The Razorbacks debuted at No. 23 in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll released Monday.
Arkansas finished last season ranked No. 20 in the poll, a marked improvement from being unranked entering last season. The Razorbacks' ranking peaked at No. 16 in September .
The Razorbacks will be challenged in improve their ranking this season against one of the nation's toughest schedules. Four of Arkansas' 12 opponents appeared in Monday's coaches' poll: No. 1 Alabama, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 22 Cincinnati and No. 24 Ole Miss.
Arkansas is one of six SEC programs to make the list. SEC East foes Kentucky (No. 21) and Georgia (No. 3) round out the group.
This article originally appeared on Fort Smith Times Record: Arkansas football ranked in USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll