The Booneville Bearcats are voted by 4-3A conference coaches to finish first in the league in the 22nd annual Hooten’s Arkansas Football Magazine and the Hooten’s staff also picked the Bearcats to win the 2014 state title.
The Magazine Rattlers are voted to finish fifth in the 4-2A.
In addition to Booneville, Hooten’s high school favorites to win it all in 2014 are Bentonville in Class 7A, Greenwood in Class 6A, Wynne in Class 5A, Warren in Class 4A and Junction City in Class 2A.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are picked seventh in the SEC Western Division and ranked 59th nationally.
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The 448-page book, which takes more than five months to compile, offers the most comprehensive preseason football coverage in Arkansas. Arkansas Razorback running backs Alex Collins, Korliss Marshall and Jonathan Williams grace the cover.
In addition to providing extensive coverage of every high school team in the state, the book offers an in-depth preview on the Razorbacks and coverage on each Southeastern Conference school. Arkansas State and every state college are previewed as well as all 128 Division I college teams in America.
The graphically enhanced book features coaches’ polls for each high school conference, statewide rankings for every team, super teams for each classification, a national college poll and complete college and high school schedules.
Auburn is tabbed to win the SEC West, followed by Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Arkansas. South Carolina is picked to win the SEC Eastern Division, followed by Georgia, Missouri, Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
Arkansas State is ranked second in the Sun Belt and 64th nationally.
The Florida State Seminoles are Hooten’s preseason No. 1 team, followed by Auburn, Oregon, Alabama and Stanford.
The book is published annually by Hooten Publishing, Inc., of Benton.