Losses against Tennessee and South Carolina last week dropped Missouri in the poll, but the Tigers’ first two defeats didn’t drop them from the poll.
Coach Robin Pingeton’s squad fell four spots to No. 24 when the latest Associated Press Top 25 was released Monday.
Missouri, 14-2, entered conference play undefeated, but lost to the No. 13 Volunteers on Dec. 4 in the SEC opener and faltered against No. 2 South Carolina on Sunday sandwiched around a 54-48 win Thursday at Georgia.
Connecticut remained a unanimous No. 1 after improving to 14-0 with three wins last weeks, while No. 7 Mississippi State, No. 9 Kentucky, No. 15 Texas A&M and No. 20 Florida give the SEC a total of seven ranked teams.
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The Tigers remain on the outside looking in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, checking in third among other teams receiving votes.
Missouri hosts Mississippi State at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mizzou Arena and travel to Arkansas for a 2 p.m. tipoff on Sunday.