W.D. Mohammed jumps in GHSA power rankings

Ty Freeman

The Class A Public Power Rankings featured very little change in the top five with just Seminole County and Wilcox County moving into a tie for the No. 3 spot. Wilkinson County remains No. 1 in the GHSA sanctioned poll, with Mitchell County No. 2, followed by Wilcox County, Seminole County and Dooly County rounding out the top five. Turner County leads the second five with Treutlen at No. 7, followed by Hancock Central, Greenville and Portal rounding out the top 10.

W.D. Mohammed is the fast-riser in the Class A Private boys poll, moving from No. 5 to right behind No. 1 North Cobb Christian. Previous No. 2 Greenforest Christian fell behind No. 3 Excel Christian with Calvary Day rounding out the top five. Mt. Paran, Athens Christian, Holy Innocents’, Aquinas and Landmark Christian sit in the 6-10 spots.

As for the girls private poll, Southwest Atlanta Christian remains No. 1 with Holy Innocents’, Darlington, Calvary Day and Paideia making up the top five. Paideia took the spot of St. Francis, the new No. 7 behind George Walton Academy. Atlanta International, Mt. Paran and Greenforest Christian round out the top 10.

In the girls public poll, Randolph-Clay managed to stay on top with a 17-2 record and a 11.58 ranking, easily better than No. 2 Gordon Lee. Turner County sits at No. 3 followed by Treutlen and Claxton. Irwin County moved up to No. 6, with Towns County, Marion County, Wilkinson County and Clinch County making up 6-10. Mitchell County, No. 9 one week ago, sits just .01 out of the No. 10 spot behind Clinch County. Calhoun dropped from No. 10 to No. 14.

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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