Rex’s Rankings: After one week

I love the first week of the high school football season.

There are games on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Some high school teams get to open the season in college stadiums. There are doubleheaders.

Perhaps the most impressive performance in Week 1 belonged to Springdale Har-Ber, which destroyed Fort Smith Southside by a final score of 47-0 and moved up a couple of spots in the overall rankings.

At War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, more than 30,000 people turned out to see Bryant continue to dominate the series known as the Salt Bowl.

Pulaski Academy started as it usually does, by beating a team from another state.

The best game of the week might have been Cabot 28, Pine Bluff 27. Both teams are ranked.

With one week of the season in the books, let’s get to the rankings:


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

Class 7A

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

Class 6A

  1. Greenwood
  2. Jonesboro
  3. El Dorado
  4. Pine Bluff
  5. Benton

Class 5A

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

Class 4A

  1. Warren
  2. Nashville
  3. Shiloh Christian
  4. Ashdown
  5. Central Arkansas Christian

Class 3A

  1. Glen Rose
  2. Junction City
  3. Prescott
  4. Charleston
  5. Harding Academy

Class 2A

  1. England
  2. Danville
  3. Mount Ida
  4. Hector
  5. Rison

6 Responses to “Rex’s Rankings: After one week”

  1. Mike McNeill says:

    Just glad Magnolia beat Crossett. Now we have a fighting chance to improve on 2-8.

  2. frank on the hill says:

    hello rex. i continue to enjoy most of what you have to offer in your posts. i’m puzzled that a man of your wisdom would place a school like pulaski academy above the likes of har-ber, NLR, bryant or cabot. i think the fumes from all of that money in the vault below you are taking their toll on your sense of reason as they reach your office high atop the bank overlooking central arkansas. seriously, even though PA has built it’s team based on recruiting and “scholarships to the less fortunate”, they would not do well against the earlier mentioned schools. i would love to see the coach who loves to run up scores on teams of lesser caliber, throw a tantrum after the beating any of these teams would give him. the PA coach loves to play teams from out of town, but i think people would stand in line to pay to see him take a spanking from any of these teams i’ve mentioned at war memorial stadium.

  3. tank on the mountain says:

    I’m not sure how good the Cabot team was that PA played just a few years ago, but if I recall correctly, PA literally walked off the bus, onside kicked its way to a huge lead in the first quarter and beat the Panthers a few years ago at Cabot. Not trying to blow up all of frank’s argument, but just offering one example of PA doing what he has challenged them to do.

  4. tank on the mountain says:

    Well, and now just thinking about it, they did scrimmage Bryant just about two or three weeks ago also…

  5. frank on the hill says:

    tank, although your son plays, or has played at pulaski academy, don’t feel like you have to justify what has been going on over there for years. this school has played by a very set of different rules than other high schools. you notice i said high schools, not colleges. call it what you want copy cat, pulaski academy recruits. it is wonderful they provide some of our less fortunate kids with “assistance”. i’m sure the fact that these kids are of a certain physical build, can run a certain speed, or catch a ball has any impact on whether or not they receive this “assistance”.

    if what you said actually happened in cabot, it is the only example you can give. would that have been the year that cabot had the worst record it has had in decades? who cares about a scrimmage. that’s not a game.

    pulaski academy can continue to run their little recruiting program over there and rule the weaker classification they play in. they can fly all over the country playing teams that operate in the same fashion. they can continue to lose most of those games. if the little man running the program over there wanted to, he could schedule some of the more talented schools in the state. i’m sure the programs in bentonville, NLR, fayetteville, har-ber or cabot would love to feed him a big ol’ piece of humble pie.

  6. frank on the hill says:

    as i was saying……

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