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Final 2017-18 Girls Rankings

Class AAAAAAA

  1. Westlake (30-1)
  2. Newton (27-4)
  3. McEachern (21-6)
  4. North Forsyth (28-3)
  5. Norcross (26-4)
  6. Collins Hill (26-3)
  7. Cherokee (26-3)
  8. Hillgrove (19-8)
  9. South Gwinnett (23-4)
  10. Lambert (18-10) 

Class AAAAAA

  1. Lovejoy (32-1)
  2. Harrison (26-5)
  3. Winder-Barrow (22-5)
  4. Douglas County (24-7)
  5. Northview (24-7)
  6. Tucker (19-11)
  7. Valdosta (22-8)
  8. Coffee (18-10)
  9. Creekview (19-9)
  10. Lanier (22-7) 

Class AAAAA

  1. Buford (29-3)
  2. Flowery Branch (26-7)
  3. Villa Rica (26-2)
  4. Harris County (28-3)
  5. Eagle’s Landing (23-7)
  6. Carrollton (24-7)
  7. Arabia Mountain (21-3)
  8. Dutchtown (23-6)
  9. Fayette County (22-7)
  10. Ware County (26-3)

Class AAAA

  1. Spalding (28-2)
  2. Henry County (29-2)
  3. Carver-Columbus (29-2)
  4. Americus-Sumter (24-8)
  5. Madison County (22-7)
  6. Jefferson (23-7)
  7. Marist (23-3)
  8. Luella (22-6)
  9. Northwest Whitfield (25-4)
  10. Baldwin (25-4) 

Class AAA

  1. Johnson-Savannah (23-6)
  2. Greater Atlanta Christian (25-5)
  3. Franklin County (30-1)
  4. Tattnall County (25-6)
  5. Beach (27-3)
  6. Lovett (25-5)
  7. Haralson County (27-3)
  8. Peach County (22-8)
  9. Central-Macon (23-5)
  10. Pierce County (21-8) 

Class AA

  1. Laney (32-0)
  2. Josey (28-5)
  3. Model (25-4)
  4. Fitzgerald (17-6)
  5. Banks County (25-6)
  6. Dodge County (24-5)
  7. Rabun County (24-7)
  8. Swainsboro (23-5)
  9. Douglass (18-7)
  10. Washington County (20-8) 

Class A-Private

  1. Wesleyan (27-4)
  2. Holy Innocents’ (29-2)
  3. St. Francis (26-5)
  4. Stratford Academy (26-3)
  5. Paideia (21-10)
  6. Prince Avenue Christian (26-3)
  7. Calvary Day (27-3)
  8. Christian Heritage (22-7)
  9. Our Lady of Mercy (21-4)
  10. Galloway (17-8)

Class A-Public

  1. Greenville (28-2)
  2. Marion County (25-6)
  3. Telfair County (27-3)
  4. Terrell County (25-5)
  5. Pelham (27-3)
  6. Wheeler County (20-5)
  7. Wilcox County (23-6)
  8. Bowdon (23-6)
  9. Macon County (21-6)
  10. Calhoun County (18-11)

Final Regular Season Girls Rankings

Class AAAAAAA

  1. Westlake (25-1)
  2. Collins Hill (24-2)
  3. Norcross (24-3)
  4. North Forsyth (25-2)
  5. Cherokee (24-2)
  6. Newton (23-3)
  7. McEachern (18-5)
  8. Lowndes (20-6)
  9. South Gwinnett (22-3)
  10. Hillgrove (17-7)

Class AAAAAA

  1. Lovejoy (27-1)
  2. Winder-Barrow (21-4)
  3. Harrison (22-4)
  4. Creekview (18-8)
  5. Douglas County (21-6)
  6. Valdosta (20-7)
  7. Northview (21-6)
  8. Lanier (21-6)
  9. Tucker (19-9)
  10. Sequoyah (22-7)

Class AAAAA

  1. Buford (24-3)
  2. Harris County (25-2)
  3. Villa Rica (23-1)
  4. Ware County (25-2)
  5. Flowery Branch (22-6)
  6. Eagle’s Landing (21-6)
  7. Arabia Mountain (20-2)
  8. Carrollton (22-6)
  9. Rome (23-5)
  10. Dutchtown (21-5)

