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Arkansas ranked 17th in AP preseason poll

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas ranked 17th in AP preseason poll

NEW YORK – The University of Arkansas football team has been ranked 17th in The Associated Press preseason poll, it was announced Saturday. The ranking is the highest preseason ranking for the Razorbacks since 1990, when UA began the year at No. 14.

The Razorbacks finished the 2009 season with an 8-5 record, including a 20-17 overtime victory over East Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The win was the first Arkansas bowl victory since 2003.

Arkansas returns players who accounted for 100 percent of its passing yards in 2010, 85 percent of its receiving and 75 percent of its rushing yards. The Razorbacks’ lauded offense is led at quarterback by preseason first-team All-SEC honoree Ryan Mallett. UA tight end D.J. Williams joined Mallett on the first team.

UA begins the 2010 season at home in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium against Tennessee Tech, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.

The Associated Press Preseason Poll

RK TEAM

RECORD

PTS

PVS

1

Alabama (54)

0-0

1491 1

2

Ohio State (3)

0-0

1400 5

3

Boise State (1)

0-0

1336 4

4

Florida

0-0

1237 3

5

Texas (1)

0-0

1223 2

6

TCU

0-0

1160 6

7

Oklahoma (1)

0-0

1104

NR

8

Nebraska

0-0

1033 14

9

Iowa

0-0

1007 7

10

Virginia Tech

0-0

973 10

11

Oregon

0-0

870 11

12

Wisconsin

0-0

822 16

13

Miami (FL)

0-0

785 19

14

USC

0-0

590 22

15

Pittsburgh

0-0

516 15

16

Georgia Tech

0-0

511 13

17

Arkansas

0-0

496

NR

18

North Carolina

0-0

397

NR

19

Penn State

0-0

382 9

20

Florida State

0-0

379

NR

21

LSU

0-0

300 17

22

Auburn

0-0

296

NR

23

Georgia

0-0

206

NR

24

Oregon State

0-0

198

NR

25

West Virginia

0-0

184 25

* Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 108, Stanford 81, Utah 80, South Carolina 71, Houston 66, Connecticut 32, Notre Dame 31, Missouri 27, Brigham Young 19, Arizona 15, Clemson 15, Texas Tech 14, Navy 12, Washington 8, Texas A&M 7, Mississippi 6, Oklahoma State 3, Middle Tennessee 2, Central Michigan 2, Temple 2, UCF 1, Boston College 1, Southern Methodist 1



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