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Seven Razorback Athletic Programs Receive Ranking This Week

The winter sports are gaining respect as they gear up for postseason play.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Arkansas at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

What a week it has been for Razorback sports? It’s mid-February and Razorback Men’s and Women’s basketball are poised for a run in their respective NCAA Tournaments. Today, they both opened up this week ranked 24th (men) and 18th (women). The men are coming off a two game road trip with wins against Kentucky and 10th ranked Missouri. This week the Razorback men will face Florida on Tuesday and head on the road to take in Texas A&M on Saturday.

The ladies have won four of their last five with wins over top ranked UConn and 24th ranked Mississippi State. The Ladybacks have four games left in the season with a home game against Ole Miss on Thursday and a road trip to LSU on Sunday.

The Gymbacks, led by second year coach Jordyn Weiber are coming off a heartbreaking loss to Kentucky. In the week six gymnastic polls Arkansas is ranked fifth in the country.

The Women’s Track and Field team maintained their grip of the number one ranking with the USTFCCCA national rating index. After another strong weekend that produced either new or improved qualifying marks nationally the Razorbacks are striding for another SEC and National Championships.

It was another outstanding week for the Men’s Track and Field team. This week they came in at number two in the USTFCCCA national rating index. They just completed their regular season and now look toward competing in the SEC and NCAA Championships. Both of them will be taking place in Fayetteville in the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Razorback Baseball and Softball are also ranked in their respective polls. The Diamond Hogs are ranked from eighth to 22nd in various preseason polls. The softball team opened their season ranked 21st. They faced 10th ranked Oklahoma State in their season opener but came just short of their comeback/upset bid of the Cowgirls.