Projecting where the Arkansas football team lands in the CFP Rankings, AP Poll after win vs LSU

Arkansas football looks to improve its standing in the latest CFP rankings (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Arkansas football looks to improve its standing in the latest CFP rankings (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

Arkansas football Head Coach Sam Pittman and the Razorbacks just made history once again.

The 175 lb Golden Boot trophy returns to Fayetteville after 5 years of being on the losing side of every contest against LSU.

The attention now turns to the rankings and polls and where the Razorbacks will land in a bowl game.

What are Arkansas football projection in the next CFP Rankings?

The next College Football Playoff Rankings won’t be revealed until Nov. 16, but we know the committee had the Hogs at No. 25 entering the game against LSU.

Now with another win under the team’s belt and a few teams ranked ahead losing, we can project the Razorbacks to move up in the rankings. Let’s take a look at the ranked teams that lost this week:

  • No. 8 Oklahoma lost to No. 13 Baylor
  • No. 11 Texas A&M lost to No. 15 Ole Miss
  • No. 16 NC State fell to No. 12 Wake Forest
  • No. 17 Auburn lost to Mississippi State
  • No. 19 Purdue fell to No. 4 Ohio State

Auburn now has four losses on the season. No team with four losses have appeared in these playoff rankings, so it’s possible they could drop all the way out. Same goes for Purdue, who got beat by 28 points against Ohio State and notched their fourth loss of the season.

The fickle playoff committee may only bump up Arkansas a couple of spots in the rankings. You just never know. The committee made some head-scratching moves in the first poll, leaving many to pine for a move to a 12-team playoff format.

The best-case scenario for the Razorbacks is to be ranked just inside the top-20 at around the No. 18 or No. 19 spot.

The least favorable scenario would have the Hogs moving up just one or two spots to around No. 23 or No. 24.

The CFP committee will reveal the new rankings Nov. 16 on ESPN and on the College Football Playoff website.

As far as the AP poll goes, the Hogs were previously unranked in last week’s poll. The team  received the second-most votes among teams just outside the top 25.

This week you can expect the team to be ranked somewhere in the 20s.

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The Arkansas football team will next travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to take on the No. 2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.