COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gary Pinkel beat Mark Mangino on the field,
vaulting Missouri to Number 1 for the first time since 1960. At the
polls, though, he tied for first with the Kansas coach.
Pinkel and Mangino today were named co-Big 12 coaches of the
year. Each received 10 votes in balloting by a panel of conference
Missouri's 36-28 win over the Jayhawks on Saturday moved the
Tigers to the top of the rankings and gave them their first Big 12
North title. A win over Oklahoma on Saturday in the Big 12
championship game would almost certainly put Missouri in the
national championship game January 7th.
Mangino was just 25-35 at Kansas entering this season but led
the Jayhawks to an 11-0 record and a Number 2 ranking before the
loss to Missouri.