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Mizzou in men's basketball Top 25 for first time in nearly five years

Missouri returned to The Associated Press poll, which was released Monday. The Tigers are No. 25.

It is the first time the Tigers have been ranked in the AP poll since Jan. 3, 2004.

Mizzou has won seven straight headed into Tuesday’s annual Braggin’ Rights game against Illinois in St. Louis.

The Tigers' best victory this season came against then-19th-ranked Southern California in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

The AP top 25:

1. North Carolina

2. Connecticut

3. Pittsburgh

4. Oklahoma

5. Duke

6. Wake Forest

7. Gonzaga

8. Notre Dame

9. Texas

10. Purdue

11. Michigan State

12. Georgetown

13. UCLA

14. Xavier

15. Ohio State

16. Tennessee

17. Syracuse

18. Villanova

19. Louisville

20. Arizona State

21. Baylor

22. Clemson

23. Minnesota

24. Michigan

25. Missouri

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