SEC Power Rankings: Pigs do fly
2022 Record: 7-6
2023 FPI Rating: 9.0
ESPN Win Projection: 7
Draft Kings Win Projection: 7.5
Best Recruiting Class Last Four Years: 22nd (2023)
Transfer Portal: 3rd in SEC
Arkansas is a tough team to try and peg for 2023. The models have Arkansas winning around seven or eight games in 2023. Their recruiting classes have all hovered around the 20s, validating the models.
And while their transfer portal class is ranked 3rd in the SEC, they only have one projected offensive starter from their transfers.
The Razorbacks, like Kentucky, feel like a team that was given more praise in 2022 than they actually earned. They got smacked by Mississippi State and lost to Liberty and Missouri.
But with a soft non-conference schedule in 2023, it isn’t hard to see them shoot out to another 3-0 start before reality starts to kick in.