Falling out of favor
Monday, February 11, 2013
Fans have gotten used to seeing Missouri ranked among the nation’s best in college basketball.
At least for this week, that is a thing of the past as the Tigers fell out of the AP Top 25 poll this week for the first time since the end of the 2010-11 season. If you keep counting, the Tigers are No. 27.
It was a historical ride for the Tigers. Missouri was ranked in 23 consecutive polls, its longest streak since being ranked from the start of the 1988-89 season through the first week of the 1990-91 season.
It was the third longest streak in school history.
The Tigers are also unranked in the Coaches poll, also two spots out at No. 27.
Four of the top five teams lost last week. Indiana stays at No. 1 in the AP poll despite its loss Thursday to Illinois. Duke is No. 2 with Missouri head coach Frank Haith’s former team, Miami, coming in at No. 3. That’s the highest ranking in program history for the Hurricanes.
Florida is the highest ranked SEC team in at No. 7. Kentucky is back in the poll at No. 25.