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2021-22 Final GHSA Girls Basketball State Rankings


Class AAAAAAA

1. Norcross (26-5)
2. Harrison (27-4)
3. Campbell (20-11)
4. Brookwood (23-5)
5. Grayson (22-6)
6. North Forsyth (24-4)
7. Archer (22-7)
8. Cherokee (23-6)
9. West Forsyth (21-8)
10. Woodstock (19-10)

Class AAAAAA

1. Lovejoy (28-3)
2. River Ridge (28-2)
3. Sequoyah (24-8)
4. Kell (27-3)
5. Rockdale County (21-8)
6. Brunswick (27-2)
7. Carrollton (24-5)
8. Langston Hughes (23-7)
9. Rome (22-5)
10. Sprayberry (20-8)

Class AAAAA

1. Woodward Academy (29-2)
2. Forest Park (22-7)
3. Warner Robins (25-6)
4. Maynard Jackson (18-5)
5. Greenbrier (26-4)
6. New Manchester (19-10)
7. Loganville (21-8)
8. Griffin (22-7)
9. Stockbridge (21-7)
10. Northside-Columbus (21-8)

Class AAAA

1. Marist (28-3)
2. Luella (27-4)
3. Baldwin (26-3)
4. Pickens (26-4)
5. Jefferson (25-4)
6. Carver-Columbus (25-4)
7. Chestatee (21-9)
8. Northwest Whitfield (21-10)
9. Arabia Mountain (19-7)
10. Dougherty (17-8)

Class AAA

1. Lumpkin County (30-1)
2. GAC (25-7)
3. Cross Creek (25-2)
4. Westminster (17-11)
5. Pierce County (24-6)
6. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (28-2)
7. Sumter County (23-7)
8. Central-Macon (23-6)
9. Murray County (21-7)
10. East Forsyth (20-9)

Class AA

1. Elbert County (28-4)
2. Rabun County (24-6)
3. Josey (24-6)
4. Northeast-Macon (23-7)
5. Fannin County (26-3)
6. Callaway (21-5)
7. Laney (17-8)
8. Swainsboro (20-3)
9. Dodge County (23-4)
10. Woodville-Tompkins (18-10)

Class A-Private

1. Mt. Paran (25-4)
2. Holy Innocents’ (27-3)
3. Hebron Christian (26-6)
4. Galloway (18-10)
5. St. Francis (26-4)
6. Trinity Christian (23-6)
7. Wesleyan (13-10)
8. Landmark Christian (21-9)
9. Deerfield-Windsor (20-5)
10. Calvary Day (19-6)

Class A-Public

1. Lake Oconee Academy (26-1)
2. Hancock Central (18-4)
3. Commerce (14-15)
4. Seminole County (18-12)
5. Montgomery County (25-3)
6. Taylor County (23-5)
7. Pelham (19-3)
8. Dublin (22-9)
9. Screven County (21-4)
10. Schley County (18-5)

State Championship Recaps

2021-22 GHSA Final Regular Season Girls Basketball State Rankings


Class AAAAAAA

1. North Forsyth (23-3)
2. Brookwood (21-4)
3. Grayson (20-5)
4. Norcross (21-5)
5. Harrison (23-3)
6. Cherokee (21-5)
7. Campbell (17-10)
8. South Forsyth (20-8)
9. Archer (19-6)
10. West Forsyth (20-7)

Class AAAAAA

1. River Ridge (26-1)
2. Lovejoy (23-3)
3. Kell (24-2)
4. Langston Hughes (22-6)
5. Brunswick (25-1)
6. Carrollton (23-4)
7. Grovetown (21-6)
8. Sequoyah (20-7)
9. Sprayberry (19-7)
10. Buford (22-4)

Class AAAAA

1. Woodward Academy (24-2)
2. Forest Park (18-6)
3. Griffin (21-6)
4. Maynard Jackson (16-4)
5. Union Grove (21-4)
6. Warner Robins (22-5)
7. Greenbrier (24-3)
8. McIntosh (18-7)
9. Eagle’s Landing (18-6)
10. New Manchester (16-9)

