Arkansas Razorbacks Bracketology
With nonconference basketball over, some of the bracketologists have released updated projections as teams head into conference play.
Joe Lunardi has the Hogs as an 8-seed taking on Washington in Omaha, with the winner playing Wisconsin in the 2nd Round. Obviously, nobody ever wants to play in the 8/9 game, but being sent to Omaha wouldn't be a bad deal for the Hogs, as its a place many fans could travel to. It could make for a fun weekend and help the team attempt an upset over the Badgers.
Lunardi also has 5 total SEC teams in the tournament: Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, and LSU being the others.
Jerry Palm at CBS isn't as big on the SEC. He has the Razorbacks as an 11-seed, taking on Notre Dame in Pittsburgh. He has 4 SEC teams making the cut, with South Carolina on the outside looking in. Other than Kentucky, all of his SEC picks are lower seeds than Lunardi.
Arkansas Basketball Is Ranked Again
The Razorbacks climbed up to #18 in the nation before heading on that dreadful road trip to Iowa State and Clemson, but after running through the rest of their non-conference slate in Bud Walton, the Hogs check back in at #23 this week heading into SEC play with tomorrow's road game at Georgia. It's the first time the Hogs will play an SEC game as a ranked team since, wait for it, 1999.
Here are the rankings.
AP Top 25
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (64)||1600||1|
|2||Duke Blue Devils||1535||2|
|13||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||775||14|
|14||West Virginia Mountaineers||712||17|
|15||Wichita State Shockers||686||16|
|17||Iowa State Cyclones||663||9|
|18||North Carolina Tar Heels||591||19|
|19||Seton Hall Pirates||448||-|
|20||Virginia Commonwealth Rams||311||27|
|22||Ohio State Buckeyes||184||20|
|24||St. John's Red Storm||92||15|
|25||Old Dominion Monarchs||80||30|
|Others Receiving Votes: Northern Iowa (12-2) 72; Iowa (10-4) 63; Butler (11-4) 53; LSU (11-2) 50; George Washington (11-3) 39; TCU (13-1) 33; Temple (11-4) 33; Colorado State (14-1) 31; Stanford (10-3) 29; South Carolina (9-3) 16; Washington (11-3) 13; Wyoming (13-2) 11; Indiana (11-3) 9; Oklahoma State (11-2) 9; Georgetown (9-4) 7; Cincinnati (10-3) 6; Dayton (11-2) 5; Brigham Young (13-4) 3; Xavier (10-4) 2; Hofstra (10-4) 1; Davidson (10-2) 1|