Football rankings: Lovett claims No. 1 in AA

Perry McIntyre

We said before the season that Lovett had the toughest schedule in Class AA and probably at any level below Class AAAAAA. Despite facing quality opponents each week of the season from higher classifications, the Lions have stunned many by starting out 4-0 with wins over Blessed Trinity, Woodward Academy, Marist and, this past week, St. Pius X. Due to its overall resume and consistency from week-to-week, we’ve ranked Coach Mike Muschamp’s squad No. 1 in Class AA.

Also in AA, Benedictine moved up after a win over previously-ranked Vidalia, while Rabun County, under former Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw, makes its debut at No. 10.

In Class AAAAAA, Mill Creek dropped a couple slots after a narrow loss to No. 4 Peachtree Ridge. Valdosta and Hillgrove each moved up one place.

Class AAAAA stayed the same as no ranked team suffered defeat.

Wayne County debuted in the Class AAAA top 10 after an eye-opening 4-0 start to the season. Westside-Macon fell out of the top 10 after a loss to Veterans, while Burke County barely held on to a spot and came in at No. 10 after a loss to No. 4 Statesboro.

St. Pius X dropped to No. 7 in Class AAA after its loss to Lovett.

In Class A-Private, Mt. Paran made the top five after a convincing win over Trion while Mt. Pisgah makes an appearance for the first time this season at No. 10.



1. North Gwinnett

2. McEachern

3. Colquitt County

4. Peachtree Ridge

5. Valdosta

6. Hillgrove

7. Mill Creek

8. Coffee

9. Norcross

10. Lovejoy



1. Northside-Warner Robins

2. Tucker

3. Kell

4. Stephenson

5. Thomas County Central

6. Gainesville

7. Warner Robins

8. Allatoona

9. Creekside

10. Ware County


Class AAAA

1. Sandy Creek

2. Carrollton

3. Griffin

4. Statesboro

5. Monroe Area

6. Stockbridge

7. Marist

8. Mary Persons

9. Wayne County

10. Burke County


Class AAA

1. Buford

2. Cartersville

3. North Hall

4. Washington County

5. Pierce County

6. Jefferson County

7. St. Pius X

8. Carver-Columbus

9. Hart County

10. North Oconee


Class AA

1. Lovett

2. GAC

3. Lamar County

4. Calhoun

5. Washington-Wilkes

6. Jefferson

7. Brooks County

8. Benedictine

9. Cook

10. Rabun County


Class A-Private


2. Landmark Chr.

3. Savannah Chr.

4. Aquinas

5. Mount Paran

6. Prince Ave. Chr.

7. George Walton Aca.

8. Brookstone

9. Darlington

10. Mt. Pisgah


Class A-Public

1. Irwin County

2. Marion County

3. Seminole County

4. Lincoln County

5. Johnson County

6. Trion

7. Clinch County

8. Charlton County

9. Gordon Lee

10. Wilcox County

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5 Responses to “Football rankings: Lovett claims No. 1 in AA”

  1. Sportsnut
    September 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    What is it about Lovejoy you don’t Like? Same thing every year. Are you just trying to be different or are you just a homer. If you don’t like them, why don’t you just remove them from your top 10. No matter what happens, they will remain where they are in your eyes. I wonder how all the other pollsters see them in one light and you see it so much different. In a way, it is good that you do it this way. In the end, like the last 2 years, I hope Lovejoy goes to the title game and win this time so I can give you what you have given them, no respect.

  2. score-editor
    September 23, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    Lovett is at No. 10 because we think they are the 10th best team in 6A. The Wildcats’ best win was a one-point victory over 2-2 Alpharetta. Lovejoy also had to come from behind at home to beat a 1-3 East Coweta team Friday.

    We do not base our rankings on last year, unlike some others. Lovejoy is a different team this year than last year, so we will rank them based on their performance on the field.

    If Lovejoy continues to win, the Cats will rise. If they lose, they may drop out of the top 10. Just like everyone else.

    Thank you for your comment.

  3. sportsnut
    September 29, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    Could it be that Alpharetta is better than you think? Could the same be said about East Coweta? If it goes like you say, explain Norcross’s presence? By the way, why is the first word Lovett

    All the Wildcats wins are good wins.

  4. sportsnut
    September 29, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    Now Mill Creek and Valdosta drop out of the top ten, “JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE”

  5. sportsnut
    September 30, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    Add Coffee to that list. Let the Wildcats rise. They won again. It is week 6 and your outlook for Lovejoy has not changed. Teams have lost and are still there. Others have come in and jumped us. I like it when we are in doubt. The more we win, the better everyone else is. We don’t improve. That is reserved for others. Following the past 2 years, have you not learned anything?

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