Class AAAA

  1. Carver-Columbus (26-1)
  2. Henry County (25-1)
  3. Spalding (23-2)
  4. Northwest Whitfield (24-3)
  5. Luella (21-5)
  6. Burke County (17-6)
  7. Marist (21-2)
  8. Baldwin (24-3)
  9. Jefferson (21-6)
  10. Madison County (20-6)

Class AAA

  1. Greater Atlanta Christian (21-4)
  2. Franklin County (27-0)
  3. Beach (25-2)
  4. Johnson-Savannah (18-6)
  5. Lovett (23-4)
  6. Tattnall County (22-5)
  7. Peach County (20-7)
  8. Central-Macon (22-3)
  9. Haralson County (25-2)
  10. Pierce County (20-7)

Class AA

  1. Laney (27-0)
  2. Banks County (23-5)
  3. Josey (24-4)
  4. Dodge County (22-4)
  5. Metter (21-6)
  6. Model (23-3)
  7. Rabun County (22-6)
  8. Swainsboro (22-4)
  9. Putnam County (20-4)
  10. Washington County (19-7)

Class A-Private

  1. Holy Innocents’ (26-1)
  2. St. Francis (24-4)
  3. Wesleyan (23-4)
  4. Stratford Academy (24-2)
  5. Our Lady of Mercy (21-3)
  6. Calvary Day (26-2)
  7. Prince Avenue Christian (25-2)
  8. Landmark Christian (15-11)
  9. Paideia (19-9)
  10. Christian Heritage (21-6)

Class A-Public

  1. Telfair County (25-2)
  2. Marion County (22-5)
  3. Terrell County (23-4)
  4. Pelham (26-2)
  5. Greenville (24-2)
  6. Wilcox County (22-5)
  7. Bowdon (22-5)
  8. Macon County (20-5)
  9. Wheeler County (19-4)
  10. Calhoun County (17-10)

 

All Region Tournament results can be found HERE.

Week 12 Girls Rankings (Pre-Region Tournament)

Class AAAAAAA

  1. Westlake (23-1)
  2. Collins Hill (22-2)
  3. Norcross (22-3)
  4. Cherokee (22-2)
  5. North Forsyth (23-2)
  6. Newton (22-3)
  7. McEachern (16-5)
  8. Lowndes (19-6)
  9. South Gwinnett (21-2)
  10. Colquitt County (19-6)

Class AAAAAA

  1. Lovejoy (24-1)
  2. Winder-Barrow (19-4)
  3. Harrison (20-4)
  4. Forest Park (21-4)
  5. Creekview (17-7)
  6. Lanier (20-5)
  7. Douglas County (19-6)
  8. Brunswick (17-8)
  9. Valdosta (18-7)
  10. Alpharetta (19-4)

Class AAAAA

  1. Buford (22-3)
  2. Harris County (23-2)
  3. Arabia Mountain (19-1)
  4. Flowery Branch (20-5)
  5. Ware County (22-2)
  6. Villa Rica (20-1)
  7. Carrollton (20-5)
  8. Eagle’s Landing (18-6)
  9. Bainbridge (21-4)
  10. Rome (21-4)

Class AAAA

  1. Carver-Columbus (24-1)
  2. Henry County (23-1)
  3. Spalding (21-2)
  4. Luella (19-4)
  5. Northwest Whitfield (22-3)
  6. Madison County (19-5)
  7. Baldwin (23-2)
  8. Marist (19-2)
  9. Burke County (15-6)
  10. Americus-Sumter (19-6)

Class AAA

  1. Greater Atlanta Christian (19-4)
  2. Franklin County (25-0)
  3. Johnson-Savannah (17-5)
  4. Beach (23-2)
  5. Central-Macon (21-2)
  6. Lovett (20-4)
  7. Tattnall County (20-5)
  8. Haralson County (21-2)
  9. Peach County (17-7)
  10. Pierce County (19-6) 

