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SBLive Arkansas Top 25 high school girls basketball rankings (Feb. 27)

This week's Top 25 Arkansas prep basketball rankings

The 2022-23 season has come down to survive and advance mode with state tournaments getting underway this week. There was slight movement in the Top 5 with various shifts along the way, as well as a new team from Class 4A that made its season debut checking in at No. 25. 

1. Conway (25-5) 

A trend of winning 6A-Central championships did not change this year as the Lady Wampus Cats take the top seed into the state tournament where they will host the winner of Fayetteville/Bryant.

2. North Little Rock (24-5)

It is better to go ahead and get a close loss out of the way on the verge of the postseason and the Lady Charging Wildcats will turn the page quickly to prepare for the winner of Har-Ber and Jonesboro.

3. Greenwood (27-2)

A month has passed since the Lady Bulldogs have been truly challenged and Nettleton is the first team standing in their way on the quest to winning back-to-back 5A championships.

4. Nashville (27-3)

The dominance from 4A-7 play continued into the postseason as the Scrapperettes won the South Regional by no less than 32 points in each of their three games.

5. Cabot (21-6)

One day short of exactly two years since the Lady Panthers beat North Little Rock and they did it to end the regular season by way of a one-point thriller. They did suffer a shocking loss to Jonesboro on Tuesday, but the win over NLR keeps them in the Top 5 as they look to take on Rogers Heritage to tip off the state tournament.

6. Farmington (33-1)

The undefeated streak against in-state competition lives on after the Lady Cardinals defeated Gentry - but not without strong push from the Lady Pioneers - for the fourth time this season to claim the 4A-North Regional.

7. West Memphis (26-3)

There is a lot of talk about how Greenwood is the overwhelming favorite in Class 5A, but look out for these Lady Blue Devils who could face the Lady Bulldogs in the semifinals, but they are worried about Mountain Home for now.

8. Central (17-11)

A 13-point win over Jonesboro in the regular season finale followed an early week loss to North Little Rock. After being one of the darlings in the state tournament last season, the Lady Tigers aim to go even deeper but must get through Rogers first.

9. Bentonville (24-6)

They may have had to sweat it out, but the Lady Tigers swept the season series with Fort Smith Northside to claim the top spot in the 6A state tournament where they will take on the winner of Cabot/Rogers Heritage.

10. Fort Smith Northside (23-5)

Bentonville put a damper on closing out the regular season on a five-game win streak, but the Lady Bears are built for postseason play and they await the winner of Central/Rogers.

11. Har-Ber (19-8)

It wasn’t another undefeated run through the 6A-West, but the Lady WIldcats have won 12 of their past 13 contests to clinch the No. 3 seed where they will face Jonesboro in the first round.

12. Benton (23-3)

The Lady Panthers are 14-0 in 2023 and face a sneaky 5A-Central four-seed in Sylvan Hills to tip off postseason play.

13. Vilonia (25-4)

Despite playing with a heavy dose of underclassmen, the Lady Eagles have thrived and are flying high as they take a nine-game win streak into the state tournament where they will face Hot Springs Lakeside.

14. Parkview (21-7)

The Lady Patriots have hit a slight slump since mid-February dropping two of four games and must get back to the form quickly with the season now in a win or go home situation as they have their sights set on El Dorado.

15. Rogers Heritage (19-10)

After dropping six of their past seven games, the Lady War Eagles finished the regular season with a win over Rogers, thanks in large part to Carlee Casteel’s school-record 47 points. Now the true grind work begins as they take on Cabot in the first round of state.

16. Little Rock Christian (21-8)

Everything is swell in Warriorville as head coach Ronald Rogers earned his 200th win with LRCA in the regular season finale and his girls have won nine of their past 10 games. Sheridan awaits in the first round of state.

17. Morrilton (28-4)

A 13-game win streak was snapped at the hands of Gentry in the Class 4A-North Regional, but the Lady Devil Dogs rebounded to take down Gravette claiming third place.

18. Bryant (15-11)

Adversity has hit the Lady Hornets during the back half of the year as they look to get their second wind for the postseason where they will go against Fayetteville.

19. Siloam Springs (19-9)

It would be a safe bet that the Lady Panthers are embracing the role of a sleeper team heading into the state tournament. They have only lost twice in 2023, both to No. 3 Greenwood, and have their sights set on Paragould.

20. Paragould (19-9)

A three-game skid was not the way the Lady Rams wanted to end the regular season and they go into the postseason looking for answers with a first round matchup against Siloam Springs looming.

21. Nettleton (21-6)

After dropping three-straight, the Lady Raiders finished the regular season on a three-game win streak but will face a brutal draw in the first round of postseason play against defending 5A champion Greenwood.

22. Fayetteville (16-13)

The tough schedule looks to be paying off for the Lady Purple Dogs who are playing some of their best ball at the right time after winning five of their past six games. Their first contest in the state tournament will be against Bryant.

23. Russellville (22-8)

A two-game losing streak did not faze the Lady Cyclones who rebounded in the regular season finale over Van Buren. They will square off against a much improved Marion squad in the first round of state.

24. Sylvan Hills (17-7)

A strong finish to the regular season winning three of their last four games, plus a tough schedule throughout the year, should make the Lady Bears a very tough four-seed as they take on 5A-South top seed Benton.

25. Clinton (25-6)

For the first time this season, the Lady Yellowjackets make their way into the Power 25 after clinching the Class 4A-East Regional and have won 16 games in a row. Five of their six losses on the year have come to higher classification and they are unbeaten against 4A competition.