Rex’s Rankings: Six weeks in the books

It appeared that Fayetteville, our No. 1 team, was going to lose on Friday night.

That would have made another set of Bulldogs — the Greenwood Bulldogs — No. 1.

But the Purple Dogs were able to get it done.

Championship teams find a way to do those kinds of things when trailing late on the road.

Dre Greenlaw returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown with 1:49 remaining, allowing Fayetteville to sneak past Rogers Heritage in Rogers by a score of 28-27.

Fayetteville is 6-0 for the first time since 2006.

Bentonville, Fort Smith Southside and Springdale Har-Ber all remain capable of bringing the Class 7A state championship to that part of the state, though.

For Greenwood of Class 6A, it was a 44th consecutive victory despite the starting quarterback being out. Reid Wheeler filled in for an injured Jabe Burgess, and Greenwood rolled to a 34-10 victory over Little Rock Catholic at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

It’s going to be an interesting final four weeks of the regular season.

Here are the rankings after six weeks of play:

Overall

1. Fayetteville

2. Greenwood

3. Cabot

4. Pulaski Academy

5. Camden Fairview

6. Bentonville

7. Fort Smith Southside

8. Conway

9. Arkadelphia

10. Springdale Har-Ber

Class 7A

1. Fayetteville

2. Cabot

3. Bentonville

4. Fort Smith Southside

5. Conway

Class 6A

1. Greenwood

2. Lake Hamilton

3. Pine Bluff

4. Russellville

5. Benton

Class 5A

1. Pulaski Academy

2. Camden Fairview

3. Wynne

4. White Hall

5. Watson Chapel

Class 4A

1. Arkadelphia

2. Booneville

3. Pine Bluff Dollarway

4. Valley View

5. Malvern

Class 3A

1. Charleston

2. Harding Academy

3. Barton

4. Glen Rose

5. Smackover

Class 2A

1. Junction City

2. Carlisle

3. Bearden

4. East Poinsett County

5. Dierks

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