IT’S PRESEASON POLL SEASON, EVERYONE. AL.com published a poll of the SEC’s sports information directors, and Mizzou came in tied for ninth, and fourth in the East, with Kentucky.
9 (tie). Missouri
Missouri received 61 points, including two 13th-place votes, one 12th-place vote, three tenth-place votes, two ninth-place votes, two eighth-place votes, one seventh-place vote and two sixth-place votes.
The surge at the end of the season Missouri experienced is cause for optimism. The Tigers won their final six regular-season games and finished with a winning record. With Drew Lock still in the fold, Missouri has the kind of transcendent quarterback who could help the program take another step in the third year of Barry Odom’s regime. But the offense may have to dial it back a bit when it comes to running tempo.