No, several of them mentioned Toney as a key addition. The ones who like us think Muss will bring in even more talent from the portal.
Here’s the blurb from SI:
The Razorbacks broke through in year two under Eric Musselman, reaching the program’s first Elite Eight since the Nolan Richardson era in Fayetteville. And while multiple key cogs will depart, the Hogs aren’t going anywhere. Talented sophomores Davonte Davis and Jaylin Williams could be breakout stars, JD Notae is a gifted scorer and Pitt transfer Au’Diese Toney provides the versatility Musselman loves in his forwards. No one recruits the transfer portal harder than Musselman, so expect more big additions here.
Point being, we’ve been complaining around here about not being nationally relevant. That’s gone now. They think we’re going to stick around even with Moody (probably) leaving. And if he somehow decided to stay…
Interesting that Wilner, who ranked us highest of all, didn’t mention Toney or any of the returning players. He has us as the top team in the SEC; most of the others think Bama will be better and possibly Kentucky.
Yeah I saw that. William Hill has us as +2800 which is tied for 14th (with UNC) and third in the SEC behind Kentucky (+1800) and Bama (+2500).
The betMGM numbers have us tied for 25th with Arizona, which of course assumes Sean Miller doesn’t get the book thrown at him. With the speed the IARP is handling cases, that’s probably a safe assumption. Then again, Memphis, Louisville, Kansas and LSU are all above us, and all of those are awaiting IARP disposition.