Hooten's Ark. Football on newsstands
Little Rock — The Arkansas Razorbacks are picked third in the SEC Western Division and ranked 19th nationally in the 18th annual Hooten's Arkansas Football magazine.
The book retails for $16.99 and is available now at Kroger, Walgreens, Hays Food, Brookshire's, Hastings, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, Harp's Food Stores, Price Cutters, Big Red Stores, Buy Rite, Flash Market, Doublebees, PDQ, Jam Mart and local outlets in every football playing town.
The 432-page book offers the most comprehensive preseason football coverage in Arkansas. It features dual covers. Arkansas Razorback quarterback Ryan Mallett, along with former Razorback QBs Bill Montgomery, Ron Calcagni, Quinn Grovey and Clint Stoerner are featured on one cover, while Arkansas State running back Derek Lawson, receiver Taylor Stockemer and coach Steve Roberts are on the other cover.
In addition to providing the state's most extensive and comprehensive coverage of every high school team in the state, the book also offers an in-depth 50-page preview on the Arkansas Razorbacks and coverage on each Southeastern Conference school. Arkansas State and every state college are previewed as well as all 120 Division I college teams in America.
The book also features coaches' polls for each high school conference, a national college poll, complete college and high school fall schedules and high school super teams.
Alabama is tabbed to win the SEC West, followed by Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Florida is picked to win the SEC Eastern Division, followed by Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky and Vanderbilt.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are Hooten's preseason No. 1 team, followed by Boise Sate, Alabama, Florida, and Texas is No. 5.
Hooten's high school favorites to win it all in 2010 are Bentonville in Class 7A, El Dorado in Class 6A, Watson Chapel in Class 5A, Shiloh Christian in Class 4A, Fountain Lake in Class 3A and Bearden in Class 2A.