The big news for Razorbacks fans, based on the way many of us have talked about this year's team, is that there are three other SEC teams Arkansas is supposed to be better than.
More good news is that two of those teams, Missouri and Tennessee, are teams the Razorbacks play twice this season.
Here are the full predictions:
Preseason Media Poll/Points
3. Texas A&M/344
7. South Carolina/204
8. Mississippi State/203
9. Ole Miss/184
As you can see by the point total, the Hogs are pretty solidly in 11th. Of course, it remains to be seen where they'll finish. One of the team's goals could be to avoid the dreaded Wednesday games of the SEC Tournament that are reserved for the bottom four finishers.
Arkansas didn't land anybody on the All-SEC teams. Here's how that shook out.
First Team All‐SEC
Danuel House – Texas A&M, G, 6‐7, 212, Sr., Fresno, Texas
Damian Jones – Vanderbilt, C, 7‐0, 245, Jr., Baton Rouge, La.
Skal Labissiere – Kentucky, F, 6‐11, 225, Fr., Port‐au‐Prince, Haiti
Stefan Moody – Ole Miss, G, 5‐10, 179, Sr., Kissimmee, Fla.
Ben Simmons – LSU, F, 6‐10, 225, Fr., Melbourne, Australia
Tyler Ulis – Kentucky, G, 5‐9, 160, So., Lima, Ohio
Second Team All‐SEC
Dorian Finney‐Smith – Florida, F, 6‐8, 220, Sr., Portsmouth, Va.
Malik Newman – Mississippi State, G, 6‐3, 178, Fr., Jackson, Miss.
Charles Mann – Georgia, G, 6‐5, 215, Sr., Alpharetta, Ga.
Alex Poythress – Kentucky, F, 6‐8, 230, Sr., Clarksville, Tenn.
Tim Quarterman – LSU, G, 6‐6, 190, Jr., Savannah, Ga.
Alex Caruso – Texas A&M, G, 6‐5, 186, Sr., College Station, Texas
SEC Player of the Year: Ben Simmons, LSU