Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Hogs fall in RPI
Arkansas third baseman Bobby Wernes throws to first base Tuesday, April 22, 2014, during the game against Northwest State at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas fell eight spots in this week's NCAA ratings performance index (RPI) following a weekend series loss to Auburn.
The Razorbacks are No. 59 this week's RPI. Arkansas (28-18, 10-11 SEC) has 10 regular season games remaining, seven of which will be on the road.
As part of the NCAA RPI, more emphasis is put on road wins and home losses, while less emphasis is put on home wins and road losses. Arkansas plays current RPI No. 109 Missouri State tonight and three times at RPI No. 4 Ole Miss this weekend.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to play RPI No. 38 Texas A&M three times next week at home before closing the season with three games at RPI No. 108 Missouri.
RPI is a formula used to determine postseason participants and hosts sites. Arkansas is ranked 12th among SEC schools in this week's RPI and are last among teams in the SEC West.
The Razorbacks have made 12 consecutive NCAA regionals but are considered a bubble team for this year's postseason.