This is the one that really boggles my mind.
The previously 10th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks took on top-ranked Alabama and the game came down to the wire. In fact, Arkansas outplayed the Crimson Tide for much of the game and might even have won if Ryan Mallett hadn’t uncharacteristically thrown two late interceptions.
The AP’s reward for the Razorbacks was to drop them five spots in the rankings to No. 15.
If anything, they proved they can play with the elite teams and should have moved up.
But, with more SEC wins will come a higher ranking.