Arkansas opened the 1978 season on a tear, winning its first 14 games. Ranked No. 7 to start the season, the Hogs made school history when they broke into the Associated Press’ top five on Dec. 19, 1977. After falling on the road to Texas in January, Arkansas won its next 11 games. At 25-2 and dominating opponents, the Razorbacks’ stunning resurgence was the subject of a cover story in the Feb. 13, 1978 edition of Sports Illustrated. The national spotlight on Arkansas coincided with the Hogs first No. 1 ranking from the AP.