Class AA

  1. Laney (25-0)
  2. Putnam County (20-2)
  3. Josey (22-3)
  4. Banks County (20-5)
  5. Swainsboro (21-3)
  6. Model (20-3)
  7. Washington County (18-6)
  8. Dodge County (20-4)
  9. Rabun County (20-5)
  10. Early County (19-6) 

Class A-Private

  1. Holy Innocents’ (23-1)
  2. St. Francis (21-4)
  3. Wesleyan (21-3)
  4. Stratford Academy (21-2)
  5. Our Lady of Mercy (20-2)
  6. Calvary Day (24-2)
  7. Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (18-6)
  8. Athens Academy (21-3)
  9. Prince Avenue Christian (22-2)
  10. Landmark Christian (14-10)

Class A-Public

  1. Greenville (24-1)
  2. Pelham (24-1)
  3. Telfair County (23-2)
  4. Wilcox County (21-4)
  5. Macon County (19-4)
  6. Wheeler County (19-3)
  7. Bowdon (20-4)
  8. Terrell County (20-4)
  9. Marion County (18-5)
  10. Georgia Military (22-1)

Week 11 Girls Rankings

Class AAAAAAA

  1. Westlake (21-1)
  2. Collins Hill (20-2)
  3. Norcross (20-3)
  4. Cherokee (21-2)
  5. North Forsyth (21-2)
  6. Newton (18-3)
  7. McEachern (14-5)
  8. Lowndes (17-5)
  9. South Gwinnett (19-2)
  10. Colquitt County (18-5) 

Class AAAAAA

  1. Lovejoy (21-1)
  2. Winder-Barrow (17-4)
  3. Harrison (17-4)
  4. Creekview (15-6)
  5. Northview (17-5)
  6. Coffee (14-7)
  7. Tucker (16-6)
  8. Forest Park (17-4)
  9. Lanier (18-5)
  10. Douglas County (16-6) 

Class AAAAA

  1. Buford (20-3)
  2. Harris County (21-2)
  3. Arabia Mountain (17-1)
  4. Flowery Branch (18-5)
  5. Ware County (19-2)
  6. Villa Rica (17-1)
  7. Rome (19-2)
  8. Carrollton (17-5)
  9. Eagle’s Landing (16-6)
  10. Bainbridge (20-4)

Class AAAA

  1. Carver-Columbus (23-1)
  2. Henry County (20-1)
  3. Spalding (18-2)
  4. Luella (16-4)
  5. Northwest Whitfield (20-3)
  6. Madison County (17-5)
  7. Baldwin (21-2)
  8. Marist (18-2)
  9. Burke County (13-6)
  10. Westover (19-3) 

Class AAA

  1. Greater Atlanta Christian (18-3)
  2. Franklin County (23-0)
  3. Johnson-Savannah (14-5)
  4. Beach (20-2)
  5. Central-Macon (19-2)
  6. Lovett (17-4)
  7. Tattnall County (19-5)
  8. Haralson County (18-2)
  9. Peach County (15-7)
  10. Hart County (17-6)

Class AA

  1. Laney (23-0)
  2. Banks County (19-4)
  3. Putnam County (18-2)
  4. Josey (20-2)
  5. Swainsboro (18-3)
  6. Model (18-3)
  7. Washington County (16-6)
  8. Early County (18-5)
  9. Dodge County (18-4)
  10. Rabun County (17-5) 

Class A-Private

  1. Holy Innocents’ (20-1)
  2. Wesleyan (19-3)
  3. St. Francis (18-4)
  4. Stratford Academy (19-2)
  5. Our Lady of Mercy (17-2)
  6. Calvary Day (21-2)
  7. Landmark Christian (12-9)
  8. Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (17-5)
  9. Athens Academy (19-3)
  10. Prince Avenue Christian (21-2) 

Class A-Public

  1. Greenville (22-1)
  2. Pelham (21-1)
  3. Telfair County (20-2)
  4. Wilcox County (18-4)
  5. Wheeler County (17-2)
  6. Macon County (17-4)
  7. Marion County (18-4)
  8. Bowdon (18-4)
  9. Terrell County (14-4)
  10. Calhoun County (14-8)

