COLUMBIA — The 2012 Women's Preseason Coaches Poll ranks Missouri gymnastics as the 26th-best team in the nation.
Twelve of the 14 teams that the Tigers will play this season also made the rankings, including No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 Oklahoma, and No. 6 Nebraska.
Eleven of Missouri's 14 gymnasts are underclassmen.
The Tigers' annual Black and Gold Intrasquad meet is at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.