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Mizzou Hoops falls, but still ranked in the Top 25

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Mizzou falls in Top 25, but not far

Missouri looked, all things considered, pretty good against Texas A&M this past Saturday. They overcame a shaky start in the first half to exert their will for the final 20 minutes, coasting to a comfortable road win. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to keep them from slipping in some peoples’ minds.

With the new Associated Press poll coming every Monday, the Tigers slipped a couple of spots to No. 19, a fall likely aided by a lack of seeing the Tigers in action over the past few weeks. They were surpassed by fellow SEC brethren Alabama, who have been on fire as of late.

I’m still not sure how you can leave Missouri outside of the rankings based purely on their resume. But hey, maybe that’s why I don’t have a vote. But also, to those two folx who placed the Tigers at No. 10? Well, I guess maybe you see something I don’t!

Then again, maybe they were just looking at the RPI numbers. While a bit outdated in determining NCAA selections nowadays, RPI is still held up as a sort of traditional standard for good teams. And guess what? Missouri currently ranks first overall in RPI! Yay RPI! That’s our favorite thing now!

To round out the week’s rankings, NCAA’s NET still has Missouri as a Top 25 team. The Tigers even moved up one spot to No. 24. These are changing all the time, so look for Missouri to move once again after the game against South Carolina tonight. That preview will be up on this here site later this morning.

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Of course, that’s not stopping Tennessee from going after some of the biggest names on the coaching circuit, as reported by Football Scoop. That is, if Kevin Steele doesn’t complete his second coup of the offseason and finally land that SEC head coaching gig he wants.

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