Class AAAA

1. Luella (23-3)
2. Carver-Columbus (23-3)
3. Jefferson (23-3)
4. Baldwin (23-2)
5. Marist (23-3)
6. Chestatee (20-8)
7. Cedar Shoals (17-9)
8. Arabia Mountain (19-6)
9. Dougherty (17-7)
10. Pickens (23-3)

Class AAA

1. Lumpkin County (25-1)
2. Cross Creek (23-1)
3. GAC (21-6)
4. Westminster (14-10)
5. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (26-1)
6. Sumter County (21-6)
7. Pierce County (21-5)
8. Tattnall County (17-7)
9. Central-Macon (21-5)
10. East Jackson (23-3)

Class AA

1. Rabun County (20-5)
2. Elbert County (23-4)
3. Northeast-Macon (20-6)
4. Fannin County (24-2)
5. Dodge County (22-3)
6. Josey (21-5)
7. Laney (15-7)
8. Callaway (19-4)
9. Swainsboro (19-2)
10. Washington County (16-8)

Class A-Private

1. Holy Innocents’ (24-2)
2. Mt. Paran (20-4)
3. St. Francis (24-3)
4. Hebron Christian (22-5)
5. Galloway (15-9)
6. Trinity Christian (21-5)
7. Wesleyan (13-9)
8. Landmark Christian (19-8)
9. Darlington (20-6)
10. Deerfield-Windsor (19-4)

Class A-Public

1. Montgomery County (23-2)
2. Screven County (20-3)
3. Lake Oconee Academy (21-1)
4. Claxton (15-6)
5. Schley County (17-4)
6. Mt. Zion-Carrollton (21-6)
7. Clinch County (15-3)
8. Charlton County (22-5)
9. Taylor County (20-4)
10. Bryan County (22-5)

The state playoffs are here!

The final regular season rankings reflect an emphasis on the entirety of the season more so than just region tournament results. Teams are peaking at the right time while others may be running out of gas. Ask yourself, do you put more stock into recent trends or what a team has compiled over four months of work?

Region Tournament Results

First Round State Playoffs Matchups

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Week 13 GHSA Girls Basketball State Rankings


Class AAAAAAA

1. Brookwood (18-3)
2. North Forsyth (20-3)
3. Grayson (17-4)
4. Norcross (18-4)
5. Harrison (19-3)
6. Cherokee (19-5)
7. South Forsyth (18-6)
8. Archer (17-5)
9. Woodstock (17-8)
10. West Forsyth (18-6)

Class AAAAAA

1. River Ridge (23-1)
2. Lovejoy (19-3)
3. Kell (20-2)
4. Buford (19-3)
5. Langston Hughes (19-5)
6. Sequoyah (18-6)
7. Brunswick (22-1)
8. Sprayberry (16-6)
9. Rockdale County (16-6)
10. Rome (18-3)

Class AAAAA

1. Woodward Academy (21-2)
2. Forest Park (15-5)
3. Griffin (19-6)
4. Union Grove (19-4)
5. Maynard Jackson (12-4)
6. Warner Robins (20-5)
7. Greenbrier (20-3)
8. Northside-Columbus (19-5)
9. McIntosh (16-6)
10. Stockbridge (18-5)

Class AAAA

1. Luella (21-3)
2. Carver-Columbus (19-3)
3. Jefferson (20-3)
4. Baldwin (20-2)
5. Marist (20-3)
6. Pickens (20-2)
7. Arabia Mountain (16-5)
8. Cedar Shoals (15-7)
9. Chestatee (17-7)
10. Dougherty (15-7)

Class AAA

1. Lumpkin County (23-1)
2. GAC (17-5)
3. Cross Creek (19-1)
4. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (22-1)
5. Sumter County (19-6)
6. East Jackson (20-2)
7. Tattnall County (15-6)
8. Pierce County (18-5)
9. Murray County (18-4)
10. Central-Macon (20-4)

