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Composite state rankings through Week 4

  • 7:00 am Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

Here’s a look at Georgia’s teams ranked on a consensus of six polls (AJC – Atlanta Journal-Constitution/GHSF Daily; GS – Georgia Sports Writers Association; GPB – Georgia Public Broadcasting; SA – Score Atlanta; Max – Maxwell Ratings; and MP – MaxPreps):

Class AAAAAA
AJC
GSWA
GPB
SA
MAX
MP
TOT

1. Colquitt County (4-0)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60

2. Camden County (4-0)
2
2
2
3
2
6
49

3. Grayson (3-0)
4
5
3
2
4
2
46

4. Lowndes (4-0)
3
4
4
5
3
8
39

5. Lovejoy (3-0)
5
3
5
4
9
10
30

6. Milton (2-0)
6
8
6
8
6
3
29

7. North Gwinnett (2-1)
9
7
8
9
5
4
24

8. Valdosta (4-0)
7
6
7
7

17

9. McEachern (1-2)
10

10

8
5
11

10. Hughes (2-1)
8
9

10

7
10

11. Dacula (3-0)

6
10
9
8

12. Norcross (2-1)

10

7

5

13. North Cobb (3-1)

9

2

Class AAAAA
AJC
GSWA
GPB
SA
MAX
MP
TOT

1. Northside, Warner Robins (3-0)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60

2. Ware County (3-0)
2
2
2
2
2
2
54

3. Stephenson (1-1)
3
4
3
5
8
4
39

4. Creekside (3-1)
4
5
5
6
5
3
38

5. Kell (3-0)
5
3
4
4
3

36

6. Coffee (2-1)
6
7
6
3
7
6
31

7. Allatoona (4-0)
8
6
8
7
6
8
23

8. Carver, Columbus (2-1)
7
8
7
9

9
15

9. Lanier (3-0)
9
10
9
8
10
10
10

10. Gainesville (1-1)

4

7

11. Mays (2-1)

5
6

12. Houston [More]

Composite state rankings through Week 3

  • 6:45 am Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

Here’s a look at Georgia’s teams ranked on a consensus of six polls (AJC – Atlanta Journal-Constitution/GHSF Daily; GSWA – Georgia Sports Writers Association; GPB – Georgia Public Broadcasting; SA – Score Atlanta; MAX – Maxwell Ratings; and MP – MaxPreps):

Class AAAAAA
AJC
GSWA
GPB
SA
MAX
MP
TOT

1. Colquitt County (3-0)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60

2T. Camden County (3-0)
2
2
2
3
3
8
46

2T. Grayson (2-0)
4
5
3
2
2
4
46

4. Lowndes (3-0)
3
4
4
5
5
9
36

5. Milton (2-0)
6
8
6
8
6
2
30

6. Lovejoy (2-0)
5
3
5
4
10

28

7. North Gwinnett (2-1)
10
7
9
9
4
5
22

8. Valdosta (3-0)
8
6
7.5
7
9

17.5

9. Dacula (2-0)

6
8
7
12

10. Peachtree Ridge (2-0)
7
9
7.5
10

10
11.5

11. McEachern (0-2)

3
8

12. Hughes (2-1)
9

6
7

13. Norcross (2-1)

10

7

5

14. North Cobb (2-1)

10

1

Class AAAAA
AJC
GSWA
GPB
SA
MAX
MP
TOT

1. Northside, Warner Robins (2-0)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60

2. Ware County (2-0)
2
2
2
3
3
2
52

3. Coffee (2-0)
5
6
4
2
7
4
38

4T. Creekside (2-1)
4
5
5
6
6
3
37

4T. Kell (2-0)
6
3
3
4
2

37

6. Stephenson (1-1)
3
4
6
5
9
6
33

7. Allatoona (3-0)
8
7
7
7
5
7
25

8. Carver, Columbus (2-1)
7
8
8
9

9
14

9. Gainesville (0-1)

4
10
8

10T. Mays (2-1)

10

5
7

10T. [More]

National Rankings: Colquitt impresses with win over Hoover

  • 1:10 am Friday, September 5th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

Colquitt County joined four national rankings this week after its 35-14 victory over two-time Alabama Class 6A champion Hoover. Here is where Georgia teams stand in several national polls. The numbers on the left are this week’s ranking; the numbers in parentheses are last week’s rankings.

