Arkansas Basketball: Hogs absolutely disrespected in latest AP Top 25 college basketball rankings

Eric Musselman, Arkansas Basketball (Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports)
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The latest AP Top 25 college basketball rankings have been revealed and the Arkansas basketball team was massively disrespected by the Associated Press voters.

Entering last week, the Hogs were ranked No. 10 in the country— an incredible feat for this team lead by Head Coach Eric Musselman.

However, the latest rankings were revealed today and the Hogs have dropped in the new poll.

The Arkansas basketball team dropped in the latest AP Top 25 college basketball rankings

The Hogs are now ranked No. 12 in the country, despite being undefeated at 8-0 on the season.

In fact, during the two games the Razorbacks played last week against UCA and UALR, the team went 2-0 and won by an average of 26 points.

The team has the second-leading scorer in the SEC in JD Notae (18.1 ppgs). He is also tops in the conference with steals per game (2.9 spg).

The Hogs have Au’Diese Toney who has the highest field-goal percentage in the SEC (69%) and Jaylin Williams who is the fourth-leading rebounder in the conference.

This is a great basketball team that has not lost a game and has players who are leading the conference in multiple statistical categories.

It’s shameful that these Associated Press voters knocked this team outside of the Top 10. It’s hard to find a real reason that a voter would knock the team down.

Yes, Alabama knocked off Gonzaga in a neutral site game this past week, but they also lost a game to Iona from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

This new ranking is not a set back by any means. It’s early in the season and Eric Musselman will use this to motivate his players to play with a massive chip on their shoulders moving forward.

If anything is evident, it’s that it’s going to be a battle to gain respect at the national level this season.

Time to double down and show the entire college basketball world what the Razorbacks are all about.

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