Missouri ranks No. 7 and Kansas No. 13 in the USA Today pre-season coaches’ college football poll.
With Oklahoma at No. 4, Texas at No. 10 and Texas Tech at No. 14, the Big 12 Conference has five teams in the top 14 and three in the top 10.
Georgia, Southern California and Ohio State are picked 1-2-3. Florida is No. 5 and LSU No. 6.Each of the top six vote-getters received at least three first-place votes.
Missouri’s season-opening opponent, Illinois, is ranked No. 19. Kansas non-conference opponent South Florida is ranked No. 21.