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Missouri drops to No. 20 in latest AP poll

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We’re still top 20! Barely!

It should be no surprise when we say this, but last week wasn’t exactly a banner period for Mizzou basketball. In the context of the rest of the season, it was honestly as bad as could be. Missouri got trounced by a mediocre Ole Miss team and then nearly fended off No. 24 Arkansas at home without its top scorer... but still fell in overtime. It’s the first time this season the Tigers have lost consecutive games. Despite starting the weekend as one of the projected No. 4 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, the Saturday loss dropped the Tigers into (relatively) precarious territory in at least one bracketologist’s eyes.

The latest Associated Press poll took the tough week into account, dropping Missouri 10 spots to No. 20.

Look, it’s not the greatest news, I’ll give it to you. But here are some positives!

  • There are very few teams in the country that can have a week like Missouri and still be considered Top 25 material. Missouri is one of them!
  • Reconsider that last point in light of Missouri basketball over much of the last decade. It gets better!
  • Missouri is still ranked as the third-best team in the SEC behind Alabama (No. 8) and Tennessee (No. 19).
  • That school to the west? They’re ranked again (boo), but they’re still below Missouri (yeah!).

It’s all about looking at the positives, folks. Let’s hope we don’t have to the same thing next week.

Yesterday at Rock M

Gee, that’s a depressing day, isn’t it?

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