Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Razorbacks crack top 25
Arkansas coach Tom Collen watches his team during the first half of a Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 game against Middle Tennessee at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' women's basketball team is ranked No. 25 in the latest USA Today Coaches' Poll.
The Razorbacks (14-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) are ranked for the first time since Jan. 6, 2013. Arkansas received votes, but was not ranked in this week's Associated Press Top 25.
Arkansas was also ranked No. 53 in the initial NCAA Ratings Performance Index released Tuesday. RPI is a formula used to help determine NCAA Tournament teams in March.
The Razorbacks are coming off a 69-66 win at Missouri on Sunday. Arkansas will face Florida on the road Thursday night.