SBLive Top 20 Power Rankings: Lake Hamilton makes a jump

Here are SBLive’s Top 20 Arkansas high school football rankings for the week of Oct. 26.

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.

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SBLIVE POWER RANKINGS: ARKANSAS TOP 20

Oct. 26, 2020

1. Bryant (7-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 1

Bryant beat No. 8 Cabot 42-17. The Hornets have won 24 games in a row.

2. North Little Rock (7-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 2

North Little Rock beat No. 17 Fort Smith Northside 45-7. North Little Rock forced six turnovers.

3. Bentonville (8-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 3

Bentonville beat Rogers 74-21. Tigers quarterback Andrew Edwards threw for three touchdowns and ran for two — all in the first half.

4. Pulaski Academy (8-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 4

Pulaski Academy beat No. 16 LR Christian 60-28. The Bruins led 32-0.

5. Greenwood (8-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 5

Greenwood beat No. 9 Benton 42-28. Star receiver Caden Brown caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from LD Richmond.

6. Conway (5-2)

Last week’s ranking: 6

Conway beat Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 49-42. Jamarion Carr caught a 28-yard touchdown to put Conway ahead 42-34.

7. Lake Hamilton (7-0)

Last week’s ranking: 10

Lake Hamilton beat Van Buren 44-7. The Wolves jumped out to a 17-0 lead.

8. Cabot (5-2)

Last week’s ranking: No. 7

Cabot lost to No. 1 Bryant 42-17. Tyler Gee hit Braden Jay for an 80-yard touchdown in the defeat.

9. Benton (5-3)

Last week’s ranking: 8

Benton lost to No. 5 Greenwood 42-28. Quarterback Garrett Brown threw a terrific touchdown pass in the loss. Watch below.

10. Har-Ber (4-4)

Last week’s ranking: 9

Har-Bar beat Fort Smith Southside 28-19. The Wildcats have gone from 0-4 to 4-4.

11. Wynne (8-0)

Last week’s ranking: 11

Wynne beat Paragould 48-0. The Wildcats dominated from start to finish.

12. Bentonville West (5-3)

Last week’s ranking: No. 13

Bentonville West beat Rogers Heritage 48-14. Luke Miller’s rushing touchdown put the Wolverines ahead 48-0 in the first half.

13. Jonesboro (5-2)

Last week’s ranking: 14

The Hurricanes beat Searcy 48-14. Charlie Long’s rushing touchdown for Jonesboro made the score 48-14 in the third quarter.

14. Parkview (5-1)

Last week’s ranking: No. 16

Parkview beat Russellville 33-3. The Panthers have won two in a row since falling to No. 9 Benton 30-20 on Oct. 9.

15. Arkadelphia (5-0)

Last week’s ranking: 17

Arkadelphia beat Ashdown 47-20. Jaishon Davis had a huge night for the Badgers.

16. LR Christian (5-2)

Last week’s ranking: 12

LR Christian fell to No. 4 Pulaski Academy 60-28. The Warriors cut a 32-0 deficit to 38-21 but never got closer than three scores.

17. Fort Smith Northside (4-3)

Last week’s ranking: 15

Fort Smith Northside lost to No. 2 North Little Rock 45-7. The Grizzlies turned the ball over six times in the loss.

18. Harrison (5-1)

Last week’s ranking: 18

Harrison beat Morrilton 35-34 in double overtime. An extra point in the second overtime was the difference.

19. Shiloh Christian (5-1)

Last week’s ranking: 19

Shiloh Christian beat Elkins 49-28. The Saints trailed 21-0 and came back to win.

20. Arkansas (Texarkana) (4-0)

Last week’s ranking: 20

The Razorbacks took down Lakeside 21-14 on Oct. 9. Interceptions by Graydon Martin and Naijah Taylor set up Texarkana to come back from a 14-7 halftime deficit.

Dropped out: None

Moved in: None

Other teams we’re watching: Harding Academy, Watson-Chapel, Fordyce, Fayetteville, Stuttgart, McGehee, Searcy, Joe T. Robinson, Nashville, Rivercrest, Newport and Catholic (Little Rock)

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