The first 2012-13 USA Today Coaches poll is dominated once again by members of the SEC, including Arkansas and Mizzou. The Razorbacks open at 10th, behind SEC mates LSU (1), Alabama (2), Georgia (6), and South Carolina (9).
Missouri ranks 44th on the list, receiving 3 votes. The Tigers are also behind conference opponents Florida (23), Auburn (25), Texas A&M (30), and Tennessee (43).
Arkansas returns 47 letterman, including 16 starters from last year's 11-2 team that beat Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl.
Missouri returns 11 starters from last year's 8-5 team that beat North Carolina in the Independence Bowl.
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