Class A basketball power poll revealed

Ty Freeman

Just as we saw in football, the GHSA basketball championships will crown a private bracket champion and a public bracket champion. The latest Class A Power Ratings, based on a GHSA formula, were unveiled yesterday with North Cobb Christian, Greenforest Christian, Holy Innocents’, Mt. Paran and Athens Christian comprising the boys private top five and Wilcox County, Mitchell County, Wilkinson County, Seminole County and Treutlen making up the boys public top five.

In the girls polls, Southwest Atlanta Christian sits atop the girls private poll, followed by Darlington, Atlanta International, Holy Innocents’ and Strong Rock Christian. In the Class A public power poll, Randolph-Clay is in first place, followed by Treutlen, Gordon Lee, Turner County and Wilkinson County. Turner and Wilkinson are actually tied for fourth with a rating of 7.36.

According to the GHSA, only the teams “certified as first-place region representatives shall automatically qualify for the state playoffs.” The brackets will be filled out and seeded 1-16 according to their power ranking after the region champions have been placed in their appropriate seeds, with the region champions seeded at the top of the bracket ranked in order by their power rankings.

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