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AP top 25

8/23/2010 8:37 AM

NEW YORK – The University of Arkansas football team has been ranked 17th in The Associated Press preseason poll, it was announced Saturday. The ranking is the highest preseason ranking for the Razorbacks since 1990, when UA began the year at No. 14.

The Razorbacks finished the 2009 season with an 8-5 record, including a 20-17 overtime victory over East Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The win was the first Arkansas bowl victory since 2003.

Arkansas returns players who accounted for 100 percent of its passing yards in 2010, 85 percent of its receiving and 75 percent of its rushing yards. The Razorbacks’ lauded offense is led at quarterback by preseason first-team All-SEC honoree Ryan Mallett. UA tight end D.J. Williams joined Mallett on the first team.

UA begins the 2010 season at home in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium against Tennessee Tech, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.

 

The Associated Press Preseason Poll

RK        TEAM               RECORD          PTS      PVS

1          Alabama (54)    0-0                    1,491    1

2          Ohio State (3)  0-0                    1,400    5

3          Boise State (1)   0-0                    1,336    4

4          Florida             0-0                    1,237    3

5          Texas (1)           0-0                    1,223    2

6          TCU                 0-0                    1,160    6

7          Oklahoma (1)   0-0                    1,104    NR

8          Nebraska          0-0                    1,033    14

9          Iowa                 0-0                    1,007    7

10         Virginia Tech    0-0                    973       10

11         Oregon             0-0                    870       11

12         Wisconsin        0-0                    822       16

13         Miami (FL)       0-0                    785       19

14         USC                 0-0                    590       22

15         Pittsburgh        0-0                    516       15

16         Georgia Tech    0-0                    511       13

17         Arkansas           0-0                    496       NR

18         North Carolina            0-0                    397       NR

19         Penn State        0-0                    382       9

20         Florida State     0-0                    379       NR

21         LSU                  0-0                    300       17

22         Auburn                        0-0                    296       NR

23         Georgia            0-0                    206       NR

24         Oregon State    0-0                    198       NR

25         West Virginia   0-0                    184       25

* Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 108, Stanford 81, Utah 80, South Carolina 71, Houston 66, Connecticut 32, Notre Dame 31, Missouri 27, Brigham Young 19, Arizona 15, Clemson 15, Texas Tech 14, Navy 12, Washington 8, Texas A&M 7, Mississippi 6, Oklahoma State 3, Middle Tennessee 2, Central Michigan 2, Temple 2, UCF 1, Boston College 1, Southern Methodist 1

 

 

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