The Missouri softball team will open the season ranked 16 th in USA Today Top-25 preseason poll. The preseason ranking is Missouri’s highest in over 10 years and marks the third straight year that the Tigers have opened the season ranked in the top-25.
Florida was picked No. 1, Arizona State and Alabama (who eliminated the Tigers in last year’s tournament round out the top three.
Missouri is one of three Big 12 programs ranked among the top-25 in the nation. Texas A&M received the highest ranking 5th, while Oklahoma comes in at 10 th .
The Tigers will play seven teams that are currently in the top 25 this season. Mizzou opens on February 14 th .