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 Heisman Trophy and Biletnikoff Award.
Hogs 18th in AP, RPI rankings
Arkansas forward Bobby Portis, center, celebrates after a Missouri turnover during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas is No. 18 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the third consecutive week.
Voters didn't penalize the Razorbacks for their big loss at No. 1 Kentucky on Saturday. The undefeated Wildcats were a unanimous choice as the nation's top team this week.
The Razorbacks are also ranked 18th in the official NCAA Ratings Performance Index, which was updated Monday. Seeds for the NCAA Tournament are based largely on RPI rankings.
Arkansas (23-6, 12-4 SEC) plays again Thursday at South Carolina. The Razorbacks host LSU on Saturday in the regular season finale.
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