Diamond Hogs jump 6 spots in poll after Kentucky sweep

By: Matt Jones
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018
Arkansas pitcher Blaine Knight throws during a game against Kentucky on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas pitcher Blaine Knight throws during a game against Kentucky on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas' weekend sweep of Kentucky made an impression on coaches across the country.

The Razorbacks moved up six spots to No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll that was released Monday. It is Arkansas' highest ranking in the poll since 2013.

The Razorbacks beat then-No. 4 Kentucky by a combined score of 39-15 over the weekend. Arkansas also swept Texas in a two-game midweek series last week.

Arkansas (16-4, 3-0 SEC) will begin a nine-game road trip this week with two games at North Carolina-Charlotte and three games at Florida. The Gators (18-4, 2-1) are ranked No. 2 this week.

Other SEC teams in this week's poll include Ole Miss (No. 5), Auburn (6), Vanderbilt (7), Kentucky (11), Texas A&M (12) and LSU (20). The Razorbacks play Ole Miss and Auburn the two weeks following the trip to Florida.

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