 

There’s finally some shakeup in Class AAAAAAA after weeks of stalemate. No. 2 Collins Hill has built up one of the state’s most impressive resumes and now adds a 64-57 win at Class A-Private No. 3 St. Francis to their ledger. No. 1 Westlake is still holding strong, but had to work hard to put away Wheeler 68-64. No. 6 Newton falls two spots after a loss to No. 9 South Gwinnett 66-61. The Lady Comets have also sunk two places after failing to capitalize on their momentum in Region 8, getting upset by Archer 48-40. No. 7 McEachern creeps up three spots after knocking Hillgrove (14-5) from the Top 10, 43-33, and scoring wins over Marietta (58-42) and North Cobb (52-48). Debuting in the rankings is No. 8 Lowndes. The Lady Vikings clipped No. 10 Colquitt County 55-49 and are now all of a sudden in the driver’s seat in Region 1 at a perfect 5-0.

With multiple Top 10 matchups last week, Class AAAAAA looks much different. No. 1 Lovejoy crushed No. 7 Tucker 68-33, but the Lady Tigers move up a spot thanks to their 45-43 overtime win against Stephenson (14-7) who drops out. The Lady Jaguars also lost to No. 8 Forest Park 49-48, but the Panthers fall two spots due to a surprising 53-47 loss to Drew. No. 2 Winder-Barrow got revenge with a 60-39 win at No. 9 Lanier and then had to hold on for dear life against Dacula, 53-52. The Longhorns weren’t as lucky, losing to Dacula 49-37 and tumbling four spots. No. 9 Douglas County is fortunate to remain in the rankings after a 53-48 loss at Mays. Alpharetta (18-4) departs after a 44-38 loss to Pope, meaning No. 5 Northview is back in command of Region 7, shooting all the way into the Top 5 after a turbulent week for the rest of the classification. Following the Lady Titans is new face, No. 6 Coffee. The Lady Trojans are surging in South Georgia, winning 9-straight including a thrilling 53-51 overtime victory on Senior Night against Tift County. During their winning streak, the Trojans have beaten Class 7A No. 8 Lowndes (40-37), Northside-Warner Robins (57-46) and Valdosta (38-36). Coffee has quick guards and physical post presences in seniors Yasha Merritt and Aerieonna Tucker. Merritt had 14 points and 21 rebounds while Tucker added 11 points and 9 rebounds in their win over Tift.

No. 1 Buford punished No. 4 Flowery Branch in Class AAAAA, 69-38. The Lady Wolves followed up with a 52-34 win in Tunnel Hill against Class 4A No. 5 Northwest Whitfield. No. 5 Ware County is up two spots. The Lady Gators have now won 19-straight since their 0-2 start. They cruised by Bradwell Institute 61-36. Region 7 has been turned upside down with No. 6 Villa Rica’s 58-46 loss to No. 8 Carrollton. Just when it looked like Carrollton could take the lead in the region, No. 7 Rome answered the call and edged the Lady Trojans 64-63. Entering the final week of regular season play, Villa Rica sits at 12-1 followed by Rome at 11-1 and Carrollton at 11-2. The Lady Wolves visit Villa Rica on Friday and Carrollton on Saturday. Elsewhere in the state, Dutchtown (18-4) exits the poll with a 49-44 loss to Woodland-Stockbridge. Back into the rankings is Region 4 frontrunner No. 9 Eagle’s Landing.

So much for anyone challenging No. 1 Carver-Columbus in Region 1-AAAA. The Tigers swatted away No. 10 Westover 67-37. No. 2 Henry County went to overtime to survive Woodward Academy 71-60. No. 3 Spalding had a scare as well, winning at Perry 54-50. Continuing the theme of close games, No. 6 Madison County was seconds away from losing to St. Pius X, but instead snatched a 46-43 win. No. 7 Baldwin defended homecourt against No. 9 Burke County 47-44. The Lady Bears move ahead of Westover with their respectable defeat.

