Hogs’ tough schedule now has 60% of Top 10 in latest media poll

K.J. Jefferson | Photo by Arkansas Communications

Everybody already knows Arkansas has the toughest schedule in college football and with the first media poll of teams actually playing it got a little bit harder.

And you may not have thought that possible, but now it is … at least on paper.

The Razorbacks now will play six of the Top 10 teams in the Associated Press’ poll, throw in another at No. 15 and you have 70 percent of the opponents ranked in the Top 15 in the country … at least right now.

Athletics director Hunter Yurachek has said several times it’s the toughest schedule in the history of college football and if you had any doubts, get rid of it now.

Alabama is ranked second behind Clemson in the latest poll, then starting with Georgia at No. 4 (the Hogs’ opening opponent Sept. 26), there is Florida and LSU.

Auburn is ranked No. 8 and Texas A&M is 10th.

Sam Pittman will say it’s just an opportunity, but there’s not a whole lot of other ways he can realistically look at it.

Tennessee, another opponent on the schedule for Nov. 7, is ranked 15th in the latest poll.

The SEC has eight teams in the Top 15 with Kentucky entering the poll this week at No. 23.

As of Sunday’s poll, the homecoming game against Ole Miss on Oct. 17 is the only opponent in Fayetteville not against a team that is ranked in the Top 15 in the country.

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