Georgia high school rankings: Tucker is new No. 1 in AAAAA

by: Todd Holcomb Updated:

Not easy to rank ‘em after the events of Friday night. Highlights of the new poll -

- Tucker is the new No. 1 team in AAAAA, replacing Gainesville, with dropped to No. 6 after losing to Buford. For one, I was not surprised at the Buford-Gainesville outcome. Not that I saw a 24-point spread, but Buford is the best defensive team that Deshaun Watson has seen in his career. Buford is better this season. Gainesville is not. Buford nearly won last year, and beat Gainesville 49-0 the year before. People remember Gainesville from last year’s title game (beating Ware County) and forget its inconsistency last season. The Elephants lost to Loganville and Flowery Branch, and I don’t think it was on purpose.

- Notice that the highest-ranked team in Class AAAAAA that played a game (didn’t have a bye) has lost every week – Norcross, Colquitt County, Lovejoy. Now, No. 1 North Gwinnett plays Nocross this week. Yep, these are fun times in the highest class. So would you rank McEachern No. 2?

- You might notice that North Oconee slipped into the rankings despite losing to St. Pius. Feel free to debate that one.

- Class A is a royal mess. ELCA is No. 1. We got that right. How do you rank them after that? Six ranked teams lost last week, but usually to another ranked team or a larger school. Landmark Christian jumped to No. 2 from unranked. Feel free to grill us on that one.

- Some good games this week –

Calhoun vs. Carrollton

Colquitt vs. Carver-Columbus

North Gwinnett vs. Norcross

Marietta vs. Hillgrove

Northside vs. Westside

Thomas Central vs. Cairo

Kell vs. Lassiter

Warner Robins vs. Peach County

Ware vs. Brunswick

Burke vs. Coffee

Marist vs. Lovett

North Hall vs. Jefferson

Just to name a few.

Class AAAAAA

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

2. (3) McEachern (2-0)

3. (4) Colquitt County (2-1)

4. (2) Lovejoy (1-1)

5. (5) North Cobb (1-0)

6. (6) Norcross (1-1)

7. (8) Mill Creek (2-0)

8. (9) Camden County (2-1)

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

10. (NR) Marietta (2-0)

Class AAAAA

1. (2) Tucker (2-0)

2. (3) Stephenson (2-0)

3. (4) Northside-Warner Robins (2-0)

4. (5) M.L. King (2-0)

5. (6) Kell (2-0)

6. (1) Gainesville (1-1)

7. (7) Thomas County Central (2-1)

8. (8) Allatoona (2-0)

9. (9) Warner Robins (1-0)

10. (NR) Ware County (1-1)

Class AAAA

1. (1) Sandy Creek (1-0-1)

2. (2) Carrollton (2-0)

3. (3) Burke County (1-0)

4. (5) Stockbridge (2-0)

5. (4) Marist (1-1)

6. (6) Monroe Area (2-0)

7. (7) Griffin (2-0)

8. (8) Wayne County (2-0)

9. (9) Mary Persons (2-0)

10. (10) Westside-Macon (2-0)

Class AAA

1. (1) Buford (2-0)

2. (2) St. Pius (2-0)

3. (3) Cartersville (2-0)

4. (4) Carver-Columbus (2-0)

5. (5) North Hall (2-0)

6. (6) Washington County (2-0)

7. (8) Callaway (2-0)

8. (9) Jefferson County (2-0)

9. (NR) Hart County (2-0)

10. (NR) North Oconee (0-1)

Class AA

1. (1) Calhoun (2-0)

2. (2) Lamar County (2-0)

3. (3) Jefferson (2-0)

4. (4) Greater Atlanta Christian (3-0)

5. (6) Lovett (2-0)

6. (9) Washington-Wilkes (1-0)

7. (7) Vidalia (2-0)

8. (5) Brooks County (2-1)

9. (10) Benedictine (2-0)

10. (NR) Thomasville (2-1)

Class A

1. (1) Eagle’s Landing Christian (2-0)

2. (NR) Landmark Christian (3-0)

3. (3) Lincoln County (1-1)

4. (7) Aquinas (2-0)

5. (9) Savannah Christian (1-0-1)

6. (4) George Walton Academy (1-1)

7. (2) Prince Avenue Christian (2-1)

8. (8) Seminole County (2-0)

9. (5) Wilcox County (1-1)

10. (NR) Johnson County (2-0)