Final Hootens rankings for 7A, 6A, 5A

HOOTENS.COM RANKINGS

Class 7A final 2016 rankings

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1. Fayetteville (12-1)

2. North Little Rock (12-1)

3. Bentonville (10-3)

4. Bryant (9-4)

5. Springdale Har-Ber (8-3)

6. Fort Smith Northside (7-3)

7. Cabot (7-5)

8. Conway (4-8)

9. Bentonville West (3-8)

10. Rogers (6-5)

11. Springdale (4-7)

12. Little Rock Catholic (3-8)

13. Fort Smith Southside (3-7)

14. Little Rock Central (3-7)

15. Van Buren (2-8)

16. Rogers Heritage (1-9)

Fayetteville, Hootens.com’s preseason number one pick, returns to the top spot of the final rankings after repeating as state champions. North LR settles at second after making its first state final and a 12-0 regular season. Bentonville grabs the third slot after sharing the 7A West title with Fayetteville and Springdale Har-Ber. Bryant is fourth after making the first state semifinal in school history.

Class 6A Final 2016 rankings

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1. Russellville (12-1)

2. Greenwood (12-1)

3. Pine Bluff (8-3)

4. Benton (8-5)

5. Jonesboro (9-2)

6. El Dorado (6-6)

7. West Memphis (7-5)

8. Searcy (6-6)

9. Lake Hamilton (6-5)

10. Marion (5-6)

11. Mountain Home (4-7)

12. Texarkana (3-8)

13. Siloam Springs (1-9)

14. Sheridan (1-9)

15. Jacksonville (2-8)

16. LR Hall (2-8)

CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

Russellville finishes atop the final rankings after winning the first state title. Cyclone QB Cale Fulsom earned the title game MVP, scrambling and passing for 324 yards offense. Hootens.com preseason favorite Greenwood finishes No. 2 after winning its ninth league championship in 11 seasons. No. 3 Pine Bluff missed the finals for the first time since 2011. Benton finishes No. 4 after appearing in its third straight state semifinal. Jonesboro rounds out the Top 5 after a 9-1 regular season.

 

Class 5A, Week 15, 2016

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1. Pulaski Academy (13-1)

2. Wynne (13-1)

3. Batesville (9-4)

4. Watson Chapel (8-5)

5. Alma (8-4)

6. LR McClellan (8-4)

7. Forrest City (8-4)

8. LR Christian (5-7)

9. Morrilton (5-6)

10. Sylvan Hills (9-2)

11. White Hall (9-2)

12. Greenbrier (8-3)

13. HS Lakeside (6-5)

14. Harrison (8-3)

15. Blytheville (6-5)

16. Magnolia (5-6)

17. Valley View (5-5)

18. Hot Springs (4-6)

19. Vilonia (5-5)

20. Nettleton (5-5)

21. Beebe (4-6)

22. Farmington (3-7)

23. Camden Fairview (3-7)

24. Paragould (4-6)

25. De Queen (3-7)

26. Maumelle (2-8)

27. Mills (3-7)

28. LR Parkview (1-8)

29. Hope (0-10)

30. Clarksville (1-9)

31. Greene Co. Tech (0-10)

32. LR Fair (1-9)

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RECAP

Pulaski Academy won its third straight state title with a mercy-rule victory over previously unbeaten Wynne. The Bruin offense never slowed in a constant rain, rolling up 692 yards. Junior quarterback Hayden Lassiter earned title game MVP honors, passing for 405 yards and a tying a state-title game record with six touchdowns. Senior Ray Jackson tied the championship game record with four TD catches. Wynne junior fullback Ta’Von Hicks ran 42 times for 228 yards and scored both Wynne TDs. Senior safety Devontai Pounds, a finalist for the Farm Bureau Awards Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year, intercepted two passes. Wynne coach Chris Hill, Pulaski Academy running back Jaren Watkins, safety Hayden Henry (14 tackles in the title game) and coach Kevin Kelley also are finalists at next week’s Farm Bureau Awards.

 

Class 4A, Week 15, 2016

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1. Warren (14-0)

2. Pea Ridge (13-1)

3. Prairie Grove (12-1)

4. Shiloh Christian (11-3)

5. Joe T. Robinson (11-2)

6. Hamburg (9-4)

7. Gosnell (11-2)

8. Dardanelle (10-3)

9. Nashville (11-1)

10. Ozark (7-5)

11. Heber Springs (6-5)

12. Stuttgart (8-4)

13. Dumas (8-4)

14. CAC (8-4)

15. Southside Batesville (8-4)

16. Gravette (7-5)

17. Ashdown (7-4)

18. Pocahontas (8-3)

19. Booneville (6-5)

20. Mena (6-5)

21. Arkadelphia (5-6)

22. Trumann (7-4)

23. Monticello (4-7)

24. Dover (7-4)

25. Pottsville (5-6)

26. Crossett (4-7)

27. Malvern (5-5)

28. West Helena (5-6)

29. Highland (5-6)

30. Jonesboro Westside (5-6)

31. Huntsville (4-7)

32. Waldron (5-5)

33. Fountain Lake (2-8)

34. Riverview (4-6)

35. Cave City (4-6)

36. Star City (3-7)

37. Lincoln (3-7)

38. Brookland (3-7)

39. Dollarway (1-8)

40. Lonoke (2-8)

41. Berryville (3-7)

42. Gentry (2-8)

43. Bauxite (0-10)

44. DeWitt (0-10)

45. Baptist Prep (0-10)

46. West Fork (1-9)

47. Subiaco Academy (0-10)

48. Harrisburg (0-10)

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Pea Ridge advances to its first state title game. The Blackhawks went to the semifinals last season, but former coach Tony Travis took over at Class 7A Rogers Heritage in the spring. Former Tulsa (Okla.) Union defensive coordinator Stephen Neal took over in April, but didn’t change schemes or terminology.

