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High school football polls: Buford finishes third in final Class 5A rankings
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Buford quarterback Aaron McLaughlin (12) hands the ball to running back Derrian Brown (3) during the first round game of Class 5A state playoffs between Buford and Paulding County in Gainesville, on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. - photo by David Barnes

The Top Ten teams in the Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll of the 2017 season with first-place votes in parentheses, total points and position on the last regular season poll:


Class AAAAAAA

Pts Prv

1. North Gwinnett (13) 130 7

2. Colquitt County 114 9

3. McEachern 87 NR

4. Brookwood 85 8

5. Archer 81 2

6. Tift County 60 T4

7. Parkview 37 NR

8. Lowndes 33 1

9. Marietta 31 NR

10.Grayson 30 3

Others receiving votes: Walton 16, Mill Creek 6, Milton 4, Hillgrove 2, Newton 1, Woodstock 1

Dropped out: South Forsyth (6), Walton (t4), Milton (10).


Class AAAAAA

Pts Prv

1. Lee County (13) 130 3

2. Coffee 117 6

3. Tucker 98 1

4. Glynn Academy 94 9

5. Mays 70 2

6. Alpharetta 54 NR

7. Allatoona 50 10

8. Harrison 48 8

9. Douglas Co. 20 T4

10.Northside-Warner Robins 18 T4

Others receiving votes: Dacula 9, Centennial 3, Brunswick 2, Evans 2, Richmond Hill 1

Dropped out: Brunswick (7).


Class AAAAA

Pts Prv

1. Rome (13) 130 1

2. Warner Robins 110 4

3. Buford 107 3

4. Stockbridge 87 2

5. Carver-Atlanta 83 6

6. Jones County 59 7

7. Carrollton 48 10

8. Starr's Mill 41 8

9. Wayne County 22 9

10.Ware County 10 NR


Others receiving votes: Griffin 4, Eagle's Landing 3, Flowery Branch 3, Arabia Mountain 2, Bainbridge 2

Dropped out: Griffin (5).


Class AAAA

Pts Prv

1. Blessed Trinity (13) 130 7

2. Marist 117 4

3. Mary Persons 89 NR

4. St. Pius X 82 NR

5. Cartersville 64 1

6. Burke County 58 3

(tie)Woodward Academy 58 6

8. Jefferson 49 9

9. Thomson 43 5

10.Cedartown 9 8

Others receiving votes: Ridgeland 8, Troup 5, Americus-Sumter 2, Eastside-Covington 1

Dropped out: Ridgeland (2), Heritage-Catoosa (10).


Class AAA 

PtsPrv

1. Calhoun (12) 129 5

2. Peach County (1) 118 3

3. Cedar Grove 99 1

4. Greater Atlanta Christian 95 2

5. Jenkins-Savannah 66 4

6. Liberty County 51 NR

(tie) Westminster 51 NR

8. Pike County 46 NR

9. Monroe Area 21 8

10.Crisp County 16 6

Others receiving votes: Lovett 8, East Hall 6, Westside-Macon 3, Bremen 2, Cook 2, Pierce County 2

Dropped out: Morgan County (7), Bremen (9), Lovett (10).


Class AA

Pts Prv

1. Hapeville Charter (12) 129 4

2. Rabun County (1) 117 5

3. Heard County 98 6

4. Brooks County 87 8

5. Benedictine 78 1

6. Thomasville 68 3

7. Screven County 55 2

8. Callaway 38 9

9. Dodge County 15 7

10.Jefferson County 10 10

Others receiving votes: Toombs County 9, Rockmart 8, Pepperell 2

Dropped out: None.


Class A (public)

Pts Prv

1. Clinch County (13) 130 8

2. Irwin County 117 4

3. Emanuel County Institute 97 5

(tie) Mt. Zion-Carroll 97 NR

5. Manchester 76 3

6. Macon County 61 10

7. Charlton County 57 NR

8. Mitchell County 31 NR

9. Marion 12 NR

(tie)Schley County 12 NR

Others receiving votes: Lincoln County 10, Pelham 8, Dooly County 5, Washington-Wilkes 3, Commerce 1

Dropped out: None.


Class A (Private)

Pts Prv

1. Eagle's Landing Christian (13) 130 1

2. Athens Academy 117 6

3. Mount Paran Christian 95 3

4. Prince Avenue Christian 85 7

5. Stratford Academy 69 NR

6. Calvary Day 50 NR

7. Darlington 37 NR

8. Savannah Country Day 36 NR

9. Wesleyan 19 9

10.Aquinas 11 NR

Others receiving votes: Mt. Pisgah 4, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian 3, Whitefield Academy 3,

Dropped out: None.

Publications participating: Albany Herald; Augusta Chronicle; Times-Georgian, Carrollton; Cherokee Tribune, Canton; Covington News; The Daily Citizen, Dalton; Douglas County Sentinel, Douglasville; Forsyth County News, Cumming; Gwinnett Daily Post, Lawrenceville; Marietta Daily Journal; Savannah Morning News; Tifton Gazette; Walker Co. Messenger, LaFayette.

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