SBLive Top 20 Power Rankings: Siloam Springs and Magnolia debut

Here are SBLive’s Top 20 Arkansas high school football rankings for the week of Sept. 28.

Our statewide football rankings, which span all classifications, are released every Monday throughout the 2020 high school football season. The rankings are compiled by SBLive reporters Connor Morrissette, Bodie DeSilva and Lance Smith.


Sept. 28, 2020

1. Bryant (4-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 1

Bryant defeated Fort Smith Northside 48-7. Xavier Foote, Hayden Schrader, River Gregory and Tanner Anderson scored touchdowns in the victory.

2. North Little Rock (4-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 2

NLR beat LR Central 48-7. Quarterback Kareame Cotton ran for three scores and threw for two more.

3. Bentonville (4-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 3

Bentonville beat Har-Ber 45-6. The Tigers “running-clocked” Har-Ber following Josh Ficklin’s 6-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

4. Pulaski Academy (4-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 4

Pulaski Academy defeated Watson Chapel 59-24. The Bruins completed a 91-yard hook-and-ladder for a touchdown in the win.

5. Greenwood (4-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 5

Greenwood beat No. 7 Bentonville West 35-28. Senior quarterback LD Richmond rushed for the winning score.

6. Cabot (4-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 6

Cabot knocked off No. 16 LR Catholic 31-21. Senior quarterback Tyler Gee threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another.

7. Bentonville West (Centerton) (2-2)

Last week’s ranking: No. 7

Bentonville West lost to No. 5 Greenwood 35-28. The Wolverines clawed back from a 35-14 deficit, but the comeback fell just short.

8. Parkview (3-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 8

Parkview didn’t play last week and won’t play this week because of potential COVID-19 exposure within the program.

9. Robinson (Little Rock) (3-1)

Last week’s ranking: No. 10

Robinson beat Fountain Lake 53-31. The Senators scored 43 points in the final 11:43 of the first half.

10. Conway (2-1)

Last week’s ranking: 11

Conway’s game against LR-Southwest was canceled because of COVID-19.

11. Lake Hamilton (4-0)

Last week’s ranking: 12

Lake Hamilton beat Mountain Home 28-14. Junior tailback Owen Miller rushed for a 38-yard touchdown in the victory.

12. Arkadelphia (3-0)

Last week’s ranking: 13

Arkadelphia’s game against Nashville was canceled because of COVID-19.

13. LR Christian (3-1)

Last week’s ranking: 15

LR Christian beat No. 17 Maumelle 27-17. A 33-yard field goal by Isaiah Hankins put LR Christian ahead for good.

14. Wynne (4-0)

Last week’s ranking: 16

Wynne defeated Brookland 42-17. Senior Jayden Potter scored an impressive 55-yard touchdown in the Wynne win.

15. Jonesboro (1-2)

Last week’s ranking: 17

Jonesboro’s game against El Dorado was canceled because of COVID-19.

16. Little Rock Catholic (2-2)

Last week’s ranking: 9

Little Rock Catholic trailed 31-7 against No. 6 Cabot but fought back to lose 31-21.

17. Maumelle (2-2)

Last week’s ranking: 14

Maumelle lost to No. 13 LR Christian 27-17.

18. Siloam Springs (3-1)

Last week’s ranking: NR

Siloam Springs has defeated No. 19 Harrison and Van Buren in the past two weeks.

19. Harrison (3-1)

Last week’s ranking: NR

Harrison is back in the top 20 following a 33-6 win over Ozark. Harrison lost to No. 19 Siloam Springs this season but has beaten No. 20 Magnolia.

20. Magnolia (3-1)

Last week’s ranking: NR

Magnolia’s game against Texarkana was canceled because of COVID-19. The Panthers have won three in a row, including a victory over No. 13 LR Christian.

Dropped out: Harding Academy, Fayetteville and Benton

Moved in: Siloam Springs, Harrison and Magnolia

Other teams we’re watching: Fort Smith Northside, Nashville, Harding Academy, Booneville, Watson-Chapel, Fordyce, Rogers Fayetteville and Benton.


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