HSFB100

15. Buford (24)

16. Colquitt County (29)

62. Camden County (86)

70. Sandy Creek (81)

76. Northside, Warner Robins (NR)

USA Today

19. Buford (22)

24. Colquitt County (NR)

MaxPreps

21. Buford (22)

22. Colquitt County (NR)

PrepNation

7. Buford (9)

11. Colquitt County (NR)

CalPreps

21. Buford (20)

34. Griffin (NR)

35. Colquitt County (NR)

40. McEachern (44)

69. Hughes (NR)

Scout

13. Buford (12)

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Composite state rankings through Week 2

  • 6:15 am Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

Here’s a look at Georgia’s teams ranked on a consensus of six polls (AJC – Atlanta Journal-Constitution/GHSF Daily; GS – Georgia Sports Writers Association; GPB – Georgia Public Broadcasting; SA – Score Atlanta; Max – Maxwell Ratings; and MP – MaxPreps):

Class AAAAAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
MAX
MP
TOT

1. Colquitt County (2-0)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60

2. Camden County (2-0)
2
2
3
4
3
10
42

3. Norcross (2-0)
3
3
2
7
2

38

4. Hughes (2-0)
4
5
5
6

3
32

5. Lovejoy (1-0)
6
4
4
5
9
7
31

6. Lowndes (2-0)
5
7
8.5

4
5
25.5

7. Grayson (1-0)
8
8
8.5
3
5
9
24.5

8. North Gwinnett (1-1)
10
9
10
9
6
4
18

9. McEachern (0-1)

6

10

2
15

10T. Mill Creek (1-1)

2
10
8
13

10T. Valdosta (2-0)
9
10
7
8
8

13

12. Peachtree Ridge (1-0)
7

6

9

13. Milton (1-0)

6
5

14. Tucker (0-2)

7

4

Class AAAAA
AJC
GSWA
GPB
SA
MAX
MP
TOT

1. Northside, Warner Robins (1-0)
1
1
2
1
1
3
57

2. Ware County (2-0)
2
2
1
3
3
2
53

3. Creekside (1-1)
4
5
4.7
6
5
1
40.3

4. Coffee (2-0)
5
6
3
2
7
5
38

5. Kell (2-0)
6
3.5
4.7
4
2
8
37.8

6. Stephenson (1-1)
3
3.5
7
5
9
6
32.5

7. Allatoona (2-0)
8
7
8
7
6
10
20

8. Carver, Columbus (2-0)
7
8
4.7
9

9
17.3

9T. Gainesville (0-1)

10

4

8

9T. Glynn Academy [More]

National rankings: Buford rates best among Georgia teams

  • 6:15 am Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

Here is where Georgia teams stand in several national polls. The numbers on the left are this week’s ranking; the numbers in parentheses are last week’s rankings, where available.

HSFB100

24. Buford (25)

29. Colquitt County (83)

40. North Gwinnett (NR)

41. McEachern (11)

42. Creekside (33)

81. Sandy Creek (NR)

86. Camden County (78)

87. Archer (31)

USA Today

22. Buford (24)

MaxPreps

24, Buford (NR)

PrepNation

9. Buford (22)

CalPreps

20. Buford (100)

41. North Gwinnett (NR)

44. McEachern (24)

79. Creekside (96)

Scout

12. Buford

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Composite state rankings through Week 1

  • 6:00 am Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

Here’s a look at Georgia’s teams ranked on a consensus of six polls (AJC – Atlanta Journal-Constitution/GHSF Daily; GS – Georgia Sports Writers Association; GPB – Georgia Public Broadcasting; SA – Score Atlanta; MP – MaxPreps; and Max – Maxwell Ratings):

