Tom Collen and the University ofArkansas women's basketball team moved into the national rankings this weekchecking in at No. 25 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
While this is the first time thisseason Arkansas has cracked the Top 25 it is not the first mention of theRazorbacks by the national polls. The Razorbacks began receiving votes in the AssociatedPress top 25 Nov. 25 – week four of the polls. Arkansas steadilyclimbed from five votes that first week to 49 votes last week as the teamimproved to 13-0 to start the year.
The Razorbacks suffered afour-point loss to No. 13/12 South Carolina at home last week and fell from 49votes and just outside the top 25 to just 29 votes yesterday. Five SECteams are ranked in the top 25 with four others getting votes.
The USA TODAY Coaches Pollhas been more difficult to crack. Arkansas received one vote on Dec. 2and again climbed up getting more votes each week until moving into the top 25at No. 25 today. Six SEC teams including Arkansas are in the top 25coaches poll with three others receiving votes this week.
Collen has led Arkansas into thepolls in four of his seven seasons with the Razorbacks. This week, Arkansasalso checks in at No. 53 in the latest NCAA RPI report.
The Razorbacks test its ranking Thursday traveling to Floridafacing the 12-2 Gators in a 6 p.m. tip.
For more information on Arkansas women's basketball, follow@RazorbackWBB on Twitter.
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