In Class AAA, both of No. 4 Beach’s losses have come against No. 3 Johnson-Savannah, just like last year. The Atomsmashers rallied to win 50-45 at Beach and now jump into the Top 3. No. 6 Lovett took care of rival Pace Academy 48-30. North Murray (16-6) and Pierce County (16-6) both exit the rankings. The Mountaineers were upset at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 37-36 while the Bears lost to Class 5A No. 5 Ware County 52-38 and at Wayne County 52-50. No. 8 Haralson County is back in the Top 10 and now hosts 21-2 Spring Garden, AL, who the Rebelettes drilled 71-52 on January 2 in Alabama. No. 9 Peach County returns as well, just ahead of No. 10 Hart County, who drops two spots after losing at Morgan County 67-54.

Class AA rages on as No. 2 Banks County swept No. 10 Rabun County with a 62-43 decision. The Lady Leopards head to No. 3 Putnam County on Tuesday. The War Eagles will try to avenge a 61-40 throttling. No. 7 Washington County tumbles four spots after losing to No. 9 Dodge County 62-58 and at dangerous East Laurens, 63-56. No. 5 Swainsboro hammered Bryan County 63-35 on the road. No. 8 EarlyCounty is rolling in Region 1, dispatching of Fitzgerald 60-49.

Class A-Private is officially No. 1 Holy Innocents’ to lose. The Golden Bears pounded rival No. 2 Wesleyan 69-49 to send a statement. No. 3 St. Francis missed their chance to move up a slot with a 64-57 loss to Class 7A No. 2 Collins Hill. No. 5 Our Lady of Mercy falls a spot after a 65-56 loss at No. 7 Landmark Christian. The War Eagles could have soared higher than just one spot, but they were defeated at Pinecrest Academy 47-38. Christian Heritage (17-4) drops out after a 66-64 loss at Rockmart, unable to slowdown freshman phenom Keyarah Berry, who poured in 25 points. Returning to the Top 10 is No. 10 Prince Avenue Christian.

No. 1 Greenville won 62-55 at debutant No. 10 Calhoun County and knocked Central-Talbotton (13-6) from the rankings, 75-58 in Class A-Public. The Cougars don’t have the sexiest record at 14-8, but they have played almost every elite team tough, losing at No. 2 Pelham 45-41 and to No. 5 Wheeler County 51-49. Speaking of No. 5 Wheeler County, the Bulldogs clawed out a huge 56-45 win at Class A-Private No. 6 Calvary Day after winning at Emanuel County Institute 48-40. No. 3 Telfair County won at Class 2A No. 9 Dodge County 58-52, to avenge their November 28th 62-57 loss. No. 7 Marion County took care of Central-Talbotton 54-45. No. 8 Bowdon and No. 9 Terrell County have big games coming up. The Red Devils host Christian Heritage, who beat them 64-62 in their first meeting, while the Green Wave welcome Class 2A No. 8 Early County, who drilled them 66-43 two weeks ago.

Week 10 Girls Rankings

Class AAAAAAA

  1. Westlake (17-1)
  2. Collins Hill (17-2)
  3. Norcross (18-3)
  4. Newton (16-2)
  5. Cherokee (18-2)
  6. North Forsyth (19-2)
  7. South Gwinnett (17-1)
  8. Hillgrove (12-4)
  9. Colquitt County (17-4)
  10. McEachern (10-5) 

Class AAAAAA

  1. Lovejoy (18-1)
  2. Winder-Barrow (15-4)
  3. Harrison (15-4)
  4. Creekview (12-6)
  5. Lanier (17-3)
  6. Forest Park (14-3)
  7. Stephenson (13-5)
  8. Tucker (14-5)
  9. Douglas County (15-5)
  10. Alpharetta (16-3) 

Class AAAAA

  1. Buford (17-3)
  2. Flowery Branch (17-4)
  3. Harris County (19-2)
  4. Villa Rica (15-0)
  5. Arabia Mountain (15-1)
  6. Bainbridge (19-3)
  7. Ware County (17-2)
  8. Dutchtown (16-3)
  9. Carrollton (15-4)
  10. Rome (15-2)

