ATLANTA — Four weeks into the schedule has Class A and AA welcoming two new members each into this week's Associated Press high school football poll.
With Darlington's loss to a North Carolina team, No. 9 Miller County and No. 10 Savannah Christian Prep enter the Class A rankings. No. 7 Lincoln County falls five positions allowing Nos. 2-6 to all advance one place. Emanuel County Institute continues at No. 1.
Class AA also welcomes two as No. 9 Laney steps up along with No. 10 Chattooga entering to share the slot with Henry County. Brooks County's loss removes them from the rankings while providing a single slot advance for all others except the top four — who remain the same.
Former No.3 Bainbridge lost to unranked Harris County resulting with their elimination from the poll in Class AAAA. Statesboro takes over the slot and Mays enters at No. 10. Most of the other teams advanced one position with Marist climbing two. No. 1 Tucker and No. 2 Westside-Macon continue at the top.
Cartersville's loss forces them out of the Class AAA rankings as Washington County jumps two places to take over at No. 7. Four of the five top positions each move up one while Cairo continues to hold on at No. 1. Peach County becomes the newcomer at No. 10.
In Class AAAAA, Northside-Warner Robins enjoys a technical one-slot advance as they now share the No. 2 position with Camden County. No. 7 North Gwinnett advances a couple while No. 10 Valdosta retreats four. Norcross is out making room for Coffee County to enter at No. 9. The other four remain unchanged with Lowndes still No. 1.