Rex’s Rankings: After eight weeks

There are only two weeks remaining in the regular season in high school football.

Pine Bluff continues to sit atop the overall rankings at 8-0. After having shut out their previous four opponents by a combined score of 157-0, the Zebras struggled to a 34-27 victory at El Dorado on Friday night.

The Big Three in Class 7A in northwest Arkansas — Springdale Har-Ber, Fayetteville and Bentonville — won by respective scores of 38-0, 59-0 and 55-3.

The class of Class 7A outside of northwest Arkansas appears to be 8-0 Cabot, a 62-21 winner over Mountain Home on Friday night.

Undefeated Greenwood — a 42-0 winner over Siloam Springs — continues to stalk Pine Bluff in Class 6A. Coach Rick Jones has another great team poised to make a deep run into the playoffs.

Undefeated Pulaski Academy and Little Rock Christian remain on a collision course in Class 5A.

Meanwhile, you have to love a state in which the mascots for the top three teams in Class 4A are Sand Lizards, Scrappers and Lumberjacks while the mascots for the top two teams in Class 3A are Buckaroos and Curley Wolves.

We have some interesting mascots in Arkansas.

Here are the rankings after eight weeks of the high school football season:


  1. Pine Bluff
  2. Springdale Har-Ber
  3. Pulaski Academy
  4. Greenwood
  5. Cabot
  6. Fayetteville
  7. Bentonville
  8. Little Rock Christian
  9. Benton
  10. Bryant

Class 7A

  1. Springdale Har-Ber
  2. Cabot
  3. Fayetteville
  4. Bentonville
  5. Bryant

Class 6A

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

Class 5A

  1. Pulaski Academy
  2. Little Rock Christian
  3. Hot Springs Lakeside
  4. Blytheville
  5. Hope

Class 4A

  1. Dardanelle
  2. Nashville
  3. Warren
  4. Hamburg
  5. Malvern

Class 3A

  1. Smackover
  2. Prescott
  3. Harding Academy
  4. Greenland
  5. Little Rock Episcopal

Class 2A

  1. Rison
  2. Junction City
  3. Earle
  4. McCrory
  5. Des Arc

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