BCS Rankings: Nightmare Week Will Cost Arkansas Shot At Playing In Top Bowl Game

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIISeptember 9, 2012

Sep 1, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Tyler Wilson (8) looks toward the sidelines before a play in the game against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas defeated Jacksonville State 49-24. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE
Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

Week 2 of the college football season couldn't have gone worse for the Arkansas Razorbacks. They were the victims of a massive upset by Louisiana-Monroe. The loss caused the Razorbacks to suffer a historic fall out of the Top 25.

Prior to the upset, Arkansas was ranked No. 8 in the nation. Things got even worse when starting quarterback Tyler Wilson suffered a head injury.

The loss and the subsequent drop out of the Top 25 damaged their chances of playing in a BCS bowl game, but without Wilson, the chances for redemption are slim. Per Jerry Hinnen of CBS Sports, Wilson is day-to-day, and he could miss the Hogs' next game against Alabama.

Even with Wilson playing, most wouldn't give Arkansas a chance against Bama; without him the Hogs could be blown off the field.

This is a team that had aspirations of playing for a national championship—or at least in a major bowl game. The former is a dead issue, and now the latter is on life support.

No one would have guessed that Arkansas could be staring at a 1-2 record after three weeks, but it seems that is exactly what is in store.

Based on what we've seen through the first two weeks, you have to wonder if the Rutgers game in Week 4 is a win for the Hogs.

Things have drastically changed in one week. There were signs of a fall in Week 1 as Arkansas gave up 24 points to Jacksonville State in the opener.

The signs were confirmed on Saturday, and now Arkansas must adjust their season goals. With one more loss, a BCS bowl game will be buried with their national championship hopes.

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