Poll talk: Taylor County gets first ranking since ’02

November 14, 2014 Acworth - An official runs off the field after Allatoona High School's Russell Halimon (3) scored a touchdown against Carver-Atlanta in Acworth, Ga. (SPECIAL/BRANDEN CAMP)

Taylor County, a middle Georgia school better known for its 14 state championships in basketball, won its seventh football game of the season on Friday, the most since 2002.

Now, the Vikings are ranked the first time since ’02, checking in at No. 10 in the Class A public division following a 28-14 victory over Dooly County. Room was made when No. 7 Lincoln County was upset by Greene County.

Taylor County is one of only two new teams in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution rankings with just two weeks left in the regular season. The other is Stephens County (7-1) in AAAA. Stephens replaced No. 9 Ridgeland, which lost to Pickens 35-34.

Nine other ranked teams lost last week, but all to other ranked opponents. Those losers remained in the rankings.

Ranked teams that defeated ranked teams were Brookwood (over Parkview), Valdosta (over Lee County), Northside-Warner Robins (over Coffee), Dalton (over Harrison), Carrollton (over Kell), Blessed Trinity (over Marist), Westminster (over Lovett), Fitzgerald (over Brooks County) and Landmark Christian (over Wesleyan).

Class AAAAAAA
1. (1) Roswell (8-0)
2. (2) Mill Creek (9-0)
3. (3) Grayson (7-1)
4. (4) McEachern (7-1)
5. (5) Norcross (8-0)
6. (6) Lowndes (8-1)
7. (7) Colquitt County (5-4)
8. (9) North Cobb (6-2)
9. (10) Brookwood (6-2)
10. (8) Parkview (5-3)

Class AAAAAA
1. (1) Valdosta (7-1)
2. (2) Northside-Warner Robins (8-1)
3. (5) Dalton (8-0)
4. (7) Mays (7-1)
5. (8) Alexander (8-0)
6. (6) Tucker (7-1)
7. (3) Harrison (7-1)
8. (4) Lee County (6-2)
9. (9) Glynn Academy (7-1)
10. (10) Coffee (5-3)

Class AAAAA
1. (1) Buford (7-1)
2. (2) Stockbridge (8-0)
3. (5) Carrollton (7-1)
4. (4) Rome (6-2)
5. (3) Kell (6-2)
6. (6) Ware County (4-3)
7. (7) Grady (7-1)
8. (8) Arabia Mountain (7-1)
9. (9) Woodland-Stockbridge (6-2)
10. (10) Loganville (7-1)

Class AAAA
1. (1) Cartersville (9-0)
2. (2) Thomson (8-0)
3. (3) Woodward Academy (8-1)
4. (4) Jefferson (7-1)
5. (5) Cairo (7-1)
6. (6) Blessed Trinity (7-2)
7. (7) Mary Persons (6-2)
8. (8) Burke County (7-1)
9. (NR) Stephens County (7-1)
10. (10) Marist (5-3)
Out: No. 9 Ridgeland (6-1)

Class AAA
1. (1) Greater Atlanta Christian (8-1)
2. (2) Peach County (7-1)
3. (3) Westminster (6-2)
4. (4) Calhoun (6-2)
5. (6) Crisp County (8-0)
6. (7) Cedar Grove (5-2)
7. (8) Liberty County (7-1)
8. (5) Lovett (5-3)
9. (9) Pace Academy (5-3)
10. (10) Pierce County (6-2)

Class AA
1. (1) Benedictine (8-0)
2. (2) Fitzgerald (7-1)
3. (3) Jefferson County (8-0)
4. (4) Callaway (8-0)
5. (5) Rabun County (7-0)
6. (6) Brooks County (6-2)
7. (7) Vidalia (6-2)
8. (8) Screven County (7-1)
9. (9) Pepperell (6-1)
10. (10) Heard County (6-2)

Class A (private)
1. (1) Eagle’s Landing Christian (8-0)
2. (3) Landmark Christian (8-0)
3. (4) Prince Avenue Christian (8-0)
4. (2) Wesleyan (6-2)
5. (5) Calvary Day (6-0)
6. (6) Fellowship Christian (8-0)
7. (7) Athens Academy (8-0)
8. (8) Tattnall Square (8-0)
9. (9) Mount Paran Christian (7-1)
10. (10) Darlington (7-2)

Class A (public)
1. (1) Clinch County (7-1)
2. (2) Macon County (6-2)
3. (3) Emanuel County Institute (8-0)
4. (4) Manchester (8-0)
5. (5) Mount Zion (8-0)
6. (6) Twiggs County (6-2)
7. (8) McIntosh County Academy (5-1)
8. (9) Bowdon (5-3)
9. (10) Commerce (6-2)
10. (NR) Taylor County (7-1)
Out: No. 7 Lincoln County (5-2-1)


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