering the dude is one year younger than me) continued his nine-year tradition of providing school supplies for in-need youth.

Maclin continued the tradition at Kirkwood High School on Tuesday, and told KMOV4 he’ll do the same in Columbia and Kansas City.

Good to see J-Mac continue to make the news for good reasons. He’s one of the best ambassadors for Missouri’s football program out there.

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