FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas climbed in the SEC Country Power Poll after a 52-10 win over Alcorn State.
The Hogs (4-1, 0-1 SEC) are now No. 5, up from No. 6 last week. The poll consists of 21 media members from SEC Country and around the nation. The Razorbacks are No. 16 in the AP Poll and No. 17 in coaches’ poll.
Arkansas dominated Alcorn State from the opening kick at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark., rolling out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter.
Several Razorbacks had big days offensively led by running backs Rawleigh Williams III (13 carries, 126 yards) and Devwah Whaley (9 carries, 135 yards and a touchdown).
Wide receiver Jared Cornelius had his second consecutive game with more than 100 yards receiving with 4 catches for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Quarterback Austin Allen connected on 13-of-18 passes for 206 yards and 3 touchdowns.
It was the Hogs’ first win in their annual game at War Memorial Stadium since defeating Samford in 2013.
Arkansas shifts its focus to facing No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0) this Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The schedule is getting considerably more difficult for Arkansas. The Hogs face three current top 25 teams over the next four weeks.
Check back next Sunday to see where Arkansas stands in the Week 6 SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 5 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||273||21||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||246||0||2||2||3|
|3||Tennessee (9 - 4)||226||0||3||2||5|
|4||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||217||0||4||2||5|
|5||Arkansas (7 - 6)||185||0||6||4||8|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||150||0||5||5||9|
|7||LSU (8 - 4)||144||0||9||5||9|
|8||Auburn (8 - 5)||135||0||7||5||10|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||123||0||8||6||10|
|10||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||78||0||10||9||12|
|11||Kentucky (7 - 6)||46||0||12||10||14|
|12||Missouri (4 - 8)||45||0||11||10||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||34||0||13||10||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||9||0||14||12||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)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (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)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)