Class AAAA

  1. Carver-Columbus (20-1)
  2. Henry County (18-1)
  3. Spalding (15-2)
  4. Northwest Whitfield (18-2)
  5. Luella (13-4)
  6. Madison County (15-5)
  7. Baldwin (19-2)
  8. Marist (15-2)
  9. Westover (17-2)
  10. Burke County (12-5)

Class AAA

  1. Greater Atlanta Christian (15-3)
  2. Beach (18-1)
  3. Franklin County (21-0)
  4. Central-Macon (16-2)
  5. Johnson-Savannah (12-5)
  6. Lovett (15-4)
  7. North Murray (14-5)
  8. Hart County (16-5)
  9. Tattnall County (16-5)
  10. Pierce County (13-4) 

Class AA

  1. Laney (20-0)
  2. Banks County (17-4)
  3. Washington County (15-4)
  4. Putnam County (17-2)
  5. Josey (18-2)
  6. Swainsboro (15-3)
  7. Rabun County (15-4)
  8. Model (15-3)
  9. Early County (15-5)
  10. Dodge County (15-3) 

Class A-Private

  1. Holy Innocents’ (18-1)
  2. Wesleyan (17-2)
  3. St. Francis (14-3)
  4. Our Lady of Mercy (16-1)
  5. Calvary Day (19-1)
  6. Stratford Academy (16-2)
  7. Christian Heritage (15-3)
  8. Landmark Christian (9-8)
  9. Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (14-5)
  10. Athens Academy (17-3) 

Class A-Public

  1. Greenville (18-1)
  2. Pelham (18-1)
  3. Telfair County (18-2)
  4. Wilcox County (14-4)
  5. Wheeler County (15-2)
  6. Macon County (14-4)
  7. Marion County (16-4)
  8. Bowdon (14-4)
  9. Central-Talbotton (12-4)
  10. Terrell County (14-4)

 

No one in Class AAAAAAA suffered a loss this week as the rankings remain set in stone. No. 1 Westlake blitzed Campbell 80-32, No. 3 Norcross earned an outstanding 62-58 win over Class 5A No. 1 Buford at the BCB MLK Classic and No. 5 Cherokee dumped rival Sequoyah 68-53. No. 6 North Forsyth completed a season sweep of Lambert with a 46-30 win. No. 7 South Gwinnett edged Brookwood 48-45, No. 9 Colquitt County grinded out a 39-24 win over Camden County and No. 10 McEachern picked up a 65-56 victory against Wenonah (AL) at the BallN Powher Prep MLK Classic.

Preseason Class AAAAAA No. 1 Northview (16-5) drops out of the rankings. The Lady Titans have not played up to their potential yet this season and are bounced out after a 37-34 loss to Lambert, who was missing two starters. No. 2 Winder-Barrow has a big week as they visit No. 5 Lanier on Tuesday. The Lady Doggs lost 63-58 on December 15 in their first meeting with McDonald’s All-American Olivia Nelson-Ododa sidelined. No. 10 Alpharetta clings onto the final spot in the Top 10 after a disappointing 61-46 loss to Marietta at the Johns Creek MLK Showcase. Into the rankings for the first time since Week 1 is No. 9 Douglas County. The Lady Tigers have shaken off a 1-3 start to the season and have won 7-straight, including a 66-54 win over Fayette County at the J4Sports MLK Classic where All-State forward Amari Robinson poured in a career-high 41 points.

No. 1 meets No. 2 in Class AAAAA as No. 2 Flowery Branch tries to finally get the monkey off their back when they host No. 1 Buford on Tuesday. The Lady Falcons lost 58-48 in their first meeting this season after losing thrice last year. No. 3 Harris County defeated No. 6 Bainbridge 59-52 in overtime, sending the Bearcats down two spots. Undefeated No. 4 Villa Rica hosts No. 9 Carrollton in a pivotal Region 7 showdown while No. 10 Rome, back in the rankings, waits for a shot at both. Fayette County (13-5) departs after their loss to Douglas County.

