FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas moved up two spots to No. 16 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls released on Sunday. The Razorbacks (1-0) were idle last Saturday before traveling to Alabama (2-0) for the Hogs’ conference opener on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This weekend’s game will be televised by ESPN and will kick at 5:45 p.m. CT.
Arkansas is one of six teams from the Southeastern Conference ranked in this week’s listings. LSU is ranked second in both polls while Florida is ranked third in the USA Today poll and fifth in the AP poll. After a road win at Georgia, South Carolina makes its debut in the polls at No. 17 in the AP and No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches poll. Tennessee is No. 22 and No. 24 in the AP and USA Today listings, respectively. Georgia fell to No. 23 in the AP and No. 25 in the coaches’ poll.
Auburn fell out of the polls after its overtime loss to South Florida on Saturday. Alabama is receiving votes in both listings, but isn’t ranked this week.
Arkansas finished 15th in the final 2006 AP poll while the Razorbacks were ranked No. 16 in the final USA Today Coaches’ poll last season.