Fox Sports analysts showing Arkansas Top 10 love
The Associate Press and Coaches polls have yet to put Arkansas into the top 15, but three Fox Sports analysts believe the Razorbacks belong in the top 10.
Bruce Feldman has Arkansas at No. 8, the second-highest SEC team in his top 10. For Feldman, it’s all about the Week 2 win over TCU.
Stewart Mandel agrees with Feldman that Arkansas could be next in line behind Alabama when it comes to ranking the SEC, slotting Bret Bielema’s team at No. 9.
Similar to Feldman, columnist and radio host Clay Travis goes back to Week 2 when giving the Hogs a spot at No. 8:
I’m bumping the Razorbacks up because their road win over TCU is better than anything Washington or Michigan have done thus far.
Travis, however, has Texas A&M as the SEC’s second-best team (No. 5).
The AP poll has four teams separating No. 1 Alabama and No. 18 Arkansas (No. 10 Texas A&M, No. 12 Georgia and No. 14 Tennessee).
The coaches see an even bigger divide, with five conference teams in between the Crimson Tide and Razorbacks (No. 11 Georgia, No. 12 Tennessee, No. 13 Texas A&M, No. 16 Florida, No. 17 LSU).
Will more voters eventually see things the way of the trio of Fox Sports analysts? One would certainly expect a jump into the top 10 if the Hogs can top Texas A&M in Dallas.