The Arkansas Razorbacks start the 2014 schedule with a trip to Auburn to face off with the national runner-ups from last season. There's not going to be any time to ease into the season against a weaker opponent by opening the season on the road against the Tigers.
What's even scarier is that the Hogs have many more huge and extremely tough games following their daunting season opener.
Just to give you a little perspective on how tough Arkansas' 2014 slate is, according to the NCAA's strength of schedule method, the Razorbacks have the toughest schedule out of all of the 128 FBS teams. The NCAA's method is based solely on opponents' win-loss records from the previous year, with Arkansas' 2014 opponents combining to go 103-54 (65.6 percent) last season.
While there are flaws with this method, there's no doubt the Hogs' schedule this season is going to be grueling.
Here is a breakdown of the Razorbacks' games this year in ascending order from the easiest to the toughest matchup they'll have.