Rex’s Rankings: Fayetteville Goes Back on Top


Editor’s Note: Rex Nelson shares his Southern Fried Blog‘s Arkansas High School Football Top 10 with our readers every week. At the link below the Top 10, Rex ranks each classification. Six weeks into the season, and here is how Rex sees the teams throughout the state:

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Fayetteville was our No. 1 team overall in the preseason and during the first three weeks of the regular season with victories of 26-21 over Blue Springs from Missouri, 43-10 over Bryant and 35-25 over Bishop Dunne from Texas.

Then came the 24-21 loss to Bentonville in Week 3. We moved the Purple Dogs out of the top spot and elevated undefeated Cabot. The Panthers stayed there for a couple of weeks with wins of 35-10 over Little Rock Catholic in Week 4 and 27-23 over Fort Smith Southside in Week 5.

Last Friday, 5-0 Cabot took on 0-5 Conway.

Conway won.


37-14 big.

Cabot fell all the way to No. 9 after that thrashing, and Fayetteville moved back to No. 1 with its 54-17 victory over Rogers.

Here are the rankings with four weeks to go in the regular season:


1. Fayetteville

2. Greenwood

3. North Little Rock

4. Springdale Har-Ber

5. Jonesboro

6. Pulaski Academy

7. Bentonville

8. Russellville

9. Cabot

10. Wynne

To see each Arkansas prep football classification’s rankings, click here.

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