Pre-State Team Power Rankings

And the countdown continues.

In just 7 days, the best teams across Arkansas will converge in Hot Springs for the Arkansas High School cross country state championships.

Last week, Haley Loewe and Joseph Bariola occupied the #1 spot in the second batch of individual power rankings, but this week, our attention turns to the team battle.

In September, Bentonville sat atop the boys rankings and has been near flawless since. Their A-squad has won in all of their races but one, finishing second at the Chile Pepper Festival. Rogers occupied the top spot in the girls rankings, but the competition remains just as close as it was last month - if not closer.

As the teams prepare for the biggest day of the year, it's time to see where they stack up against the rest of the state.

Let's jump right into it.

Note: These rankings are subjective and written/created by Milesplit Arkansas contributor Gavin Frick. These are to be taken as opinions, not fact, as these are not a representation of the entire Milesplit Arkansas staff.