FAYETTEVILLE – For the second straight week, the Arkansas baseball team is on the rise in the national rankings, rising to as high as No. 16 in the national polls released on Monday.
Arkansas continues to be ranked in three of the four national polls. The Razorbacks received their highest national ranking in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll, rising eight spots to No. 16 this week. The Razorbacks are 20th this week in both the Collegiate Baseball poll and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll.
Arkansas has opened the season with six straight wins, marking the best start since the 2006 season when the Razorbacks posted nine straight wins to open the year. Arkansas is coming off a three-game sweep of Utah last weekend. The Hogs opened the series with a pair of one-run victories, before pounding the Utes 10-1 in the series finale.
The Razorbacks play their first midweek games of the 2011 season on Tuesday and Wednesday, hosting McNeese State. First pitch for both games is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. Tickets for both games of the series are available and can be purchased by calling 1-800-982-HOGS (4647), by visiting the online ticket center at ArkansasRazorbacks.com or on gameday at Baum Stadium, while supplies last.