Rex’s Rankings: The final installment

It’s time for the season’s final installment of Rex’s Rankings.

From this point forward in the high school football playoffs, we’ll let the teams do the talking on the field.

For 12 consecutive Friday nights each fall, it’s my pleasure to join co-host Richard Atkinson and producer John Payne in the Arkansas Radio Network studio in west Little Rock to host a scoreboard show from 10 p.m. until midnight. The correspondents who call in reports from across the state are like old friends. I’m gratified by the number of you who have good things to say about the weekly program, which airs on more than 40 radio stations across the state.

Several years ago, I began preparing these rankings on the fly during the radio show so we could release the first high school football rankings each week. On the following Monday, they’re reposted on this blog.

The downside to being in a studio every Friday night is that I’m not in football stadiums. I occasionally will catch the first half of a game in the Little Rock area. Because I don’t get to see full games during the regular season or the first two weeks of the playoffs, I always make it a priority to be at War Memorial Stadium the first two weekends of December to watch the six state championship games. I hope to see some of you Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-10 at the grand old lady on Markham Street.

Meanwhile, here are the rankings following two weeks of the playoffs:

Overall

  1. Fayetteville
  2. Greenwood
  3. North Little Rock
  4. Pulaski Academy
  5. Bentonville
  6. Wynne
  7. Pine Bluff
  8. Warren
  9. Bryant
  10. Russellville

Class 7A

  1. Fayetteville
  2. North Little Rock
  3. Bentonville
  4. Bryant
  5. Springdale Har-Ber

Class 6A

  1. Greenwood
  2. Pine Bluff
  3. Russellville
  4. Benton
  5. Jonesboro

Class 5A

  1. Pulaski Academy
  2. Wynne
  3. Batesville
  4. Watson Chapel
  5. Little Rock McClellan

Class 4A

  1. Warren
  2. Robinson
  3. Prairie Grove
  4. Pea Ridge
  5. Gosnell

Class 3A

  1. Prescott
  2. Charleston
  3. Glen Rose
  4. Fordyce
  5. Rivercrest

Class 2A

  1. England
  2. Danville
  3. Des Arc
  4. Hampton
  5. Mount Ida

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