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SBLive Super 7 softball rankings: Most top teams still in place, plenty of other movement in different classes

This week's Super 7 softball rankings

Beginning this week, many teams will have some key additions after the basketball season ended this past weekend in Hot Springs. With the exception of one class, all of the top teams from last week are still the same with plenty of other movements across the board as we start digging into conference play for some of them. 

Here are the SBLive Arkansas Super 7 softball rankings for March 14-21.

6A

1. Bentonville (2-0)

2. Cabot (3-0)

3. Bentonville West (3-0)

4. Rogers (3-0)

5. North Little Rock (3-0)

6. Bryant (1-0)

7. Conway (1-2)

Analysis:

-Bentonville got the season rolling last Saturday in Shreveport with big victories over Calvary Baptist (La.) and Hallsville (Texas). The Lady Tigers open conference play this week against Har-Ber and Fort Smith Southside.

-Cabot has done just about everything asked of it so far beginning undefeated while only allowing two runs in three games.

-West has the offense rolling scoring 31 runs in its three wins so far.

-Rogers is undefeated and faces a conference slate this week in a single game with Fort Smith Southside and a series with Fayetteville to close the week.

-North Little Rock has started off hot, most recently clinching a victory over top-ranked 3A Baptist Prep.

-Bryant has a dominating 15-1 victory to its credit and will open the week with a double-header against Northside.

-Conway began the season with a victory but has since dropped its past two games with series against Little Rock Southwest and North Little Rock coming up this week.

5A

1. Benton (3-0)

2. Greenwood

3. Greene County Tech (4-0)

4. Marion (2-1)

5. Mountain Home (2-1)

6. Searcy (3-2)

7. White Hall (2-2)

Analysis:

-Benton has been good as great as advertised so far through three games defeating quality competition and gets this week rolling at Pleasant Grove (Texas).

-Greenwood gets the season rolling this week with a series at Russellville.

-Greene County Tech moves up following a 4-0 start with a series against Nettleton on the schedule this week.

-Marion fell to a solid Hernando (Miss.) team in the opening game but rebounded against 2A No. 3 Tuckerman and Wynne. They travel to Searcy for a series this week.

-Mountain Home dropped a game against Harrison following a 2-0 start but will have plenty of chances to get back on track this week.

-Searcy is coming off a shutout loss to Valley View and faces a tough series against 5A No. 4 Marion Tuesday.

-White Hall got shut out by juggernaut Benton last week but bounced back strong with a 9-2 victory over Vilonia.

4A

1. Morrilton (5-1)

2. Farmington (3-1)

3. Nashville (4-1)

4. Stuttgart (2-1)

5. Prairie Grove (5-2)

6. Gravette (6-3)

7. Valley View (3-1)

Analysis:

-Morrilton fell to Greene County Tech, but other than that has lived up to expectations so far in the early season.

-Farmington had a tough time against 6A No. 4 Rogers enduring its first loss of the year. Dardanelle, Huntsville, and a series with Bentonville West await this week.

-Outside of an 11-2 loss to Benton, the Scrapperettes have looked good so far and begin this week playing at Magnolia.

-Stuttgart was one of many affected by the cancellation of the Central Arkansas Shootout missing out on almost a handful of games. The Lady Ricebirds face conference foes Lonoke and Beebe Thursday before playing in the Brookland Tournament.

-Prairie Grove moves up a spot after defeating Northside, conference foe Pea Ridge, and Russellville.

- Gravette makes its season debut in the Super 7 despite coming off back-to-back losses due to the body of work winning six of its first seven.

-Valley View moves into the final spot of the Super 7. Following a conference series with Highland to begin the week, it will compete in the Bearcat Blast this weekend.

3A

1. Arkansas Baptist (2-2)

2. Hoxie (1-0)

3. Booneville (1-0)

4. Ashdown (4-0)

5. Smackover (2-1)

6. Lincoln (6-1)

7. Hackett (7-2)

Analysis:

-Baptist Prep holds onto the top spot in Class 3A coming off losses to 6A’s No. 2 and 5, respectively.

-Hoxie took care of business in the season opener defeating Manila 14-5.

- Booneville’s first game with Ashdown was cancelled so the Lady Bearcats finally opened the season with a very strong offensive showing defeating Ozark 13-3.

-Ashdown has already been hit with a cancellation as well as a postponement but has taken care of business going undefeated so far.

-Smackover has dropped two games by as many total runs and seem to be on the verge of getting things to fully click in the early season after replacing a few key pieces.

-Lincoln dropped two in a row after coming off three straight wins but currently still has enough on its resume to hold onto a spot in the Super 7.

-Hackett has dropped two to No. 6 Lincoln but other than that has looked good with wins including Class 6A Northside.

2A

1. McCrory (6-0)

2. Woodlawn (4-0)

3. Tuckerman (1-2)

4. Salem

5. Quitman (0-1)

6. Junction City (3-2)

7. East Poinsett County (4-0)

Analysis:

-McCrory has flat out dominated averaging just over 12 runs per game and has only allowed two.

-Woodlawn is looking terrifying so far dominating opponents by double-digit runs and only allowing one.

-Tuckerman took two tough losses to Sheridan and 5A No. 4 Marion but bounced back late in the week with a dominating 15-0 victory over Midland.

-Salem opens its season Monday against Viola.

-Quitman dropped the season opener by a run to Clinton and will try to bounce back against Flippin and Mayflower this week.

-Junction City was scheduled to play in the El Dorado Classic over the weekend, but it was cancelled. Conference play begins at Spring Hill Monday.

-At this point in the season it is not clear how good the competition is, but nonetheless East Poinsett County has dominated everyone it has played winning all four games by a combined score of 62-0.

1A

1. Taylor (3-0)

2. Wonderview (1-1)

3. Mt. Vernon-Enola (1-0)

4. Bradley (1-0)

5. Greers Ferry Westside (1-0)

6. Calico Rock (3-0)

7. Guy-Perkins (2-0)

Analysis:

-Taylor is off to a 3-0 start following a cancellation against Camden Fairview last Thursday.

-Wonderview split its opening week games but was not able to play in the Carlisle Tournament due to cancellation. White County Central comes to town to start the week on Monday.

-Mt. Vernon-Enola has fallen victim to cancellations as many schools have but did win the season opener against Southside Batesville.

-Bradley has played some junior varsity games thus far, with the varsity scheduled to play in the D-MAC Tournament Thursday-Saturday.

-Greers Ferry Westside clinched a 10-0 victory in the season opener Mountain View.

-Calico Rock had people talking prior to the season and the Pirates are living up to the hype so far scoring 26 runs in the first three games.

-Guy-Perkins climbs into the Super 7 following early season wins over Nemo Vista and Sacred Heart.