Warren makes it to the title game for the fifth time since 2002. The Lumberjacks beat Mena 48-14 in the 2014 championship game, but senior cornerback D’Shawn Jackson was the only sophomore to start.

WEEK 15 PREDICTIONS

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Pea Ridge vs. WARREN (10)

 

Class 3A, Week 15, 2016

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1. Charleston (13-0)

2. Prescott (14-0)

3. Glen Rose (12-2)

4. Fordyce (10-2)

5. Centerpoint (9-4)

6. Rivercrest (9-4)

7. Newport (12-2)

8. Bald Knob (10-1)

9. Junction City (8-4)

10. Atkins (9-3)

11. H. Grove Haskell (7-5)

12. Piggott (9-3)

13. Elkins (9-3)

14. Clinton (8-3)

15. Paris (7-5)

16. Smackover (7-4)

17. Mountain View (8-3)

18. Harding Academy (7-4)

19. Walnut Ridge (8-4)

20. Jessieville (6-5)

21. Fouke (6-4)

22. Lake Village (4-7)

23. Melbourne (5-6)

24. McGehee (5-5)

25. Manila (5-6)

26. Cedar Ridge (6-5)

27. Greenland (5-6)

28. Lamar (5-6)

29. Mayflower (6-4)

30. Barton (5-6)

31. Horatio (3-7)

32. Genoa Central (4-6)

33. Perryville (4-7)

34. Gurdon (3-7)

35. Mansfield (2-8)

36. Hoxie (2-8)

37. Osceola (2-8)

38. Cedarville (2-8)

39. Marianna (2-7)

40. Green Forest (2-8)

41. Yellville-Summit (1-8)

42. Episcopal Collegiate (1-9)

43. Marshall (1-9)

44. Corning (0-10)

45. Bismarck (0-10)

46. Two Rivers (0-10)

47. Drew Central (0-10)

48. Rose Bud (0-10)

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK

No. 1 Charleston vs No. 2 Prescott

Charleston has won five state titles in the past 11 years, while Prescott has won four state titles in school history, its last in 1995. Prescott lost in the state finals in 1970, 1976, 1983, 2006 and 2009. Charleston pulled away from Glen Rose last week for a 44-13 semifinal win, while Prescott took down Newport 41-8.

WEEK 15 STATE TITLE PREDICTION (favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)

Prescott vs. CHARLESTON (8)

 

Class 2A, Week 15, 2016

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1. Hampton (13-0)

2. Mount Ida (12-1)

3. England (13-1)

4. Danville (11-1)

5. Des Arc (10-2)

6. C. Harmony Grove (8-5)

7. Hector (10-2)

8. Conway Christian (10-3)

9. Earle (8-4)

10. Hackett (10-2)

11. Bearden (5-5)

12. Rison (6-4)

13. Murfreesboro (8-4)

14. Foreman (8-4)

15. Dierks (6-5)

16. E. Poinsett County (6-4)

17. Cross County (10-3)

18. McCrory (6-4)

19. Quitman (7-4)

20. Lavaca (6-5)

21. Carlisle (7-5)

22. Mountainburg (7-4)

23. Marked Tree (6-5)

24. Salem (6-5)

25. Parkers Chapel (4-6)

26. Woodlawn (4-5)

27. Hazen (4-7)

28. Lafayette County (2-9)

29. Mineral Springs (3-7)

30. Clarendon (3-7)

31. Strong (2-8)

32. Magnet Cove (3-8)

33. Palestine-Wheatley (6-5)

34. Bigelow (3-7)

35. Augusta (2-7)

36. Brinkley (3-6)

37. Cutter M. Star (3-7)

38. J.C. Westside (4-7)

39. Spring Hill (2-8)

40. Magazine (4-6)

41. Poyen (1-9)

42. Decatur (1-8)

43. Western Yell County (1-9)

44. Marvell (0-9)

45. Rector (1-7)

46. Midland (0-10)

47. Mountain Pine (0-9)

GAME OF THE WEEK

No. 1 Hampton vs No. 2 Mount Ida

Hampton reaches the state title game for the first time in school history. Starting six sophomores on defense, Hampton blitzed preseason No. 1 England into submission last week 54-32.

Mount Ida, which won the 2007 state title, counters with a Veer attack, spearheaded by senior RT Logan Abernathy (6-3, 260) and TE Anthony Spurling (6-3, 230). Mount Ida rolled up 406 rushing yards last week in a 13-point win over Camden Harmony Grove.

WEEK 15 STATE TITLE PREDICTION

(favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)

HAMPTON (12) vs Mount Ida

 

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