Arkansas picked fourth in SEC West by media

By: Jimmy Carter
Published: Friday, July 14, 2017
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema yells during a game against LSU on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas coach Bret Bielema yells during a game against LSU on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas is picked to finish fourth in the SEC West in 2017 by league media.

The Razorbacks were projected to finish behind predicted division and overall conference champion Alabama, Auburn and LSU in the media poll released Friday at the conclusion of SEC Media Days.

Media projected the Razorbacks to finish fifth last year. They went 7-6 overall and 3-5 in SEC play to tie for fifth with Mississippi State.

In 2015, the Hogs were picked fourth. They were picked to finish last in the West in both 2013 and 2014 prior to coach Bret Bielema's first and second seasons in Fayetteville.

Here is the full rundown for voting, with total votes first-place votes in parentheses on division predictions:

Overall

Alabama 217

Auburn 11

Georgia 6

LSU 3

Florida 3

South Carolina 1

Vanderbilt 1

Arkansas 1

Eastern Division

1 Georgia (138) 1572

2 Florida (96) 1526

3 Tennessee (3) 998

4 South Carolina (5) 897

5 Kentucky 869

6 Vanderbilt 554

7 Missouri 388

Western Division

1 Alabama (225) 1683

2 Auburn (13) 1329

3 LSU (4) 1262

4 Arkansas (1) 796

5 Texas A&M 722

6 Mississippi State 633

7 Ole Miss 379

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