• Seven Georgia teams earn spot in national rankings

    By: GHSF Daily


    ATLANTA - Seven Georgia schools can be found in national rankings as the 2013 season is set to kick off.

    Norcross, Georgia’s Class AAAAAA champion in 2012, heads the list with six top-six rankings, peaking at No. 2. Sandy Creek is as high as No. 5 in one poll.

    Norcross will play Booker T. Washington of Miami, the No. 1-ranked team in USA Today, on Saturday in a home game televised by ESPN.

    Norcross coach Keith Maloof told GHSF Daily on Tuesday that talk of a national title is fun, but it’s not a tangible goal.

    “It would be fun for the community and for the school, but in reality, we don’t have control over that,” Maloof said. “We don’t have a playoff system. We could go 15-0 and end up No. 16 in a national poll like last year. What we do have control over is what we do in our region and the state of Georgia. It so happens that if we play really good this weekend and do it the rest of year, we have a chance. But right now, it’s one game at a time.”

    Georgia teams in the national rankings:

    CalPreps (computer)

    18. Norcross

    79. North Gwinnett

    91. Sandy Creek

    MaxPreps Xcellent 25

    3. Norcross

    5. Sandy Creek


    6. Norcross


    5. Norcross

    10. Sandy Creek

    25. Gainesville

    28. North Gwinnett

    49. North Cobb

    60. Camden County

    63. Colquitt County

    Student Sports Fab 50

    2. Norcross

    21. Colquitt County

    38. Sandy Creek

    USA Today

    6. Norcross


    No. 6 Norcross

    No. 20 Sandy Creek

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