FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas is 12th in Week 4 of the SEC Country Power Poll of the 2017 season. The Razorbacks fell one spot from their ranking after Week 3.
The poll consists of 27 voters from the SEC Country staff.
Arkansas lost 50-43 to Texas A&M in overtime. The Razorbacks have not beaten Texas A&M since the Aggies joined the SEC. That means Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has not beaten the Aggies since he has been the head coach.
The Razorbacks get a reprieve in Week 5. Arkansas hosts New Mexico State on Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Kickoff is at noon ET. New Mexico State has had one winning season since 2002.
The 2017 matchup could be intriguing on Saturday. The Aggies have been a surprise in the early season, losing by 3 points to Sun Belt favorite Troy and then beating UTEP 41-14 in Week 4. Arkansas has lost two consecutive games, to TCU and Texas A&M, and looks like a borderline .500 team, at best, right now.
Bielema has some work to do to win back a fan base that seems to have lost hope. Arkansas covering the 16 1/2-point spread Saturday would be helpful in doing that. That isn’t for gambling purposes, but instead it would show the Razorbacks had the gumption and fight to beat a team they are better than and beat them handily.
The lowest Arkansas was ranked in any pollster’s poll this week was 13th. The highest Arkansas was ranked was fourth. Votes are not made public except by the individual writer at his or her discretion.
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Your Week 4 Power Poll rankings
Results are below:
This week’s voters:
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Chris Kirschner (SEC…