Arkansas is No. 6 in the Week 9 SEC Country Power Poll.
The Hogs (5-3, 1-3 SEC) moved up from No. 7 in last week’s poll. The poll consists of 26 media members from SEC Country and around the nation.
Arkansas is coming off a bye and will host Florida (6-1, 4-1) on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS). The Gators defeated Georgia 24-10 last week and are No. 4 in the SEC Country poll.
Florida, ranked No. 10 in the AP Poll and No. 9 in the coaches’ poll, is the fourth consecutive ranked team the Razorbacks have faced.
Arkansas received votes in both polls, but did not crack the top 25 in either poll for the second consecutive week. The Hogs had climbed to as high as No. 16 before dropping out of the polls following a 56-3 loss at Auburn (Oct. 22).
The availability of Hogs quarterback Austin Allen against Florida is currently uncertain. Allen sustained a right knee injury against Auburn and was forced to exit the game briefly in the second quarter and for good in the fourth.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said last week Allen likely would not have played had the Hogs played last week. However, Bielema was optimistic his quarterback would be ready to go against Florida. Allen also said last week he expects to play against Florida.
The Gator opened as a 4-point favorite over the Razorbacks, who are 2-3 as an underdog this season.
Check back next Sunday to see where Arkansas stands in the Week 10 SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 9 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||338||26||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||309||0||2||2||4|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||281||0||3||2||4|
|4||Florida (9 - 4)||252||0||6||3||6|
|5||LSU (8 - 4)||248||0||5||3||6|
|6||Arkansas (7 - 6)||187||0||7||5||10|
|7||Tennessee (9 - 4)||175||0||4||5||11|
|8||Kentucky (7 - 6)||143||0||10||6||11|
|9||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||137||0||8||6||11|
|10||Georgia (8 - 5)||114||0||9||6||13|
|11||South Carolina (6 - 7)||83||0||13||7||13|
|12||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||53||0||11||7||14|
|13||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||43||0||12||10||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||3||0||14||13||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cody Worsham (Tiger Rag Magazine)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)