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Today, we release our final boys and girls Top 10 basketball rankings of the regular season as region tournaments start up tonight. 
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Monday, February 5, 2018
No. 1s McEachern, Gainesville stay red-hot

T he top four from our last poll stay the same in Class AAAAAAA, but Peachtree Ridge jumps Mountain View after a head-to-head win. Grayson also falls from No. 7 to No. 9 after losing to 10-13 Shiloh. Meadowcreek just missed an upset over Norcross as the Mustangs fell by a point. Collins Hill also lost a close one to Mountain View, by three points. Wheeler keeps its hold on the final spot despite an 11-point loss to Pebblebrook on the last Friday of the regular season.

In Class AAAAAA, Gainesville extends its winning streak to 15 heading into the final week of the regular season. Cambridge moves up to No. 3 with Brunswick's surprising loss to Liberty County, and Bradwell Institute and Jonesboro also rise in the rankings. Tri-Cities falls from No. 6 to out of the rankings with losses to New Manchester and Douglas County. Stephenson and South Cobb enter the Top 10 at No. 8 and No. 10, respectively.

In Class AAAAA, Eagle's Landing jumped two spots to No. 4 and Columbia's 59-39 win at Lithonia on Jan. 23 was enough to lock the Eagles in at No. 5. Clarke Central replaced Jackson in the poll and makes its debut at No. 10.

Upson-Lee holds down No. 1 in Class AAAA with its flawless 24-0 record, while St. Pius remains solid at No. 2. Americus-Sumter's strong run in Region 1 has the Panthers at No. 3 and Baldwin beat out No. 5 Sandy Creek for No. 4.

Entering the region tournaments, Morgan County is the team to beat after dropping just one game all season. Two Savannah schools are vying for the top spot in No. 2 Johnson and No. 3 Jenkins. GAC's 14-game win streak has them in the fourth spot at the end of the regular season.

Glenn Hills holds the top spot entering the Region Tournaments with a new No. 2, Dublin, making its debut at the top. Laney is third and Thomasville debuts in the top five at fourth. South Atlanta fell to fifth in this week's poll.

Manchester continues to dominate since taking over the No. 1 spot in Week 7. Lanier County's 61-50 loss to Clinch County drops it out of the top three, making way for Woodville-Tompkins to take the No. 3 spot. Wilkinson County launched itself to the No. 5 spot after solid wins against Stratford Academy and Macon County.

St. Francis continues to have control of Class A-Private, remaining undefeated in the region. Eagle's Landing Christian suffered a 69-56 loss to No. 8 Greenforest, making way for North Cobb Christian to sneak into the No. 2 spot. Aquinas suffered a 53-43 loss to Georgia Military. Stratford Academy's 57-38 loss to Wilkinson County moves it down to the No. 7 spot.

1. McEachern
2. Pebblebrook
3. Norcross
4. Newton
5. Peachtree Ridge
6. Mountain View
7. Meadowcreek
8. Collins Hill
9. Grayson
10. Wheeler

1. Gainesville
2. Langston Hughes
3. Cambridge
4. Bradwell Institute
5. Jonesboro
6. Brunswick
7. Douglas County
8. Stephenson
9. Creekview
10. South Cobb

1. Buford
2. Warner Robins
3. Miller Grove
4. Eagle's Landing
5. Columbia
6. Lithonia
7. Statesboro
8. Stockbridge
9. Villa Rica
10. Clarke Central

Class AAAA
1. Upson-Lee
2. St. Pius
3. Americus-Sumter
4. Baldwin
5. Sandy Creek
6. Mary Persons
7. Salem
8. Carver-Columbus
9. Westover
10. Cartersville

Class AAA
1. Morgan County
2. Johnson-Savannah
3. Jenkins
4. Greater Atlanta Christian
5. Cedar Grove
6. Central-Macon
7. Westside-Macon
8. Windsor Forest
9. Pace Academy
10. Pierce County

Class AA
1. Glenn Hills
2. Dublin
3. Laney
4. Thomasville
5. South Atlanta
6. Chattooga
7. Swainsboro
8. Therrell
9. Elbert County
10. Dodge County

Class A-Public 
1. Manchester 
2. Calhoun County 
3. Woodville-Tompkins 
4. Lanier County 
5. Wilkinson County 
6. Georgia Military 
7. Macon County 
8. Central-Talbotton 
9. Montgomery County 
10. Pelham

Class A-Private 
1. St. Francis 
2. North Cobb Christian 
3. Aquinas 
4. Eagle's Landing Christian 
5. Christian Heritage 
6. Holy Innocents' 
7. Stratford Academy 
8. Greenforest 
9. Lakeview Academy 
10. Walker
No. 1s stay strong before region tourneys 

The top six teams stay in place in Class AAAAAAA, and Hillgrove moves up to No. 7. South Gwinnett had a mixed week since our last rankings, defeating Newton, which was one spot ahead of the Lady Comets at No. 7, but losing to a .500 Archer team. South Gwinnett stays put and Newton falls to No. 9. North Cobb loses close games to McEachern and Hillgrove but hangs on at No. 10.

