Football Hogs begin season ranked 19th in nation

As the first preseason college football coaches’ poll was released today, the University of Arkansas Razorback football team found themselves ranked 19th in the nation. Arkansas is one of six SEC teams ranked in the preseason poll.

Coming off a strong 8-5 season, ending in a Liberty Bowl victory over East Carolina, the Hogs return a team that led the league in passing offense (278.8) and scoring offense (36.0), a first in program history.

The six SEC schools ranked in the top-25 is the most of any conference in the nation. The Alabama Crimson Tide leads the way at the top spot, followed by Florida (3), LSU (16), Georgia (21), and Auburn (23).

The Razorbacks first game is set for September 4th against Tennessee Tech at 6 p.m. in Razorback Stadium.

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Rank School (2009 record) Points Final 2009 Rank First Place Votes
1. Alabama (14-0) 1469 1 55
2. Ohio State (11-2) 1392 5 4
3. Florida (13-1) 1245 3 0
4. Texas (13-1) 1240 2 0
5. Boise State (14-0) 1215 4 0
6. Virginia Tech (10-3) 1052 10 0
7. TCU (12-1) 1051 6 0
8. Oklahoma (8-5) 1035 not ranked 0
9. Nebraska (10-4) 1001 14 0
10. Iowa (11-2) 952 7 0
11. Oregon (10-3) 940 11 0
12. Wisconsin (10-3) 778 16 0
13. Miami (Fla.) (9-4) 728 19 0
14. Penn State (11-2) 508 8 0
15. Pittsburgh (10-3) 492 15 0
16. LSU (9-4) 476 17 0
17. Georgia Tech (11-3) 455 13 0
18. North Carolina (8-5) 445 not ranked 0
19. Arkansas (8-5) 438 not ranked 0
20. Florida State (7-6) 374 not ranked 0
21. Georgia (8-5) 312 not ranked 0
22. Oregon State (8-5) 263 not ranked 0
23. Auburn (8-5) 260 not ranked 0
24. (tie) West Virginia (9-4) 169 22 0
24. (tie) Utah (10-3) 169 18 0

Others receiving votes (with 2009 records): Cincinnati (12-1) 135; Houston (10-4) 76; Brigham Young (11-2) 66; Arizona (8-5) 65; Mississippi (9-4) 48; Clemson (9-5) 44; Stanford (8-5) 41; Connecticut (8-5) 40; Notre Dame (6-6) 38; South Carolina (7-6) 38; Washington (5-7) 26; Missouri (8-5) 23; Navy (10-4) 12; Oklahoma State (9-4) 11; Boston College (8-5) 10; Michigan State (6-7) 10; Arizona State (4-8) 6; California (8-5) 6; Texas Tech (9-4) 5; South Florida (8-5) 4; Texas A&M (6-7) 3; Northwestern (8-5) 2; Temple (9-4) 2; Central Michigan (12-2) 1; Mississippi State (5-7) 1; Nevada (8-5) 1; Northern Illinois (7-6) 1; Southern Methodist (8-5) 1.

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