Pre-Season SEC Power Rankings

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Oct 5, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back Alex Collins (3) runs past Florida Gators linebacker Michael Taylor (51) during the first half of the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

12. Arkansas

Last Season: 3-9 (0-8)

The Good: Arkansas has a solid group of running backs that will have plenty of running room thanks to an improving offensive line. Alex Collins ran for 1,026 yards as a true freshman, and Jonathan Williams had 900 as a sophomore. Both could increase those numbers this season. Also, Hunter Henry is one of the SEC’s best tight ends.

The Bad: To say the passing game struggled last season would be an understatement. After throwing for 3,000 yards in 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Hogs couldn’t reach 2,000 yards passing in 2013. Yes, the style of play changed from Bobby Petrino to Bret Bielema, but Bielema’s Wisconsin teams were at least multi-dimensional on offense.

The Ugly: Last season was one of the worst in the history of the Arkansas football program. Nine consecutive losses and a winless conference schedule left a bad taste in the mouths of fans, players, coaches, and anyone associated with the program.

Position-By-Position Ranking (Out of 14 SEC Teams)

Quarterbacks – 10th

Running Backs – 3rd

Wide Receivers – 13th

Tight Ends – 3rd

Tackles – 7th

Guards – 10th

Centers – 14th

Total Offense – 11th

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Defensive Ends – 8th

Defensive Tackles – 11th

Outside Linebackers – 13th

Inside Linebackers – 12th

Cornerbacks – 11th

Safeties – 10th

Total Defense – 12th

Kickers – 7th

Punters – 2nd

Kick Returners – 7th

Punt Returners – 10th

Head Coach – 10th

Offensive Coordinator/Play-Caller – 14th

Defensive Coordinator/Play-Caller – 10th

Experience – 5th

Schedule – 13th