The Missouri men’s basketball team begins the year in the top 10. The Tigers are ranked 6th in the first coaches poll of the year. The Tigers are ranked behind UConn, Duke, Michigan State, Arizona and Big 12 rival Kansas. The No. 6 ranking is the highest preseason ranking in school history. Last week, Big 12 coaches picked Mizzou as the favorite to win the conference. The Tigers open the regular season on the road against Oakland University on November 29.