Arkansas jumps to No. 10 in AP poll

By: Scottie Bordelon Scottie Bordelon's Twitter account
Published: Monday, November 29, 2021
Arkansas forward Jaylin Williams (10) reacts after hitting a three point shot against Pennsylvania during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Arkansas forward Jaylin Williams (10) reacts after hitting a three point shot against Pennsylvania during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas basketball is back in the top 10.

The Razorbacks on Monday jumped three spots to No. 10 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll, giving them their best ranking since the final poll of the 2020-21 season when they were No. 10.

It is the first time since the 1994-95 season that Arkansas is inside the top 10 during the month of November.

Following a 76-60 victory over Penn on Sunday, the Razorbacks improved to 6-0 this season and 4-0 in Bud Walton Arena. The win capped a 3-0 week that included victories over Kansas State and Cincinnati at the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.

Arkansas is scheduled to host a pair of in-state programs this week in Central Arkansas on Wednesday and Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday. The Razorbacks defeated the Bears 100-75 in Bud Walton Arena last season behind 22 points and 6 assists from guard JD Notae.

UCA’s roster features former Arkansas wing Darious Hall, who transferred from the program and signed with DePaul after the 2017-18 season. In his lone season with the Razorbacks, Hall averaged 5.1 points on 3.1 rebounds over 35 games, including 5 starts.

Other SEC teams in the poll include Kentucky (9), Tennessee (13), Florida (14), Alabama (16) and Auburn (21).

The Associated Press Top 25 – Nov. 29

1. Duke (7-0)

2. Purdue (6-0)

3. Gonzaga (6-1)

4. Baylor (7-0)

5. UCLA (6-1)

6. Villanova (4-2)

7. Texas (4-1)

8. Kansas (5-1)

9. Kentucky (5-1)

10. Arkansas (6-0)

11. Arizona (6-0)

12. BYU (6-0)

13. Tennessee (4-1)

14. Florida (6-0)

15. Houston (5-1)

16. Alabama (6-1)

17. Connecticut (6-1)

18. Memphis (5-1)

19. Iowa State (6-0)

20. Southern Cal (6-0)

21. Auburn (5-1)

22. Michigan State (5-2)

23. Wisconsin (5-1)

24. Michigan (4-2)

25. Seton Hall (5-1)

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