The 2013-14 college basketball season isn’t yet 10 games old, but there have already been plenty of shakeups in the AP Top 25 rankings. As preseason darlings drop out (and scramble to climb back in), there are always plenty of promising squads waiting on the periphery to snag a place in the national spotlight.
One outstanding team that hasn’t yet made an appearance in the polls is the Missouri Tigers. Hot-shooting Jabari Brown, Mizzou’s top returnee, has been a key factor in a 7-0 start for Frank Haith’s team.
Read on for more on Missouri’s impressive early showing, along with its place among the best 25 teams not ranked in the latest AP poll. For purposes of these rankings, as on Selection Sunday, strong performances against meaningful competition count for more than beating up on overmatched opponents.