The Razorbacks picked up three votes in the AP poll and seven in the Coaches Poll after traveling to Lubbock and roaring through Texas Tech on Saturday. So someone besides Bret Bielema is voting for Arkansas now.
While the Hogs have earned a little respect after playing pretty well for most of the first three games (everything other than the 2nd half of the Auburn game, really), the SEC West as a whole may be at an all-time high. Five of the top ten teams in the AP Poll are from the SEC West, and four in the Coaches Poll.
Mississippi State is still barely on the outside of both polls, so all seven teams in the division at the very least received votes this week. That's astonishing.
However, Arkansas' legendary tough schedule did take a hit with Georgia's loss to South Carolina this weekend. Missouri is still ranked. Northern Illinois received 10 votes in the Coaches Poll but none in the AP Poll.
Here are the full rankings:
|1||Florida State (37)||Florida State (50)||Oregon|
|2||Oregon (17)||Alabama (1)||Alabama|
|3||Alabama (1)||Oregon (6)||Oklahoma|
|4||Oklahoma (2)||Oklahoma (4)||Texas A&M|
|6||Texas A&M (3)||Baylor||Georgia|
|7||Baylor||Texas A&M||Florida State|
|9||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||LSU|
|11||Michigan State||Michigan State||Baylor|
|12||UCLA||Ole Miss||Notre Dame|
|14||South Carolina||Georgia||Kansas State|
|15||Arizona State||Stanford||Ole Miss|
|16||Stanford||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|18||Missouri||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|20||Kansas State||Kansas State||Stanford|
|23||Ohio State||BYU||Oklahoma State|
|25||Oklahoma State||North Carolina||BYU|