Final Girls Basketball Rankings

Westlake won its first girls state title.

There was a logjam of teams 3-7 in Class AAAAAAA, which saw Westlake go wire-to-wire for its first girls championship. Newton finishes No. 2 after a final that was close until the final minute or so. Collins Hill falls from No. 2 in our Feb. 5 rankings to No. 5 after a 25-point loss to Westlake, and North Forsyth moves up to No. 4 after an eight-point loss to Westlake in the semis. Norcross and Cherokee come in at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively.

Lovejoy handled Harrison for the title with a strong fourth quarter, and Winder-Barrow, a strong No. 2 after the regular season, is No. 3 in Class AAAAAA after an overtime loss to Lovejoy in the quarterfinals. Semifinalists Northview and Douglas County are No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Buford defeated No. 2 Flowery Branch 60-49 to take the Class AAAAA title and finish the year at the top of the poll. Villa Rica and Harris County finish No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, following their runs to the Final Four and Eagle’s Landing rounds out the top five.

Spalding was No. 3 in the final regular-season poll but finishes No. 1 after taking down Henry County 58-46 for the first state title in Jags’ history. No. 1 from Feb. 5 Carver-Columbus comes in at No. 3 after falling 58-51 to Spalding in the semifinals and Americus-Sumter (another Region 1-AAAA squad) takes No. 4 after making a run to this year’s Final Four. Madison County fell 55-53 to Spalding in the semifinals and rounds out the top five.

Johnson-Savannah finally earned its first-ever girls basketball title after moving past Greater Atlanta Christian 62-50 in Macon for the Class AAA crown. The Lady Spartans finished second with Franklin County and Tattnall County third and fourth, respectively.

Laney defeated Josey for the fifth time on the year (63-40) and earned a Class AA state championship for its efforts. It marked the third girls state basketball championship for Laney. Josey finishes second and Fitzgerald, Model and Banks County round out the top five.

Greenville followed through on a great season by claiming the Class A-Public title after a 73-52 victory over Marion County, giving the Patriots their first state title in school history. Second-ranked Telfair was eliminated in the semifinals after a 73-62 loss to the future champs. Marion County saw the biggest change in rank, jumping from eighth to the No. 3 spot after advancing all the way to the finals.

In the Feb. 5 poll, defending champ Wesleyan found itself at the No. 3 spot in Class A-Private. In a matchup between first-ranked Holy Innocents’, the Wolves fought back after trailing in the first quarter to win 61-44 and take home the school’s 13th state title. Stratford Academy jumps into the top five after reaching the semifinals. Our Lady of Mercy found themselves on the bad end of a 73-39 loss against No. 8 Paideia in the second round, knocking them out of the top five.


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

1. Lovejoy
2. Harrison
3. Winder-Barrow
4. Northview
5. Douglas County
6. Lanier
7. Valdosta
8. Coffee
9. Creekview
10. Stephenson

1. Buford (29-3)
2. Flowery Branch (26-7)
3. Villa Rica (26-2)
4. Harris County (28-3)
5. Eagle’s Landing (23-7)
6. Carrollton (24-7)
7. Arabia Mountain (21-3)
8. Dutchtown (23-6)
9. Ware County (26-3)
10. Fayette County (22-7)

Class AAAA
1. Spalding (28-2)
2. Henry County (29-2)
3. Carver-Columbus (29-2)
4. Americus-Sumter (24-8)
5. Madison County (22-7)
6. Jefferson (23-7)
7. Marist (23-3)
8. Luella (22-6)
9. Northwest Whitfield (25-4)
10. Baldwin (25-4)

Class AAA
1. Johnson-Savannah
2. Greater Atlanta Christian
3. Franklin County
4. Tattnall County
5. Beach
6. Lovett
7. Haralson County
8. Central-Macon
9. Peach County
10. East Hall

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

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

Class A-Private
1. Wesleyan
2. Holy Innocents’
3. St. Francis
4. Stratford Academy
5. Calvary Day
6. Prince Avenue
7. Christian Heritage
8. Paideia
9. Athens Academy
10. Our Lady of Mercy

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