The preseason AP Top 25 rankings have just been revealed and the Arkansas basketball team has been named as one of the top teams in the country.
After a superb year of recruiting and working the transfer portal, Head Coach Eric Musselman has the Razorbacks ready to make some noise in the 2021-22 college basketball season.
The Hogs are returning two starters and will fill out the other three positions with transfers from Miami, Pittsburgh and South Dakota, according to an ESPN college basketball expert.
The Arkansas basketball team is ranked in the preseason AP Top 25 for the first time in nearly 15 years
According to the Arkansas Men’s Basketball Twitter account, the team has not been ranked in the preseason AP Top 25 since the 2007-08 college basketball season.
Expectations and excitement for Razorback basketball seems to be at an all-time high. The Hogs are coming off an appearance in the Elite Eight during last season’s March Madness tournament.
During their spectacular run, the Razorbacks defeated Colgate, Texas Tech and Oral Roberts before losing to eventual champions Baylor by nine points.
The Arkansas basketball team has been hard at work to build on last year’s success. The team will be facing some tough competition once again in the SEC, with four teams joining the Razorbacks in the preseason AP Top 25 rankings— Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee and Auburn.
The team just completed the annual Red/White game in which all members of the Arkansas basketball team are split into two teams and play a scrimmage game in front of the fans. In that game, returning player JD Notae scored a team-high 22 points in the game, shooting 9 of 18 from the field.
The Hogs will kick off their 2021-22 campaign with an exhibition game against East Central University on Oct. 24 at 3 PM CT.