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Friday, January 26, 2018
Gainesville claws back to top of Class 6A
The top three of McEachern, Pebblebrook and Norcross stay the same in Class AAAAAAA, but Newton shoots up to No. 4 after wins over Class AAA Morgan County, one of the best teams in the state regardless of level, and a ranked Grayson squad. Collins Hill falls from No. 7 to No. 9 after splitting with Discovery since our last rankings.

Gainesville returns to its preseason ranking of No. 1, notching a big win against Buford. Bradwell Institute knocks off previous No. 1 Brunswick for the first time in three tries this season; Bradwell moves up one place and Brunswick falls to No. 3. Lanier stumbled against a sub-.500 Centennial team and falls from No. 7 to No. 10.

Buford swapped places with Warner Robins and took No. 1 in Class AAAAA following the Demons' 80-65 loss to Class 7A Newton. Southwest DeKalb suffered a 55-46 overtime loss to Columbia that dropped the Panthers to No. 7 and put Columbia in the poll for the first time at No. 9. Eagle's Landing jumped to No. 6 and sent Stockbridge down to No. 10 with a 62-54 victory.

In Class AAAA, No. 1 Upson-Lee (21-0) demolished Mary Persons 89-58 and cruised past West Laurens 77-50 to record its 53rd straight victory. St. Pius leads the rest of the field at No. 2, while Americus-Sumter's climbed to No. 3 with a key region victory over previous No. 5 Carver-Columbus (the Tigers dropped to No. 9.) Westover slid from No. 6 to No. 10 following a 70-54 loss to Northside-Columbus.

Despite dropping a game to Class AAAAAAA No. 3 Newton, Morgan County holds the top spot again this week. With a victory over previous No. 2 Jenkins, new No. 2 Johnson-Savannah moves up one spot in the polls to No. 2. Jenkins settles for third.

Top-ranked Glenn Hills, without two of its starting players, fell to No. 3 Laney 59-49, its first loss of the season. Previously second-ranked Thomasville dropped a game to Class A-Public Pelham, 60-59, and dropped to fifth.

After solid performances by each team in the top three of Class A-Public, their positions remain unchanged. Lanier County is the only team among the three to have a region loss. Central suffered three losses before ending their losing streak against Marion County. This allowed Woodville-Tompkins to jump to the No. 4 spot.

All remains the same in the top three spots of Class A-Private. No positions have changed, and each team remains undefeated in the region while having a winning streak of at least eight. After previously losing to Christian Heritage by one in quadruple overtime, North Cobb Christian walked away from its second meeting with a 71-52 win to advance it ahead of the previous No. 4 team.

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

1. Gainesville
2. Langston Hughes
3. Brunswick
4. Cambridge
5. Douglas County
6. Tri-Cities
7. Bradwell Institute
8. Creekview
9. Jonesboro
10. Lanier

1. Buford
2. Warner Robins
3. Miller Grove
4. Lithonia
5. Jackson-Atlanta
6. Eagle's Landing
7. Southwest DeKalb
8. Villa Rica
9. Columbia
10. Stockbridge

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

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

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

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

Class A-Private
1. St. Francis
2. Aquinas
3. Eagle's Landing Christian
4. Stratford Academy
5. North Cobb Christian
6. Christian Heritage
7. Lakeview Academy
8. Holy Innocents'
9. Prince Avenue
10. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian
7A sees little change in poll; Lovejoy rolls
There wasn't much movement in Class AAAAAAA girls, as the top eight teams stay the same by taking care of business since the last rankings. Colquitt County's loss to Lowndes takes the Lady Packers from No. 9 to unranked; Hillgrove moved up one spot to No. 9, and North Cobb comes in at No. 10.

In Class AAAAAA, Lovejoy continues to dominate; the No. 1 team took down No. 6 Tucker 68-33 on Tuesday. Winder-Barrow jumps Harrison from No. 3 to No. 2 after a 21-point win over No. 4 Lanier, which had defeated the Lady Bulldoggs earlier in the season. Alpharetta jumps back into the rankings at No. 10, replacing Sequoyah.

Buford beat Flowery Branch 69-38 in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 meeting last week and Harris County replaces the Falcons at No. 2. The day before a 64-43 loss to Rome, Carrollton handed Villa Rica its first loss of the year 58-46. As a result, Carrollton settles in at No. 6, Villa Rica fell to No. 8 and Rome debuts at No. 10.

Carver-Columbus validated its No. 1 status by serving a 67-37 defeat to No. 9 Westover. No. 6 Madison County held off St. Pius 46-43 and No. 7 Marist used a 48-33 win over Chestatee to extend its winning streak to six games. No. 10 Cross Creek fell 49-47 to Burke County, but their 52-47 win over the Bears earlier this month preserved their place in the poll.

Top-ranked Beach is riding a 9-game winning streak into its game vs. local rival, and fifth-ranked, Johnson-Savannah. Second-ranked GAC is learning to work without its leading producer, Robyn Benton, who tore her ACL in a holiday tournament. The Lady Spartans have not lost since Benton's injury.

Laney will not let go of the top spot in Class AA after taking a 73-53 victory over Class AAA Johnson-Savannah. Despite falling to Monticello, 51-41, Banks County holds true as the second-ranked team. Washington County remains third.

Greenville remains the class of A-Public, and rolled to a big win over Crawford County. Pelham follows close behind with only one loss on the season. With two losses in its last four games, Macon County falls from the No. 6 spot to No. 10.

Holy Innocents' remains atop A-Private. Calvary Day advances to the No. 2 spot and has blown past anyone it faces in region. A series of strong wins for St. Francis keep it in the top three, and the team has a good chance to stay ahead of Wesleyan, which will face off against No. 1 ranked Holy Innocents' in the next game.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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