2018 Final Volleyball Rankings

The Walton Raiders capped off a tremendous season by claiming the schools eighth volleyball title in nine years. Their 3-0 sweep over Milton in the finals solidifies their position at the top of the state’s highest classification. North Gwinnett headed into the playoffs as the fifth-ranked team and made an impressive run to the semifinals where they fell 3-0 to Walton. Their playoff victories over Newnan and South Forsyth show that the Bull Dogs are qualified to hold down the three-spot in class AAAAAAA. The Lassiter Trojans played well throughout the regular season, making them the second-ranked team coming into the post season. The Trojans advanced to the quarterfinals, but we met by a strong West Forsyth team that came through with a 3-2 upset over Lassiter. This win bumps Lassiter down to the four-spot while putting West Forsyth on the map at the six-spot.

The Pope Greyhounds finish their season at the top of class AAAAAA following their 3-1 finals victory over Allatoona to claim the schools fourth volleyball title. The Allatoona Bucs move up as the second-ranked team in large part to a 3-1 win over Alpharetta to advance to the finals. Alpharetta now sits at the three-spot just above Apalachee, who headed into the playoffs ranked second in the class. The Wildcats managed to advance to the second round following a 3-0 win over Tri-Cities, but failed to overcome a challenging sweet sixteen matchup against future champs Pope.

The McIntosh Chiefs backed up their first-place rank in class AAAAA by sweeping Starr’s Mill 3-0 in the finals to claim the schools fourth volleyball title. Second-ranked Chamblee’s playoff push was brought to a halt when the Bulldogs faced off against future champs McIntosh in the quarterfinals. Starr’s Mill sits at the three-spot after being ranked ninth headed into the playoffs. Their post season run featured wins over Riverwood and Whitewater. Union Grove saw the biggest shift in the ranks, falling from the three-spot to the eight-spot. The Wolverines advanced the sweet sixteen after a 3-0 win over Thomas County Central, but were sent home after their 3-0 loss to Whitewater.

The St. Pius Goldens Lions remain atop of class AAAA thanks to their 3-1 victory over second-ranked Marist in the finals. Marist holds down their spot as the second-ranked team after their near-perfect playoff run featuring wins over third-ranked Columbus and ninth-ranked Woodward Academy. Cartersville began their post season as the tenth-ranked team in the class but performed beyond expectations and advanced to the semifinals where they fell 3-0 to St. Pius. Blessed Trinity fell to the five-spot after losing to St. Pius 3-1 in the sweet sixteen.

Pace Academy ended their regular season ranked second behind Westminster, who had been first-ranked in the class for the majority of the season. When the two met in the finals, Pace Academy defeated the Wildcats 3-1 to snatch the one-spot in the class. The Lovett Lions remain at the three-spot after falling 3-0 to future champs Pace Academy. The Lions playoff run featured wins over Southeast Bulloch, Jackson and Jackson County. Sonoraville saw the biggest change in the rankings, falling from sixth to ninth after a first-round loss to Jackson County.

Elite Scholars’ single set win over Coosa in the finals was the only set given up by the Eagles on their hunt for their second title in a row and their second volleyball title in school history. Elite Scholars were unranked heading into the playoffs, but defeated third-ranked Harlem, Woodville-Tompkins and fifth-ranked Pepperell to advance to the finals. Their win over Pepperell came as a surprise as the Dragons were ranked second in class AA/A-Public heading into the post season. They now sit at the five-spot right above Bremen who were able to claim a set against fourth-ranked Gordon Lee in the quarterfinals but were unable to get the win.


1. Walton

2. Milton

3. North Gwinnett

4. Lassiter

5. Lambert

6. West Forsyth

7. South Forsyth

8. Etowah

9. Kennesaw Mountain

10. Newnan


1. Pope

2. Allatoona

3. Alpharetta

4. Apalachee

5. Harrison

6. Creekview

7. Lakeside-Evans

8. Greenbrier

9. Sequoyah

10. Winder-Barrow


1. McIntosh

2. Chamblee

3. Starr’s Mill

4. Buford

5. Whitewater

6. Riverwood

7. Locust Grove

8. Union Grove

9. Carrollton

10. Decatur

Class AAAA

1. St. Pius

2. Marist

3. Columbus

4. Cartersville

5. Blessed Trinity

6. Northside-Columbus

7. Northwest Whitfield

8. LaFayette

9. Woodward Academy

10. Richmond Academy

Class AAA

1. Pace Academy

2. Westminster

3. Lovett

4. Greater Atlanta Christian

5. Calhoun

6. North Hall

7. Morgan County

8. Jackson County

9. Sonoraville

10. East Hall

Class AA/A-Public

1. Coosa

2. Elite Scholars Academy

3. Harlem

4. Gordon Lee

5. Pepperell

6. Bremen

7. Rabun County

8. Woodville-Tompkins

9. Jordan

10. Westside-Augusta

Class AA/A-Private

1. Mt. Paran Christian

2. Calvary Day

3. Hebron Christian

4. Walker

5. Savannah Christian

6. Fellowship Christian

7. North Cobb Christian

8. Holy Innocents’

9. Lakeview Academy

10. Eagles Landing Christian


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