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Rex’s Rankings: After eight weeks

There are two weeks left in the regular season, and things are getting interesting in high school football in Arkansas.

No changes occurred in our overall Top 10 as all of the teams won last week. In fact, the top nine teams all won by double-digit margins.

There are, however, some things to watch for as the playoffs near:

— In Class 7A, watch for Bentonville. The Tigers lost their first four games and have since won four consecutive contests. They know all about winning late in the season.

— By the same token, watch for Greenwood in Class 6A. Uncharacteristically, the Bulldogs have lost three games this year. But, like Bentonville, they know all about winning late.

— In Class 4A, watch for traditional powers that wear orange. In other words, Warren and Nashville.

— In Class 3A, keep an eye on this week’s Charleston-Booneville game. One of these two teams likely will go on to win the state championship.

— In Class 2A, watch what we’re now calling the University of Junction City just to see if anyone comes within 30 points of the Dragons. We doubt it. The most recent victim was Strong by a score of 60-6.

Here are the rankings with two weeks remaining in the regular season:

Overall

1. Conway

2. Fayetteville

3. North Little Rock

4. Pulaski Academy

5. Fort Smith Northside

6. Bryant

7. Benton

8. Pine Bluff

9. Jonesboro

10. Sylvan Hills

Class 7A

1. Conway

2. Fayetteville

3. North Little Rock

4. Fort Smith Northside

5. Bryant

Class 6A

1. Benton

2. Pine Bluff

3. Jonesboro

4. Greenwood

5. El Dorado

Class 5A

1. Pulaski Academy

2. Sylvan Hills

3. Batesville

4. Maumelle

5. Wynne

Class 4A

1. Warren.

2. Dardanelle

3. Nashville

4. Pocahontas

5. Pine Bluff Dollarway

Class 3A

1. Charleston

2. Booneville

3. Prescott

4. Smackover

5. Little Rock Episcopal

Class 2A

1. Junction City

2. Hazen

3. Rison

4. Hector

5. Bearden

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