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Missouri sticks in the AP Poll for 11th consecutive week

Mizzou Links for Tuesday, February 23

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As fans, we have no control over anything having to do with Missouri sports. Sure, if you show up to games and scream loud enough, maybe some one will miss a free throw at some point. But almost everything we hold dearly in sports is out of our control. All we can do is process the information and then yell about it online.

Thankfully, we don’t have to do any sort of extra yelling this week regarding the AP poll. After a 1-1 week, Missouri once again dropped in the minds of Associated Press voters. But they garnered enough support to stay in the top 25, settling in at No. 24.

The poll watcher that tracks voter ballots shows that Missouri peaked at No. 14 on Dick Vitale’s ballot, but was left off entirely by a large number of voters (yes, Jesse Newell, included).

Overall, it seems fair. Missouri lost another head-scratcher (even without Jeremiah Tilmon) when they traveled to Georgia, but the Tigers looked completely revived in South Carolina, riding a dominant offensive performance to a comfortable win. So how is a voter supposed to interpret the data, which shows Missouri is good with its best player and less good without him? It’s the same thing we’ve been talking about all year — do you believe Missouri is better than its metrics or do you believe they’re a middling tournament team with a good resume?

With two winnable games on the schedule this week, Missouri could go a long way to erasing some of that doubt.

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