Sporting News Names Razorbacks No. 4 in Early 2015 Poll

Fresh off momentum from the end of the 2014 season, Arkansas is already gaining momentum in the eyes of the national media. The Sporting News’ Matt Hayes ranked the Razorbacks at No. 4 in his Early 2015 Top 10, in this article on

The No. 4 ranking was the highest of any team in the Southeastern Conference.

“The Hogs as the highest-ranked SEC team can only mean one thing: get ready for a whole lot of ground and pound Crawl Ball in the biggest games of the year in the SEC. All of them — at Alabama, at LSU, at Ole Miss — away from Fayetteville. The best way to win on the road in the SEC is controlling the line of scrimmage, something the Hogs will do with the best combination of offensive and defensive lines in the league. That and the running of TBs Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams,” Hayes wrote.

Arkansas returns nine starters on offense and six on defense, including Collins and Williams who each ran for 1,000-plus yards in the 2014 season, the only pair of teammates to accomplish the feat in FBS. Fifth-year senior quarterback Brandon Allen will enter the 2015 campaign ranked sixth in school history with 34 passing touchdowns.

Fans can place a deposit and get guaranteed access to available seats for the 2015 season. The Razorbacks will host six games in Fayetteville, including four against teams that played in bowl games in 2014 – UTEP, Auburn, Mississippi State and Missouri.

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