Class 7A Final Rankings. Notes & Picks

Class 7A Final Rankings. Notes & Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 7A, FINAL, 2017
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1. North Little Rock (13-0)
2. Bentonville (10-3)
3. Bryant (10-2)
4. Conway (9-4)
5. Bentonville West (9-2)
6. Fayetteville (7-5)
7. Cabot (6-6)
8. Springdale Har-Ber (7-4)
9. Springdale (6-5)
10. Little Rock Catholic (4-6)
11. Fort Smith Northside (4-7)
12. Rogers (5-6)
13. Fort Smith Southside (3-8)
14. Little Rock Central (2-8)
15. Rogers Heritage (1-9)
16. Van Buren (0-10)

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
North Little Rock rallied from a 14-0 deficit in the first quarter to top Bentonville 44-37 and captured the school's first state title since 1972. North Little Rock sophomore running back Brandon ThomasĀ  rushed for 199 yards and two TDs. NLR senior safety Jaylen Grisley recorded a team-high 11 tackles, followed by junior cornerback Sedrick Cain with 10 stops.

ABOUT THE RANKINGS
Har-Ber opened the season on top followed by Bryant, Fayetteville and North Little Rock. Second-year program Bentonville West opened and finished the year at No. 5.

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted the Class 7A state title game. For the season, hootens.com is 84-23 (79 percent) in Class 7A.

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