In 2015, yours truly began covering Student Sections in Orange County, California. We expanded to Southern California in 2017 and last year, we added four more states. This past winter, we expanded to 19 states. 

Now, we are going to 40 states. This is still a one-man operation for the most part.

I know that Student Sections have a lot of work to do to get the students to the games to cheer on their classmates and go along with the theme and make sure they don’t cause trouble. These student sections deserve recognition.

We will kick off the Student Section season with Preseason Football Student Section Rankings. REMEMBER, this is a PREVIEW. It is merely a prediction. The real rankings come out in November or December. 

If you feel your student section isn’t ranked high enough or not ranked at all, let us know and we’ll keep a close eye on them.

Every week, we will also have Student Section of the Week for each state. Once you win Student Section of the Week, you can’t win it again, but you still have to battle for the top spot in your state and perhaps the Nation as we will also name a Football Student Section National Champion. 

So far we have previewed the Top 40 Preseason Football Student Section Rankings in 14 states as well as a Watch List for 11 states. We now head to Arkansas!

Arkansas football Student Sections seem to be very evenly matched. A lot of solid Student Sections that can get at it in the stands. I can’t wait to see what unfold this season.

In each state, we will name one student section to look out for. A student section that doesn’t get talked about a lot by us or others and for Arkansas, it’s the Bentonville West of Centerton. This Student Section has a great football team to root for and look ready to rock. This Student Section could be the one that can take the top spot by seasons end.

Will Bentonville West be on top by seasons end? Let’s find out.


1. Bryant Swarm

The Swarm had a lot to cheer about as the Hornets took home a state title. The Swarm can do the same, but something tells me other Student Sections in Arkansas can easily swap for the top spot when the final Student Section rankings come out in November. The Swarm should be ready to stay the course with their football team.

2. North Little Rock

3. Jonesboro Dawgpound 

4. Bentonville West of Centerton

5. Cabot Panther Pit

6. Sylvan Hills Grizzone of Sherwood

7. Conway Cat Crew

8. Bentonville

9. Van Buren Dawgpound 

10. Greenwood 

11. Har-Ber Blue Crew of Springdale

12. Parkview Red Zone of Little Rock

13. El Dorado

14. Fayetteville Dawg Crew

15. Benton

16. Arkadelphia 

17. Vilonia Jort Squad

18. Searcy Jungle

19. Magnolia 

20. Northside

21. Maumelle Swarm

22. Farmington

23. Southside of Batesville 

24. Robinson of Little Rock

25. Greenbrier 

26. Marion

27. Prescott

28. Camden Fairview 

29. Lake Hamilton of Pearcy

30. Blytheville

31. White Hall

32. Mountain Home

33. Russellville 

34. Central of Little Rock

35. Rogers

36. Booneville 

37. Stuttgart 

38. Ashdown

39. Wynne 

40. Pulaski Academy of Little Rock