Week 2 Football Rankings

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In Class AAAAAAA, top-ranked Colquitt County cruised to a 42-14 win over Trinity Catholic (MO). No. 2 North Gwinnett, No. 7 Archer, No. 9 Norcross and No. 10 Parkview observed bye weeks. Marietta fell 40-20 to Good Counsel (MD) and dropped from No. 6 to No. 8. Lowndes takes over No. 6 after opening the year with a big 62-0 win over Chamblee.

In Class AAAAAA, Lee County’s 35-3 victory over Dr. Phillips (Fla.) kept it at the top ahead of No. 2 Coffee. Harrison, which moved past Lassiter (48-0) and Hiram (37-20), climbed up to third from fifth. Creekview, Dalton and Richmond Hill enter the rankings following Northside-Warner Robins’ slide from third to seventh following its loss to Class AAA Peach County at Mercer in Macon.

No. 1 Rome had a bye this week and No. 2 Buford rolled past Jonesboro 58-7. Warner Robins jumped Carrollton for No. 3 and Whitewater exited the poll after falling 49-10 to Sandy Creek. Dutchdown replaces the Wildcats and debuts at No. 10.

Defending Class AAAA state champion Blessed Trinity defeated South Forysth 35-6 and retains its hold on No. 1. No. 2 Mary Persons scored an impressive 48-17 win over Jackson and No. 3 Cartersville and No. 4 Flowery Branch were off this week. Marist rounds out the top 5 and opened the year with a dominant 40-20 win over Lovett. Cairo and Ridgeland both fell to 0-2 and exited the poll. St. Pius slides in at No. 10 and Sandy Creek debuts at No. 9 after its 49-10 win over Whitewater to open the season. Troup improved to No. 7 after its big 32-0 win over Ridgeland.

It was a massive week for Class AAA teams as No. 2 Peach County moved past Northside-Warner Robins, Cedar Grove shined in the national spotlight against Alabama’s highly-touted Hewitt-Trussville on ESPN, and Pace Academy snapped ELCA’s 37-game winning streak and entered the rankings at sixth. GAC, following its loss to Westminster, dropped from third to seventh while the Wildcats climbed to fourth. Westside-Macon won a thrilling last-second game in overtime at Harris County to stay in the top-10 with the gritty win.

Top-ranked Hapeville Charter got its year underway with a 42-0 shutout of River Ridge. Heard County, earned a gritty 10-3 victory over LaGrange to remain second. Third-ranked Thomasville defeated Thomas County Central 39-7 to move to 2-0 on the year. Brooks County stayed in the No. 4 spot this week. Fifth-ranked Callaway opened its season with a 35-21 victory over Opelika (AL) to stay fifth.

Despite its loss to Pace Academy, Eagle’s Landing Christian remains at the top of Class A-Private. ELCA had a 16-3 lead at the half before Pace made its charge to win 17-16. Athens Academy, Prince Avenue, Mt. Paran and Calvary Day fill out the top-5 this week. The entire Class A-Public poll scored wins this week and the poll remains in tact.


1. Colquitt County

2. North Gwinnett

3. Grayson

4. Walton

5. Milton

6. Lowndes

7. Archer

8. Marietta

9. Norcross

10. Parkview


1. Lee County

2. Coffee

3. Harrison

4. Creekview

5. Dalton

6. Richmond Hill

7. Northside-Warner Robins

8. Valdosta

9.  Glynn Academy

10. Alpharetta


1. Rome

2. Buford

3. Warner Robins

4. Carrollton

5. Wayne County

6. Stockbridge

7. Kell

8. Ware County

9. Jones County

10. Dutchtown

Class AAAA

1. Blessed Trinity

2. Mary Persons

3. Cartersville

4. Flowery Branch

5. Marist

6. Eastside

7. Troup

8. Woodward Academy

9. Sandy Creek

10. St. Pius

Class AAA

1. Calhoun

2. Peach County

3. Cedar Grove

4. Westminster

5. Benedictine

6. Pace Academy

7. Greater Atlanta Christian

8. Liberty County

9. Monroe Area

10. Westside-Macon

Class AA

1. Hapeville Charter

2. Heard County

3. Thomasville

4. Brooks County

5. Callaway

6. Dodge County

7. Bremen

8. Rabun County

9. Dublin

10. Rockmart

Class A-Private

1. Eagle’s Landing Christian

2. Athens Academy

3. Prince Avenue Christian

4. Mt. Paran Christian

5. Calvary Day

6. Darlington

7. Savannah Country Day

8. Aquinas

9. Stratford

10. Fellowship Christian

Class A-Public

1. Clinch County

2. Irwin County

3. Charlton County

4. Manchester

5. Mt. Zion

6. Pelham

7. Marion County

8. Washington-Wilkes

9. Commerce

10. Emanuel County Institute


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