The USA Today/NFCA poll was released late Tuesday and the Missouri Tigers start 2013 in a familiar spot.The Tigers were rated 8th in the preseason poll to begin the 2013 season.
Joining the Tigers in the top 10 of the new poll were Number 1 Alabama, Number 6 Tennessee, Number 9 Georgia, and Number 10 LSU, who eliminated the Tigers last season in the Columbia Super Regional. Joining those five top 10 teams were number 14 Florida and number 17 Texas A&M.
Missouri finished last year 47-14 making their 4th consecutive appearance in the Super Regionals. They return most of their team from last year, including two time First Team All-American Chelsea Thomas, who is entering her redshirt senior year.
Softball gets things kicked off with their Black and Gold game at University Field Feburary 9th at 3pm. They’ll start their season February 15 in Santa Barbra, CA against UC-Santa Barbra.