The following is a statement from Razorback Athletics regarding Head Football Coach Bret Bielema’s vote in the Amway Coaches’ poll, published by USA Today.
“When submitting Head Football Coach Bret Bielema’s top 25 poll this morning, our Communications Director inadvertently omitted Virginia Tech from Coach Bielema’s ballot. After watching last night’s ACC Championship Game, Coach Bielema indicated he wanted to move Virginia Tech up from its No. 17 position in the poll he submitted last week into the top 15 this week. Neither our Communications Director or Coach Bielema were aware of the oversight until tonight’s press conference. Coach Bielema takes great pride in being part of the coaches’ poll and thoroughly goes over the national results every week before developing his vote. The Arkansas Razorbacks sincerely apologize to the Virginia Tech football program and the coaches’ poll for the mistake in submitting that vote this week.”