Razorbacks move up in playoff poll

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
An Arkansas football helmet is shown during a game against Missouri on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Fayetteville.
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An Arkansas football helmet is shown during a game against Missouri on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas climbed three places in the College Football Playoff rankings Monday.

The Razorbacks are ranked 22nd in the penultimate playoff poll following a 34-17 win over Missouri last Friday. Arkansas is the highest-ranked four-loss team in the poll and is ranked fourth among six SEC teams. 

Georgia is ranked first, Alabama third, Ole Miss eighth, Kentucky 23rd and Texas A&M 25th this week. 

The Razorbacks have been ranked by the playoff selection committee four consecutive weeks. As the SEC’s highest-ranked team outside of those eligible to play in the New Year’s Six bowl games, Arkansas is a candidate to play in the prestigious Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on New Year’s Day. 

Bowl assignments will be finalized Sunday. 

College Football Playoff Rankings, Nov. 30

1. Georgia (12-0)

2. Michigan (11-1)

3. Alabama (11-1)

4. Cincinnati (12-0)

5. Oklahoma State (11-1)

6. Notre Dame (11-1) 

7. Ohio State (10-2)

8. Ole Miss (10-2)

9. Baylor (10-2)

10. Oregon (10-2)

11. Michigan State (10-2)

12. BYU (10-2)

13. Iowa (10-2)

14. Oklahoma (10-2)

15. Pittsburgh (10-2)

16. Wake Forest (10-2)

17. Utah (9-3)

18. North Carolina State (9-3)

19. San Diego State (11-1)

20. Clemson (9-3)

21. Houston (11-1)

22. Arkansas (8-4)

23. Kentucky (9-3)

24. Louisiana-Lafayette (11-1)

25. Texas A&M (8-4)

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