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Arkansas Ranked 18th In AP Preseason Poll

Arkansas makes it into the AP poll for the first time since Sept. 4, 2012 as the Razorbacks are ranked 18th in the AP preseason poll released on Sunday

Arkansas' late-season run in 2014 has the nation's attention for 2015.

The Razorbacks were ranked 18th in the Associated Press preseason football poll released on Sunday.

It is the first time Arkansas has appeared in the AP poll since Sept. 4, 2012 and is the 26th time in the program's history that the Razorbacks have been ranked in the preseason oill.

Arkansas, which plays six teams ranked in the AP Top 25 this season, has been in the AP poll on 410 weeks in its histor

Defending national champion Ohio State is ranked No. 1 in the poll and followed by TCU, Alabama, Baylor and Michigan State.

SEC teams joining Arkansas and Alabama in the poll are Auburn (6th), Georgia (9th), LSU (14th), Ole Miss (17th), Missouri (24th) and Tennessee (25th).

Mississippi State and Texas A&M - two other SEC teams that the Razorbacks play this season, are the top two teams receiving votes that did not make the poll.

Arkansas will open its seasom on Saturday, Sept. 5 when it hosts UTEP at 2:30 p.m. inside Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

1. Ohio State (61)
2. TCU
3. Alabama
4. Baylor
5. Michigan State
6. Auburn
7. Oregon
8. USC
9. Georgia
10. Florida State 
11. Notre Dame
12. Clemson
13. UCLA
14. LSU
15. Arizona State 
16. Georgia Tech 
17. Ole Miss
18. Arkansas
19. Oklahoma 
20. Wisconsin 
21. Stanford
22. Arizona
23. Boise State
24. Missouri 
25. Tennessee

In the Also Receiving Votes category: Mississippi State 100, Texas A&M 61, Oklahoma State 46, Virginia Tech 42, Utah 36, Penn State 20, Louisville 12, Cincinnati 8, Nebraska 6, Kansas State 5, Florida 4, NC State 4, Texas 3, BYU 2, Michigan 2, Northern Illinois 2, Cal 1, Western Kentucky 1, West Virginia 1.

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