Class AA

1. Rabun County (17-4)
2. Elbert County (20-3)
3. Fannin County (19-2)
4. Northeast-Macon (17-6)
5. Dodge County (18-2)
6. Laney (13-5)
7. Josey (16-5)
8. Callaway (16-4)
9. Washington County (14-5)
10. Swainsboro (16-2)

Class A-Private

1. Holy Innocents’ (20-2)
2. Mt. Paran (17-4)
3. St. Francis (20-3)
4. Wesleyan (12-6)
5. Hebron Christian (19-4)
6. Trinity Christian (19-5)
7. Galloway (13-7)
8. Deerfield-Windsor (16-3)
9. Darlington (18-5)
10. Calvary Day (17-4)

Class A-Public

1. Montgomery County (19-2)
2. Lake Oconee Academy (17-1)
3. Bryan County (20-4)
4. Screven County (16-3)
5. Pelham (14-1)
6. Claxton (13-4)
7. Taylor County (19-3)
8. Schley County (15-4)
9. Mt. Zion-Carrollton (19-6)
10. Telfair County (16-5)

The final week of the regular season is upon us. Some regions have already wrapped up their schedule while the majority finish up over the next few days. With that being said, please send region tournament brackets along with All-Region Teams to kylesandy355@gmail.com in order to be added to the Master Schedule which will be updated in real-time with final scores throughout the postseason.

Just like on the boys side, there is no movement in Class 7A this week. No. 1 Brookwood won at No. 3 Grayson 65-57 as UGA-commit Diana Collins poured in 28 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals while Nekaya Williams added 18 points and 8 rebounds. At one point the Rams led by double-digits but an injury in the third quarter to Erin Rodgers helped fuel a Broncos surge. No. 4 Norcross beat last week’s Class A-Private No. 6 Galloway 62-53 on the road before dropping 71-68 to Class 6A No. 2 Lovejoy. Jania Akins finished with 27 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1 block in the win over Galloway. No. 5 Harrison set a new school-record with their 13th consecutive victory as the Hoyas outlasted North Paulding in overtime 50-43 as Anna Gernatt and Holley Turner scored 15 apiece. No. 10 West Forsyth got back on track with the return of Tennessee Tech-signee Cayla Cowart, scoring 9 points in the second half in a 58-34 win over Forsyth Central, Kathrine Bottoms leading the way with a career-high 17.

There is some shuffling around in Class 6A, but the top two remain unchanged. Bryanna Preston scored 16 points and Ayanna Boyd netted 13 in No. 2 Lovejoy’s 71-68 win at Class 7A No. 4 Norcross. No. 3 Kell rises a spot with a revenge win over No. 8 Sprayberry 72-62, Crystal Henderson dumping in 34 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. No. 6 Sequoyah climbs two spots following a 64-45 win against Cambridge, Elle Blatchford scoring 25 points. No. 7 Brunswick is also up two slots as the program recorded its 250th win, beating Lowndes 61-57, Shane’ Jackson double-doubling with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Grovetown (18-6) slips out of the Top 10 after losing 46-42 to No. 9 Rockdale County, who is back in the rankings for the first time since Week 9. Danielle Carnegie netted 18 points in the win and is averaging 20.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.4 steals per game over her sophomore season. The Bulldogs have played a tough schedule and have gone 3-6 vs. Top 10 opponents.

After 10 weeks of the same three teams being ranked in the Top 3, Class 5A welcomes a new permutation following No. 5 Maynard Jackson’s upset loss at Villa Rica 63-51, dropping the Jaguars three spots as they were unable to slow down Kaela Ward who exploded for 34 points, 13 rebounds and 7 steals. No. 3 Griffin is back near the top of the poll after spending time in the three-spot in Weeks 1 and 2. The Bears knocked off No. 8 Northside-Columbus 66-59 to secure the one-seed in the Region 2 Tournament. No. 4 Union Grove is up a position following a 40-33 win against Dutchtown which helped them land the one-seed in Region 4. No. 10 Stockbridge slips a place with a 47-45 loss at Eagle’s Landing, but holds the two-seed in the Region 4 Tournament.

