Arkansas football’s final 24 hours have been far from outstanding. Now they are also losing the respect of the coaches.
The Razorbacks lost to Liberty on Saturday, 21-19 after the Flames were 11-1 on the goal line. Hours later, defense attorneys Myles Slusher and Anthony Brown were arrested for disorderly conduct. Then, on Sunday noon, the latest USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll was released. Arkansas no longer sniffed at it.
Sam Pittman’s team collected votes last week but received none on Sunday. However, eight other SEC teams did, including LSU. The No. 8 Tigers beat No. 11 Alabama on Saturday. LSU climbed nine places. Alabama lost five.
The Razorbacks play 9th-ranked Ole Miss in their penultimate game of the season. A final game with Missouri follows the day after Thanksgiving.
Arkansas needs a win in their last three to qualify for the Bowl.
You can see the full top 25 below.
July 20, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Georgia Bulldogs helmet on stage during SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
2. State of Ohio
September 10, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud (7) passes the ball to Ohio State Buckeyes running back Miyan Williams (3) during the second half of Saturday’s game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Ohio Stadium.Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic /Columbus Send
10/29/2022; Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States; Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) charges in the first half against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
4. Texas Christian
10/15/2022; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs head coach Sonny Dykes looks on from the sidelines during a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 8, 2022; Tucson, Arizona, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix (10) throws a pass against the Arizona Wildcats in the second half at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
11/29/2021; Los Angeles, California, United States; Lincoln Riley poses with the Fight on sign during a press conference to introduce Riley as the Southern California Trojans head coach. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Quarterback Jayden Daniels scores a touchdown as the LSU Tigers take on the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Saturday 22 October 2022
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9. Ole Fraulein
Mississippi head coach Lane Kiffin returns to Neyland Stadium on Saturday, October 16, 2021 prior to an SEC football game between Tennessee and Ole Miss in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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09/30/2022; Pasadena, California, United States; UCLA Bruins wide receiver Jake Bobo (9) celebrates after a touchdown in the second half against the Washington Huskies at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
07/19/2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Alabama helmet onstage during SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 11, 2016; Glendale, Arizona, United States; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 25: Cam Rising #7 of the Utah Utes throws a pass during warm up before their game against the Washington State Cougars at Rice Eccles Stadium on September 25, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
14. North Carolina
11/24/2018; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Cade Fortin (6) runs with the ball as North Carolina State Wolfpack defensive end Deonte Holden (55) and safety Jarius Morehead (31) defend in the second half at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The Wolfpack won 34-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
15. Penn State
10/15/2022; Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) battles the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in the second half. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
16. State of North Carolina
09/17/2022; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack running back Demie-Sumo-Karngbaye (0) reacts after scoring a first down in the second half against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Carter-Finley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
09/30/2022; Houston, TX, USA; Tulane Green Wave quarterback Kai Horton (12) tries to pass the ball during the fourth quarter against the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
10/15/2022; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns linebacker DeMarvion Overshown (0) salutes fans after a win over the Iowa State Cyclones at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
November 5, 2022; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Liberty Flames quarterback Johnathan Bennett (11) attempts a pass in the first quarter against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 8, 2022; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Bret Bielema celebrates with player Kody Case (87) after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
21. Central Florida
UCF Knights running back Isaiah Bowser (5) scores for a touchdown in the fourth quarter during a Cincinnati Bearcats college football game, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The UCF Knights defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats, 25-21.
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22. State of Kansas
10/29/2022; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Spencer Sanders (3) throws a pass to Kansas State Wildcats defensive end Nate Matlack (97) in the third quarter at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
09/17/2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) celebrates with fans after a 39-28 win over the Michigan State Spartans at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
10/15/2022; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (7) during the second quarter against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kroger Field. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports
25. Notre Dame
April 23, 2022; Notre Dame, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Ireland head coach Marcus Freeman runs onto the field to warm up before the Blue Gold game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
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