Mizzou Kicks Off 2014 Ranked #24

By Dan Lucy | dlucy@kolr10.com

Published 08/18 2014 05:31PM

Updated 08/18 2014 06:31PM

COLUMBIA, Mo--The Mizzou Tigers are practing in Columbia.

Gary Pinkel's Tigers will kick off the 2014 season in a little less than two weeks against South Dakota State.

And Pinkel's Tigers will kick off the campaign ranked 24th in the nation.

Mizzou is one of eight SEC teams in the preseason Associated Press poll.

Last year the Tigers were 12-2 and finished the season ranked fifth in the last AP poll.

This is the first time since 2011 that the Tigers have been ranked in the preseason AP poll.

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