Class 4A No. 1 Luella continues to click on all cylinders, drilling Southwest DeKalb 60-42 after holding a 38-point lead after three quarters if MaxPreps is correct. No. 2 Carver-Columbus’ supremacy over Region 2 was reaffirmed with wins over Troup County 79-49 and Hardaway (15-6) 59-44, knocking the Hawks out of the Top 10. No. 4 Baldwin clobbered West Laurens 68-19, Tamia Smith scoring 16 points. No. 5 Marist’s spell over No. 7 Arabia Mountain has yet to be broken as the War Eagles swept the season series with a 36-26 win and has now won four-straight against the Rams. No. 6 Pickens creeps up a spot in the rankings, running their winning streak up to 18 after victories over Northwest Whitfield (39-31) and Class A-Private No. 9 Darlington (50-44). Bainbridge (16-9) falls out of the poll with a 36-27 loss to debutant No. 10 Dougherty, who finished the regular season on a 5-game winning streak to snatch the one-seed out of Region 1 en route to becoming the fourth team out of the six-team grouping to spend time in the Top 10. Four players average double-digits for the Trojans led by 5-foot-10 junior center Jacquelyn Buchanan (13.3 ppg, 6 rpg). 5-foot-1 Jatiana Chambers is in the running for Class 4A Freshman of the Year averaging 12.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 5.4 steals. 5-foot-8 senior Shakeria Hallman rejoined the team in mid-December and is averaging 11.6 points per game while 5-foot-5 senior Kaylin Thompson brings athleticism and energy, chipping in 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.2 steals. Back in the poll is No. 9 Chestatee who earned road wins over North Oconee (55-46) and Madison County (52-25) to pull into a three-way tie for second-place in Region 8. The War Eagles can clinch the two-seed if they can defeat No. 8 Cedar Shoals. The Jaguars lost 75-33 to Class A-Private No. 6 Trinity Christian this past week but beat Chestatee 65-53 earlier in the season.

Class 3A No. 1 Lumpkin County found themselves in a dogfight with Region 7 two-seed White County, up 44-42 after three quarters before the Indians pulled away late for a 64-52 win to polish off an undefeated record in region play. Region 7 Player of the Year Mary Mullinax scored 22 points. No. 2 GAC crushed Cedar Grove 80-41 as Xavier-signee Kaleigh Addie poured in 36 points and Trinity Thomas posted 32 points and 10 rebounds. No. 3 Cross Creek beat Thomson 64-39, No. 6 East Jackson edged Hart County 47-40 and No. 9 Murray County held off Ringgold 63-55 on the road as Mattie Nuckolls erupted for five threes on her way to 25 points while Ella Dotson scored 17 points. North Hall (17-8) got a big 62-52 win over East Forsyth, but a 62-48 upset loss at 9-17 Gilmer earlier in the week sinks the Trojans from the Top 10. Riding an 8-game winning streak back into the rankings for the first time since Week 3 is No. 10 Central-Macon. The Chargers went to Fort Valley and blew past Peach County 51-32 to lock up the two-seed in Region 2. Taniya Prior netted 19 points.

The nip-and-tuck razor thin margin of error in Class 2A is about to come to a head. No. 1 Rabun County hangs onto their spot atop the poll after losing 48-47 at Rabun Gap and rallying to beat Highlands, NC 54-48 on Senior Night, Carley Haban scoring 16 points and Emmanuel-signee Gracie Deetz tallying 15 points and 9 rebounds. The LadyCats travel to The Inferno on Tuesday for their rematch with No. 2 Elbert County who is coming off a 71-47 win against Union County. Terrace Hester has found a groove, averaging 31 points per game over her last two outings. No. 4 Northeast-Macon defeated Lamar County 76-38 and travels to No. 9 Washington County on Friday with a chance to secure the one-seed heading into the Region 3 Tournament. The Golden Hawks tumble four spots after losing 55-52 to region foe No. 5 Dodge County, freshman Lyric Green posting 19 points to power the Squaws. Washington County also lost 65-42 at No. 6 Laney, who jolts right back into the Top 10. No. 8 Callaway had a statement week highlighted by a 63-45 win at Heard County (18-5) dropping the Braves from the poll. No. 10 Swainsboro tumbles two spots with a 45-41 loss at Vidalia.

