FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas football may not be ranked in preseason polls, but its athletic department cracked the top 10 in one area for 2012-13

The Razorbacks are ranked 10th in Collegiate Licensing Company’s (CLC) list of top-selling institutions. It was the program’s highest ranking since becoming a CLC-represented institution.

The rankings reflect royalties reported between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 on all merchandise sold on behalf of CLC-represented institutions.

Texas was ranked No. 1 on the CLC list for the eighth straight year and was followed by Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, Kentucky, LSU, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Arkansas. Six SEC schools were among the top 10 in apparel sales and there were 11 ranked in the top 20 (Texas A&M –No. 12, Tennessee – No. 15, South Carolina – No. 16, Auburn – No. 18, and Missouri – No. 20).

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau