Rex’s Rankings: One week left

There’s only one week left in the regular season in high school football.

Fayetteville maintains its spot at No. 1 overall following a 56-7 victory over Springdale. But North Little Rock, Bentonville, Springdale Har-Ber and perhaps even Fort Smith Northside appear capable of getting hot in the playoffs and making it to the state championship game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

Greenwood defeated Sheridan 52-13 on Friday and maintains the No. 1 spot in Class 6A. If the Bulldogs are challenged in the playoffs, it likely will be by Pine Bluff or Jonesboro.

Pulaski Academy remains No. 1 in Class 5A but received a stiff challenge last Friday before escaping with a 22-18 victory over Little Rock McClellan. Wynne, Sylvan Hills, McClellan and perhaps White Hall all have the ability to get rolling at the right time and make it to the championship game.

In Class 4A, it’s Warren, Nashville, Joe T. Robinson and everybody else.

Here are the updated rankings following nine weeks of the high school football season:


  1. Fayetteville
  2. Greenwood
  3. North Little Rock
  4. Pulaski Academy
  5. Bentonville
  6. Wynne
  7. Springdale Har-Ber
  8. Fort Smith Northside
  9. Pine Bluff
  10. Warren

Class 7A

  1. Fayetteville
  2. North Little Rock
  3. Bentonville
  4. Springdale Har-Ber
  5. Fort Smith Northside

Class 6A

  1. Greenwood
  2. Pine Bluff
  3. Jonesboro
  4. Russellville
  5. West Memphis

Class 5A

  1. Pulaski Academy
  2. Wynne
  3. Sylvan Hills
  4. White Hall
  5. Little Rock McClellan

Class 4A

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

Class 3A

  1. Prescott
  2. Charleston
  3. Glen Rose
  4. Bald Knob
  5. Fordyce

Class 2A

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

2 Responses to “Rex’s Rankings: One week left”

  1. bkn says:

    Rex, what is the explanation for having about half of the high school games played on Thursday the last week of the season? I have never understood that.

  2. rexnelson says:

    It has become a “tradition” for some schools — a stupid one in my opinion. I hate it.

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