Class A-Private No. 1 Holy Innocents’ trounced No. 4 Wesleyan 64-35 in Region 5 play. No. 2 Mt. Paran rises with a 63-29 win at North Cobb Christian after No. 3 St. Francis fell 54-49 at McEachern. No. 5 Hebron Christian edged No. 7 Galloway 61-60 and beat Southwest DeKalb 71-50. Galloway also lost 62-53 to Class 7A No. 4 Norcross. No. 6 Trinity Christian moves up with a 59-31 win over Brookstone and a 75-33 dismantling of Class 4A No. 8 Cedar Shoals, Madison Morge dropping 30 points. No. 8 Deerfield-Windsor escaped Macon with a 40-39 win at Stratford Academy. No. 9 Darlington lost 50-44 at Class 4A No. 6 Pickens but moves up a spot with an earlier 51-24 win over North Cobb Christian. No. 10 Calvary Day slides two spots as All-State guard Mahkayla Premo continues to watch from the sidelines in a boot. The Cavaliers lost to rival Savannah Country Day 42-41, Hannah Cail scoring 22 in the defeat.

The top eight teams in Class A-Public handled their business, leading to no changes. Region 3 is coming down to the wire as No. 4 Screven County heads to No. 6 Claxton on Tuesday to decide first-place, both teams sitting at 11-1 while No. 3 Bryan County is 11-3. Dublin (16-7) drops out after a 2-2 week saw the Irish lose 56-48 to West Laurens and 29-27 at No. 10 Telfair County, who is down one spot following an 85-55 loss at Bleckley County. In the low-scoring win over Dublin, Beth Murphy provided 10 points and 15 rebounds. No. 9 Mt. Zion-Carrollton returns to the Top 10 after avenging their lone Region 6 loss of the season, drilling Trion 50-31 to secure the one-seed.

Week 12 GHSA Girls Basketball State Rankings


PRO Movement

Class AAAAAAA

1. Brookwood (16-3)
2. North Forsyth (18-3)
3. Grayson (16-3)
4. Norcross (16-3)
5. Harrison (17-3)
6. Cherokee (18-5)
7. South Forsyth (17-6)
8. Archer (15-5)
9. Woodstock (15-8)
10. West Forsyth (17-6)

Class AAAAAA

1. River Ridge (21-1)
2. Lovejoy (16-3)
3. Buford (18-3)
4. Kell (18-2)
5. Langston Hughes (17-5)
6. Grovetown (17-5)
7. Sprayberry (14-5)
8. Sequoyah (16-6)
9. Brunswick (19-1)
10. Rome (16-3)

Class AAAAA

1. Woodward Academy (19-2)
2. Maynard Jackson (11-3)
3. Forest Park (13-5)
4. Griffin (18-6)
5. Union Grove (17-4)
6. Warner Robins (19-5)
7. Northside-Columbus (18-4)
8. Greenbrier (18-3)
9. Stockbridge (17-4)
10. McIntosh (14-6)

Class AAAA

1. Luella (18-3)
2. Carver-Columbus (16-3)
3. Jefferson (19-3)
4. Baldwin (17-2)
5. Marist (18-3)
6. Arabia Mountain (15-4)
7. Pickens (18-2)
8. Cedar Shoals (14-6)
9. Bainbridge (15-8)
10. Hardaway (13-5)

Class AAA

1. Lumpkin County (21-1)
2. GAC (14-5)
3. Cross Creek (16-1)
4. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (20-1)
5. Sumter County (16-6)
6. East Jackson (18-2)
7. Tattnall County (13-6)
8. Pierce County (16-5)
9. Murray County (16-4)
10. North Hall (16-7)

Class AA

1. Rabun County (16-3)
2. Elbert County (19-3)
3. Fannin County (17-2)
4. Northeast-Macon (15-6)
5. Washington County (13-3)
6. Dodge County (16-2)
7. Josey (14-5)
8. Swainsboro (15-1)
9. Callaway (13-4)
10. Heard County (17-4)