The top two of Lovejoy and Winder-Barrow continues to roll in Class AAAAAA. After wins over ranked teams in Tucker and Stephenson, Forest Park jumps Harrison. Tucker and Stephenson both lost twice, but considering each team lost to red-hot Lovejoy and Forest Park, they stay in the middle of the poll. Lanier fell from No. 4 to No. 7 after losing to Dacula.

In Class AAAAA, Arabia Mountain climbed from No. 5 to No. 4 and Ware County jumped Carrollton and Bainbridge to round out the top five. Dutchtown was replaced by Eagle's Landing at No. 10.

Class AAAA's top eight did not see any changes since last week's rankings. Burke County replaced Cross Creek in the poll and makes its debut at No. 9, while Westover slid down one spot to No. 10.

Top-ranked GAC holds down Class AAA again this week with Savannah's Beach a close second and flawless Franklin County in third. GAC dropped a game against St. Francis on Feb. 3 and will have to regain traction during the region tournament. Beach's two losses came at the hands of No. 6 Johnson-Savannah, but the rest of its record allows the Bulldogs to stay ranked highly.

Swainsboro moved up to No. 3 following Washington County's tumble from third to No. 8 following a loss to No. 7 Dodge County. Swainsboro is third, Putnam is fourth and Josey rounds out the top 5 at fifth.

Greenville remains the top team in Class A-Public as they increased their win streak to 16. Telfair launched itself into the No. 2 spot after a solid 58-52 win against Dodge County, giving Dodge its fourth loss on the year. Wheeler County knocked Pelham out of the top three after a 56-45 victory over Calvary Day.

First-ranked Holy Innocents' solidified its hold on No. 1 with a 69-49 victory over Wesleyan. Wesleyan edged out Calvary Day from the top three with a solid win against Paideia, and after Calvary Day suffered a 56-45 loss to Wheeler County to knock Calvary down to the No. 4 position. Despite their 64-57 loss to second-ranked Collins Hill, St. Francis advanced to the No. 2 spot.

1. Westlake
2. Collins Hill
3. Norcross
4. Cherokee
5. McEachern
6. North Forsyth
7. Hillgrove
8. South Gwinnett
9. Newton
10. North Cobb

1. Lovejoy
2. Winder-Barrow
3. Forest Park
4. Harrison
5. Tucker
6. Stephenson
7. Lanier
8. Alpharetta
9. Northview
10. Creekview

1. Buford
2. Harris County
3. Flowery Branch
4. Arabia Mountain
5. Ware County
6. Villa Rica
7. Carrollton
8. Rome
9. Bainbridge
10. Eagle's Landing

Class AAAA
1. Carver-Columbus
2. Henry County
3. Spalding
4. Luella
5. Northwest Whitfield
6. Madison County
7. Marist
8. Baldwin
9. Burke County
10. Westover

Class AAA
1. Greater Atlanta Christian
2. Beach
3. Franklin County
4. Central-Macon
5. Lovett
6. Johnson-Savannah
7. Haralson County
8. Tattnall County
9. Hart County
10. North Murray

Class AA
1. Laney
2. Banks County
3. Swainsboro
4. Putnam County
5. Josey
6. Model
7. Dodge County
8. Washington County
9. Early County

Class A-Public 
1. Greenville 
2. Telfair County 
3. Wheeler County 
4. Pelham 
5. Georgia Military 
6. Emanuel County Institute 
7. Bowdon 
8. Marion County 
9. Wilcox County 
10. Macon County  

Class A-Private 
1. Holy Innocents' 
2. St. Francis 
3. Wesleyan 
4. Calvary Day 
5. Our Lady of Mercy 
6. Prince Avenue 
7. Athens Academy 
8. Paideia 
9. Christian Heritage 
10. Eagle's Landing Christian

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