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SBLive Arkansas Top 25 boys soccer rankings (March 20)

This week's Arkansas prep boys soccer rankings

By George Mitchell 

Schools are on spring break this week, and a lot has stayed the same for the Top 5 teams, with Fayetteville still at No. 1, followed by Conway.

5A-South schools Lake Hamilton and El Dorado debut on the Top 25 along with 4A North’s Brookland. 

1. Fayetteville (5-0)

The Bulldogs had their conference opener on March 16 against Rogers canceled due to inclement weather. They begin 6A-West play on March 28. There isn’t a round-robin format this season for the conference.

2. Conway (5-2) 

The Wampus Cats won both 6A-Central games last week with a combined 11-1 score.

3. Springdale (4-0-1)

The Bulldogs blew out No. 15 Clarksville 10-1.

4. Northside (5-1)

The Grizzlies haven’t played since March 10 but have two nonconference games lined up after Spring Break before it begins 6A West play on April 3.

5. Russellville (7-2-1)

The Cyclones remain alone at the top of the 5A-West two games into the season. After Spring Break, the squad will be tested when it resumes league play at No. 16 Mountain Home.

6. Bentonville (7-2)

The Tigers knocked off No. 20 Siloam Springs and No. 7 Rogers and finished the first half of the season with three wins last week.

7. Rogers (2-1-1)

The Mounties dropped a 6-2 decision to Bentonville for its first loss of the season.

8. De Queen (4-2)

The Leopards had their March 16 game against Southside canceled. The squad resumes play in a non-conference game against Nashville after Spring Break.

9. Rogers Heritage (4-0)

The War Eagles were idle last week. Heritage had three matches last week, but the weather said otherwise. The War Eagles did route Prairie Grove 8-0. The make-up game against Gentry is scheduled for March 27.

10. Bentonville West (3-2-1)

The Wolverines bounced back from two straight losses to win three straight games last week. The team hosts Bixby in a non-conference game on March 27 before starting 6A-West play the following day.

11. Springdale Har-Ber (1-1)

The Wildcats dropped a 2-1 decision to Bentonville West in a non-conference contest. The team plays again on April 4 against No. 3 Springdale.

12. LR Catholic (3-2-2)

The Rockets tied both 6A-Central games last week. They host Jonesboro on March 27.

13. LR Christian Academy (5-2)

The Warriors remain unbeaten in the 5A-Central after topping Vilonia 7-1.

14. Van Buren (4-3-2)

After topping Greenwood and tying Mountain Home last week, the Pointers are hunting for the 5A-West title.

15. Clarksville (4-1-1)

Springdale rolled past the Panthers 10-1 last week. Clarksville has a pair of non-conference games lined up before starting 4A West play.

16. Mountain Home (8-0)

The Bombers may surprise some teams this season as they’re off to their best start. They picked up their first 5A West win against Siloam Springs.

17. Hot Springs (4-2-1)

The Trojans fall a game behind El Dorado in the 5A-South. Hot Springs faces Texarkana in a pair of games after Spring Break.

18. Benton (2-2-1)

The Panthers dropped a one-point loss to Hot Springs and tied the second game. The Tigers take on 5A-South conference co-leaders Lake Hamilton after Spring Break.

19. Harding Academy (3-0-1)

The Wildcats tied Joe T. Robinson in its 4A North opener and defeated LISA Academy West.

20. Siloam Springs (1-7)

The Panthers split their week and picked up their first 5A West win by holding off Alma 1-0.

21. Lake Hamilton (6-3-1)

The Wolves had their first 5A South conference loss of the season in a 3-0 decision to Lakeside.

22. Bryant (3-2-3)

The Hornets opened 6A-Central Conference play with a win at Jonesboro but tied No. 12 Catholic later in the week.

23. Cabot (4-2-2)

The Panthers tied their first 6A Central contests with No. 12 Catholic and Little Rock Southwest. Cabot faces No. 2 Conway after Spring Break.

24. El Dorado (4-1-3)

The Wildcats have a pair of ties to co-lead the 5A South and won’t face No. 21 Lake Hamilton until the end of the season.

25. Brookland (6-1)

The Bearcats tied LISA Academy West last week in the 4A North contest. Brookland faces conference leader Heber Springs when play resumes after Spring Break.

On the outside: Dardanelle, Fort Smith Southside