On the same day Arkansas started fall camp, they received a little boost from the national media. The USA Today Coaches Poll came out and the Hogs are ranked number 10.
Today also starts a new era for the Hogs. The controversy of the last four months is over and John L. Smith has a new handle on this team. But the road to an SEC title will be as difficult as ever.
The SEC West alone has the most teams in the Top 10. LSU is ranked number 1. Defending National Champion Alabama is number 2. In the East, Georgia is ranked 6th, South Carolina 9th. That means the SEC holds half of the spots in the Top 10.