Rex’s Rankings: Halfway home

The high school football regular season is halfway finished.

This we know:

— The Bulldogs might not be in the state’s largest classification, but Greenwood could play with anyone. Coach Rick Jones’ crew extended its winning streak to 43 games on Friday night.

— Cabot is far better than anyone had expected. The Panthers are the best football team in central Arkansas, with Pulaski Academy and Conway right behind as far as the central part of the state is concerned.

— It’s going to be fun to watch Fayetteville, Bentonville, Fort Smith Southside and Springdale Har-Ber battle it out down the stretch. All are capable of winning a Class 7A state title. Throw in the fact that Springdale, Rogers and Rogers Heritage are improved. There’s some great football being played in northwest Arkansas.

— I sure hope I get to see Pulaski Academy play Camden Fairview in the playoffs.

— Can you believe that Arkadelphia, Ashdown, Malvern and Nashville are in the same conference? Those teams are a combined 17-3 going into this week’s games.

Let’s get to the rankings:

Overall

1. Fayetteville

2. Greenwood

3. Cabot

4. Pulaski Academy

5. Camden Fairview

6. Bentonville

7. Fort Smith Southside

8. Conway

9. Arkadelphia

10. Pine Bluff

Class 7A

1. Fayetteville

2. Cabot

3. Bentonville

4. Fort Smith Southside

5. Conway

Class 6A

1. Greenwood

2. Pine Bluff

3. Lake Hamilton

4. Jonesboro

5. Russellville

Class 5A

1. Pulaski Academy

2. Camden Fairview

3. Hope

4. Wynne

5. White Hall

Class 4A

1. Arkadelphia

2. Booneville

3. Pine Bluff Dollarway

4. Valley View

5. Ashdown

Class 3A

1. Charleston

2. Harding Academy

3. Barton

4. Glen Rose

5. Fordyce

Class 2A

1. Junction City

2. Carlisle

3. Bearden

4. East Poinsett County

5. Dierks

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