Class AAAA No. 1 Carver-Columbus drilled Americus-Sumter 76-41. No. 3 Spalding earned a nice 53-49 win over Class 3A No. 5 Johnson-Savannah 53-49. No. 4 Northwest Whitfield avoided setbacks against rivals Pickens (72-61) and Dalton (52-49). No. 6 Madison County took care of business on the road at Jefferson 54-38. No. 7 Baldwin leaps No. 8 Marist after knocking Cross Creek (14-6) from the Top 10 with a 61-43 clinic and beating Class 2A No. 3 Washington County 57-47. The Braves host returnee No. 10 Burke County on Friday with a share of Region 3 first-place on the line. The Lady Bears beat the Braves 55-48 earlier this season. Burke County is coming off a 49-47 win over Cross Creek.

No. 1 GAC’s hold over Class AAA has loosened since Auburn-signee Robyn Benton re-tore her ACL. The Lady Spartans still managed wins over Union County (66-53) and Dawson County (69-52) without her. No. 3 Franklin County is sitting pretty at 21-0 while No. 5 Johnson-Savannah slips two spots, challenging themselves but coming up short with losses to Class AA No. 1 Laney 73-53 and Class 4A No. 3 Spalding. Region 2 is heating up as debutant No. 10 Pierce County beat No. 9 Tattnall County 54-51 in Blackshear. The Lady Bears replace Sonoraville (13-5) following the Lady Phoenix’s 60-51 loss to Pickens.

In Class AA, No. 1 Laney earned a 73-53 win over Class AAA No. 5 Johnson-Savannah. The rest of Top 4 all suffered losses. No. 2 Banks County retains their ranking after getting upset at Monticello 51-41. No. 3 Washington County slides up a spot thanks to wins over Evans (54-43) and East Laurens (72-52), overshadowing their tough 57-47 loss to Class 4A No. 7 Baldwin. No. 4 Putnam County climbs a position after sweeping No. 7 Rabun County, 56-47 and winning at Elbert County 52-47. No. 6 Swainsboro tumbles three spots. The Lady Tigers beat St. Vincent’s 48-45 but lost to Statesboro 52-42 after clipping the Blue Devils back on December 2. No. 5 Josey cracks the Top 5 just ahead of Swainsboro. In their lone meeting with mutual opponent Statesboro, the Lady Eagles won 55-43 in late November. No. 10 Dodge County has fallen all the way to the final rung of the rankings after losing for the second time to East Laurens, 55-47. Bryan County (16-3) was the unfortunate casualty this week, losing 50-47 at Metter. Debuting in the poll is No. 9 Early County. The Lady Bobcats are powered by 6-foot-2 freshman Mykayla Timpson. The post presence is averaging 19.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.3 blocks. Early County has already matched last year’s win total and four of their five losses have come in season sweeps to Class 5A No. 6 Bainbridge and Class 4A No. 9 Westover. The Bobcats’ resume is highlighted by a 68-61 win at Fitzgerald and a 66-43 rout of Class A-Public No. 10 Terrell County on Tuesday.

Class A-Private saw Prince Avenue Christian (17-2) have their 15-game winning streak snapped by No. 10 Athens Academy 51-44 and get replaced in the poll by the Spartans. The Region 8 race is tightening up as Lakeview Academy (13-7, 9-1) holds a slim lead on the Wolverines (8-1) and Athens Academy (7-2). No. 9 ELCA received 44 points from freshman phenom Weronika Hipp in their 73-42 win at Lake Oconee Academy.

Class A-Public is hotly contested in the middle of the pack, but up top, No. 1 Greenville and No. 2 Pelham are starting to separate themselves. The Lady Patriots crushed No. 6 Macon County 90-59 as the Lady Bulldogs also suffered a 56-47 loss to newly ranked No. 9 Central-Talbotton. The defending state champion Lady Hornets avenged their 61-60 loss to No. 10 Terrell County by topping the Green Wave 63-43. No. 5 Wheeler County took care of Woodville-Tompkins 62-47. No. 7 Marion County travels to Central-Talbotton on Tuesday. Georgia Military College (17-1) exits the Top 10 after a 48-43 loss at Greene County.