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College Football Top 25 Polls: Arkansas Razorbacks Nearly Crack Rankings

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Shut out a couple of good teams and people start to take notice.

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In addition to earning bowl eligibility, Arkansas' thrashing of Ole Miss has also earned the Razorbacks a little bit of respect in the traditional college football polls.

The Hogs didn't quite make it in the top 25, but are the first team out in the AP Poll and the third team out in the Coaches Poll. It seems like a solid bet Arkansas would be ranked in both polls with a win against Missouri on Friday, and of course could end the season ranked with a bowl victory. Arkansas received more points in the AP poll than any other 4- or 5-loss team in the country.

I'd also like to take this time to point out that both Marshall and Colorado State are ranked in both polls on account of going undefeated. I ask you, in addition to those two schools, how many ranked teams would you take Arkansas to beat right now?

AP Coaches Massey composite
1 Florida State Alabama Alabama
2 Alabama Florida State Oregon
3 Oregon Oregon Mississippi State
4 Mississippi State Mississippi State TCU
5 Baylor TCU Georgia
6 TCU Baylor Florida State
7 Ohio State Ohio State Baylor
8 Georgia Michigan State Ohio State
9 UCLA Georgia Ole Miss
10 Michigan State UCLA UCLA
11 Kansas State Kansas State Auburn
12 Arizona Arizona Michigan State
13 Arizona State Arizona State Kansas State
14 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
15 Auburn Georgia Tech Oklahoma
16 Georgia Tech Auburn Arizona
17 Missouri Missouri Missouri
18 Ole Miss Oklahoma Marshall
19 Marshall Ole Miss Georgia Tech
20 Oklahoma Marshall Arizona State
21 Colorado State Colorado State LSU
22 Minnesota Minnesota Arkansas
23 Clemson Louisville Louisville
24 Louisville Clemson Clemson
25 Boise State Boise State Nebraska