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ESPN's Dick Vitale Preseason Top 40: Missouri Tigers Basketball Comes In At No. 21

ESPN's Dick Vitale has released his preseason top 40 ranking for college basketball this year.

Coming in at No. 21 is the Mizzou Tigers.

21. Missouri: Coach Mike Anderson said no to Oregon, and the fans in Columbia have to be thrilled. This team plays tenacious defense and will make some noise come tournament time.

And they've got a nice recruiting class to add. It'll be interesting to see if recruit Tony Mitchell will be cleared by semester -- like Mike Anderson hopes -- and what that will do to the team.