ATLANTA — After eight weeks of competition only Class AAA experienced any significant changes in the Associated Press high school football poll.
Although Carver-Columbus remains No. 1 in Class AAA, Stephens County and North Hall each moved up two positions to Nos. 2 and 3, and Shaw climbed five to No. 4. All this was made possible after No. 6 LaGrange and No. 9 Carrollton lost and tumbled four and six slots, respectively.
Flowery Branch continues to show up among others receiving votes.
In Class AAAA, the top three continue, the middle three each move up one and No. 7 Fayette County advances three places. Habersham Central entered the rankings, taking Evans’ No. 9 slot as they exit. Former No. 4 Cherokee is left unranked after losing big to unranked Douglas County making way for Mays to move back into the poll at No. 10.
The only changes in Class AAAAA is No. 4 Lowndes and No. 5 Norcross trading places, Camden County moving up one and taking Peachtree Ridge’s place at No. 9, and Grayson entering at No. 10. The top three continue with North Gwinnett at No. 1.
Calhoun and Dodge County, formerly Nos. 5 and 6 in Class AA, take Early County’s place tied at No. 4 as the Bobcats fall two slot to No. 6.
The only other changes are No. 8 Savannah Christian and No. 10 Callaway flip-flopping. Buford remains the classification’s top-ranked team.
Class A rankings have only No. 10 Brookstone taking Seminole County’s place as they become ranked for the first time. Commerce garnered votes, but fell outside the top 10.