College Focus: Arkansas women climb to highest ranking ever

Arkansas climbed to No. 3 in the United Soccer Coaches rankings of NCAA Division I women's teams behind ACC powers North Carolina and Florida State with a 2-1 win over Texas A&M.

It's the Razorback program’s highest ranking ever. In 2019, Arkansas climbed to No. 6 in late October en route to its fourth straight tournament bid.

The Razorbacks (3-0-0) jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Parker Goins and Kayla McKeon, who is coming back from a season-ending injury last season, and held on after conceding a penalty kick. The Aggies came into the game at No. 5.

The Razorbacks will travel to Tuscaloosa to face No. 15 Alabama on Sunday (TV: ESPNU, 3 p.m. ET).

SEC teams will play eight conference matches, then finish the fall season with the conference tournament in Orange Beach, Alabama.

So far, 57 Division I women's teams have played this fall -- 48 in the four conferences offering fall competitions -- ACC, Big 12, SEC and Sun Belt -- and nine others playing non-conference schedules.

United Soccer Coaches (Women's Rankings)
1. North Carolina
2. Florida State 4-0-0
3. Arkansas 3-0-0
4. Oklahoma State 3-0-1
5. Kansas 3-0-0
6. Clemson 3-2-0
7. Duke 2-1-2
8. Georgia 2-0-1
9. West Virginia 3-1-0
10. Virginia 4-1-1
11. Texas A&M 1-1-0
12. TCU 2-0-1
13. Louisville 3-1-0
14. Notre Dame 3-1-0
15. Florida 1-0-1
1 comment about "College Focus: Arkansas women climb to highest ranking ever".
  1. Ginger Peeler, October 7, 2020 at 4:29 p.m.

    Go Hogs!

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