The Arkansas Razorback women’s basketball program has achieved a No. 14 ranking in the Associated Press preseason poll. This is the first time the Hogs have been ranked in the Top 25 preseason poll back-to-back since the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons.
Other teams in the Southeastern Conference also sit in the top 25, including the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks, No. 6 Mississippi State Bulldogs, No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats and No. 13 Texas A&M Aggies.
Arkansas finished 24-8 (10-6 SEC) last season before the season was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hogs were able to reach the semi-finals in the SEC Tournament, but fell to South Carolina, 90-64, and finished No. 24 in the final AP poll.
The Razorbacks are retaining three of their top four scorers in senior Chelsea Dungee, senior Amber Ramirez and sophomore Makayla Daniels. Arkansas also added graduate senior transfer guard Destiny Slocum from Oregon State in April. Slocum averaged 15.2 points per game in two seasons at Oregon State and is a former McDonald’s All-American.
Arkansas’s 2020-21 schedule has not been released, but seven games have been confirmed. Three of those games will be at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Fort Myers, Florida at Alico Arena from Friday, Nov. 27 to Sunday, Nov. 29.
Here are the scheduled opponents so far for the Arkansas Razorback women’s basketball team:
Wednesday, November 25 - Oral Roberts
Friday, November 27 - Wake Forest (Gulf Coast Showcase, Fort Myers, Florida, 10:30 a.m.)
Saturday, November 28 - Florida Gulf Coast (Gulf Coast Showcase, Fort Myers, Florida. 1:30 p.m.)
Sunday, November 29 - Maryland (Gulf Coast Showcase, Fort Myers, Florida,4:30 p.m.)
Sunday, December 6 - No. 4 Baylor
Wednesday, December 9 - @ SMU
Sunday, December 13 - Central Arkansas