SBLive Top 20 Power Rankings: Bryant No. 1 from start to finish

Here are SBLive’s Top 20 Arkansas high school football rankings for the week of Nov. 9. These are the final rankings of the regular season. We’ll release one final Top 20 at the conclusion of the playoffs.

The rankings are compiled by SBLive reporters Connor Morrissette, Bodie DeSilva and Lance Smith.

Photo by Jimmy Jones


Nov. 9, 2020

1. Bryant (9-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 1

Bryant beat No. 6 Conway 70-33. The Hornets will carry a 26-game win streak into the playoffs.

2. Bentonville (10-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 2

Bentonville beat No. 12 Bentonville West 44-7. The Tigers dominated their rival.

3. North Little Rock (8-1)

Last week’s ranking: No. 3

North Little Rock beat No. 8 Cabot 48-31. Fredrick O’Donald scored on a ridiculous 35-yard touchdown run in the win. Watch below.

4. Pulaski Academy (9-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 4

Pulaski Academy beat Beebe 58-21 two weeks ago. The Bruins led 32-14 at halftime.

5. Greenwood (10-0)

Last week’s ranking: No. 5

Greenwood beat No. 7 Lake Hamilton 38-28. A late comeback by the Bulldogs clinched a 6A West Conference title.

6. Conway (6-3)

Last week’s ranking: 6

Conway lost to No. 1 Bryant 70-33. The Wampus Cats had a tough time with Arkansas’ No. 1 team — just like the rest of the state. No Arkansas opponent has played Bryant close in 2020.

7. Lake Hamilton (8-1)

Last week’s ranking: 7

Lake Hamilton lost to No. 5 Greenwood 38-28. Could we see a postseason rematch?

8. Cabot (6-3)

Last week’s ranking: No. 8

Cabot lost to No. 3 North Little Rock 48-31. The Panthers had a few bright spots against NLR but ultimately came up short.

9. Wynne (9-0)

Last week’s ranking: 9

Wynne beat Forrest City 49-15 two weeks ago. The Yellowjackets led 35-0 in the first quarter.

10. Benton (6-4)

Last week’s ranking: 10

Benton beat Van Buren 60-53. The Panthers won thanks to a 47-yard touchdown screen pass on fourth down from Garrett Brown to Casey Johnson with 31 seconds left.

11. Parkview (7-1)

Last week’s ranking: No. 14

Parkview beat Mountain Home 45-21. Patriots running back James Jointer rushed for a five-yard touchdown.

12. Bentonville West (6-4)

Last week’s ranking: No. 12

Bentonville West lost to No. 2 Bentonville 44-7. The Wolverines couldn’t keep up with their rival after leading briefly early.

13. Rogers (6-3)

Last week’s ranking: 13

Rogers beat Rogers Heritage 49-28. The Mountaineers won the rivalry matchup for the sixth year in a row.

14. LR Christian (6-2)

Last week’s ranking: 17

LR Christian beat Watson Chapel 63-28. Star receiver Corey Platt hauled in two touchdowns for the Warriors.

15. Harrison (8-1)

Last week’s ranking: 16

Harrison beat Pea Ridge 49-28. The win secured a 5A West Conference championship for the Goblins.

16. Shiloh Christian (7-1)

Last week’s ranking: 18

Shiloh Christian beat Huntsville 47-6. The Saints won the 4A-1 title for the third consecutive year and 17th time in program history.

17. Fort Smith Northside (5-4)

Last week’s ranking: 19

Fort Smith Northside beat LR Southwest 45-0. The Grizzlies had two interception-return touchdowns.

18. Robinson (7-3)

Last week’s ranking: NR

Robinson beat Harmony Grove 42-7. Buddy Gaston completed 8 of 12 passes for 231 yards and three scores.

19. Fayetteville (4-5)

Last week’s ranking: NR

Fayetteville beat Har-Ber 33-27. Junior running back Kaiden Turner rushed for two touchdowns.

20. Har-Ber (4-6)

Last week’s ranking: 11

Har-Bar lost to Fayetteville 33-27. A late Fayetteville sack put the game out of reach.

Dropped out: Arkansas (Texarkana) and Arkadelphia

Moved in: Robinson and Fayetteville


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