The Missouri Tigers men’s basketball team will enter the first year under Frank Haith ranked 25th in the preseason coaches poll released today.

Top 25 poll

The Tigers are coming off of a 23-11 and a first round exit to Cincinnati in the NCAA tournament. Marcus Denmon, Phil Pressey and Kim English will lead this year’s squad for Haith who came from the University of Miami. Haith’s team took an early hit when they lost Laurence Bowers to a season ending knee injury.

Haith on conference realignment

Other Big 12 schools in the top 25 include Texas A & M at 19, Kansas at 13, and Baylor at 12. In case you are curious, the SEC has four schools in the rankings: Kentucky at 2, Vanderbilt at 7, Florida at 10 and Alabama at 17.