Class A-Private

1. Holy Innocents’ (19-2)
2. St. Francis (17-2)
3. Mt. Paran (15-4)
4. Wesleyan (11-5)
5. Hebron Christian (17-4)
6. Galloway (13-5)
7. Trinity Christian (16-5)
8. Calvary Day (16-3)
9. Deerfield-Windsor (14-3)
10. Darlington (17-4)

Class A-Public

1. Montgomery County (17-2)
2. Lake Oconee Academy (16-1)
3. Bryan County (18-4)
4. Screven County (14-3)
5. Pelham (12-1)
6. Claxton (10-4)
7. Taylor County (17-3)
8. Schley County (14-4)
9. Telfair County (14-4)
10. Dublin (14-5)

Competitive regions are figuring out seeding for the region playoffs while influencing the current day Top 10. Continue reading Week 12 GHSA Girls Basketball State Rankings

Week 11 GHSA Girls Basketball State Rankings


PRO Movement

Class AAAAAAA

1. Brookwood (15-3)
2. North Forsyth (16-3)
3. Grayson (14-3)
4. Norcross (14-2)
5. West Forsyth (17-4)
6. Harrison (15-3)
7. Cherokee (16-5)
8. South Forsyth (15-6)
9. Archer (13-5)
10. Tift County (13-3)

Class AAAAAA

1. River Ridge (19-1)
2. Lovejoy (13-3)
3. Buford (16-3)
4. Kell (16-2)
5. Brunswick (17-0)
6. Langston Hughes (14-5)
7. Grovetown (15-5)
8. Sprayberry (11-5)
9. Sequoyah (14-6)
10. Rome (14-3)

Class AAAAA

1. Woodward Academy (16-2)
2. Maynard Jackson (10-2)
3. Forest Park (11-3)
4. Union Grove (16-3)
5. Griffin (16-5)
6. Northside-Columbus (16-3)
7. McIntosh (13-4)
8. Warner Robins (17-5)
9. Greenbrier (16-3)
10. Stockbridge (16-4)

Class AAAA

1. Luella (16-3)
2. Jefferson (17-2)
3. Carver-Columbus (14-3)
4. Baldwin (13-2)
5. Marist (15-3)
6. Arabia Mountain (13-4)
7. Cedar Shoals (12-5)
8. Pickens (16-2)
9. Chestatee (14-6)
10. Westover (13-6)

Class AAA

1. Lumpkin County (19-1)
2. GAC (12-5)
3. Cross Creek (14-1)
4. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (18-1)
5. Pierce County (15-3)
6. Sumter County (15-6)
7. East Jackson (15-2)
8. Oconee County (12-4)
9. Tattnall County (12-6)
10. North Hall (15-6)

Class AA

1. Rabun County (14-3)
2. Elbert County (17-3)
3. Fannin County (15-2)
4. Northeast-Macon (14-5)
5. Swainsboro (14-0)
6. Josey (12-5)
7. Washington County (10-3)
8. Dodge County (13-2)
9. Laney (7-4)
10. Callaway (12-4)

Class A-Private

1. Holy Innocents’ (17-2)
2. St. Francis (15-2)
3. Mt. Paran (13-4)
4. Hebron Christian (16-2)
5. Wesleyan (9-5)
6. Galloway (12-5)
7. Trinity Christian (14-5)
8. Calvary Day (15-2)
9. Deerfield-Windsor (12-3)
10. Darlington (15-3)

Class A-Public

1. Montgomery County (14-2)
2. Bryan County (17-3)
3. Taylor County (16-2)
4. Lake Oconee Academy (13-1)
5. Screven County (13-3)
6. Pelham (10-1)
7. Mt. Zion-Carrollton (15-5)
8. Telfair County (13-3)
9. Schley County (12-3)
10. Claxton (9-4)

Seven new teams break into the Top 10 while a new number one rises to the top of the heap. Continue reading Week 11 GHSA Girls Basketball State Rankings