AAAAAA
AJC
GSWA
GPB
SA
MP
MAX
TOT

1. North Gwinnett (1-0)
2
2
1
2
1
2
56

2. Colquitt County (1-0)
1
1
2
1
3
3
55

3. McEachern (0-1)
5
5
5
3
2
6
40

4. Norcross (1-0)
4
4
3
9

1
34

5T. Camden County (1-0)
3
3
6
8

4
31

5T. Lovejoy (0-0)
6
6
4
6
6
7
31

7. Archer (0-1)
10
8
8
4
5

20

8. Hughes (1-0)
7
7

4

15

9. Tucker (0-1)
9
9
7

9
10

10. Mill Creek (0-1)

5
8

9

11. Lowndes (1-0)
8
10.5

10
8
7.5

12. Hillgrove (1-0)

5
6

13. Grayson (0-0)

10.5

7

4.5

14. Milton (0-0)

7

4

15. Valdosta (1-0)

10
10

10
3

16T. Dacula (1-0)

9

2

16T. Peachtree Ridge (0-0)

9

2

AAAAA
AJC
GSWA
GPB
SA
MP
MAX
TOT

1. Creekside (1-0)
1
1
1
2
1
5
55

2. Northside, Warner Robins (1-0)
4
2
2
1
2
1
54

3T. Ware County (1-0)
5
4
5
5
3
4
40

3T. Stephenson (1-0)
2
3
3
4
7
7
40

5. Coffee (1-0)
3
7
6
3
4
6
37

6. Kell (1-0)
6
5
4
6

2
32

7. Gainesville (0-0)
8
6
7
8
6
3
28

8. Warner Robins (0-0)
7
10
8
9
9
9
14

9. [More]

Rankings: Colquitt County takes McEachern’s spot at No. 1

  • 3:54 pm Sunday, August 24th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

There is a new No. 1 team in Class AAAAAA, and that’s not unusual.

McEachern became the third team in four seasons to open No. 1 in the highest classification and lose its opening game when North Gwinnett defeated the Indians 52-49 Saturday in the nightcap of the Corky Kell Classic. It was the second-highest scoring season opener in GHSA history and ended at nearly 1:30 a.m. Sunday after a 10:09 p.m. Saturday start.

Colquitt County – the new No. 1 – had beaten No. 6 Mill Creek 34-14 in Saturday’s second game of the Kell Classic, some 12 hours before.

Thirteen ranked [More]

Preseason poll: Starting No. 1 are McEachern, Creekside, Buford, WaCo, GAC, Aquinas

  • 6:16 pm Sunday, August 17th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

Three returning state champions begin the high school football season ranked No. 1 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s preseason rankings.
But McEachern, Greater Atlanta Christian and Washington County, schools that haven’t won state titles in 17 years, if at all, are on top of their classifications.
McEachern, the No. 1 team in Class AAAAAA, reached the semifinals in 2013 and returns four players who are committed to Division I schools. Offensive lineman Chuma Edoga (Southern California) and running back Taj Griffin (Oregon) are two of the top six senior prospects in Georgia, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. Also committed are lineman Chandler Jones [More]

Basketball rankings: Wheeler boys hold top spot despite loss; Kendrick girls take No. 1 from Wesleyan

  • 5:58 pm Sunday, February 9th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

Region basketball tournaments begin in earnest this week. If the final days of the regular season are telling, expect the unexpected.

No. 1-ranked Wheeler and No. 2 Tift County lost Saturday in Class AAAAAA boys games, and four other regular-season champions in the highest class were beaten last week by unranked opponents.

Wheeler remained No. 1 after losing 48-41 to No. 9 Milton, which had lost twice earlier last week to Walton and Cherokee. Tift County dropped one spot to No. 3 after losing 65-51 to Valdosta.

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