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Arkansas Picks Up Votes In AP and Coaches Polls After Texas Tech Victory

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Yeah, yeah polls irrelevance and all that. But still, RESPECT!

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

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:

AP Coaches Sagarin
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
5 Auburn Auburn Auburn
6 Texas A&M (3) Baylor Georgia
7 Baylor Texas A&M Florida State
8 LSU LSU Michigan State
9 Notre Dame Notre Dame LSU
10 Ole Miss UCLA Wisconsin
11 Michigan State Michigan State Baylor
12 UCLA Ole Miss Notre Dame
13 Georgia Arizona State UCLA
14 South Carolina Georgia Kansas State
15 Arizona State Stanford Ole Miss
16 Stanford South Carolina South Carolina
17 USC Wisconsin Clemson
18 Missouri Ohio State Ohio State
19 Wisconsin Missouri USC
20 Kansas State Kansas State Stanford
21 BYU USC Florida
22 Clemson Nebraska Cincinnati
23 Ohio State BYU Oklahoma State
24 Nebraska Clemson Missouri
25 Oklahoma State North Carolina BYU