The first USA Today/Coaches Basketball poll features the Missouri Tigers as the 17th ranked team in the nation.
Fellow SEC teams Kentucky (#3) and Florida (#10) were ranked ahead of Missouri and December opponent UCLA (#13) was ranked as well.
Click here for the full preseason USA Today/Coaches poll.
Earlier today, the Sporting News revealed the Tigers as their number 10 team entering the 2012-2013 season.
You can read more from the Sporting News here.
Missouri begins their exhibition season October 29th at 7pm at Mizzou Arena when they take on Northwest Missouri State.