Week 1 GHSA Boys Basketball State Rankings

Week 1 GHSA Boys Basketball State Rankings

Class AAAAAAA

1. Grayson (1-0)
2. Pebblebrook (1-0)
3. McEachern (1-0)
4. Berkmar (1-0)
5. Milton (0-1)
6. Norcross (1-0)
7. Cherokee (1-0)
8. Newton (0-1)
9. North Gwinnett (0-1)
10. Etowah (1-0)

Class AAAAAA

1. Wheeler (0-0)
2. Kell (0-0)
3. Lanier (1-0)
4. Buford (1-0)
5. Heritage-Conyers (1-1)
6. Douglas County (2-0)
7. Allatoona (0-0)
8. South Cobb (0-0)
9. Chattahoochee (0-0)
10. Richmond Hill (0-0)

Class AAAAA

1. Tri-Cities (1-0)
2. St. Pius X (1-0)
3. Veterans (1-0)
4. Woodward Academy (1-0)
5. Eagle’s Landing (0-0)
6. Warner Robins (0-0)
7. Chapel Hill (0-0)
8. Cass (1-0)
9. Blessed Trinity (1-0)
10. Woodland-Stockbridge (2-0)

Class AAAA

1. Miller Grove (0-0)
2. Spencer (1-0)
3. Baldwin (0-0)
4. Fayette County (0-1)
5. Westover (1-0)
6. Stephenson (0-0)
7. Jenkins (1-1)
8. Westside-Macon (0-0)
9. Monroe (1-0)
10. Mays (0-0)

Class AAA

1. Sandy Creek (1-0)
2. Windsor Forest (1-0)
3. Johnson-Savannah (1-0)
4. Hart County (0-1)
5. Salem (1-0)
6. Upson-Lee (0-0)
7. LaFayette (0-0)
8. Cross Creek (0-0)
9. GAC (0-0)
10. Monroe Area (0-0)

Class AA

1. Pace Academy (0-1)
2. Swainsboro (0-0)
3. Columbia (0-0)
4. Lovett (0-0)
5. Thomasville (1-0)
6. Butler (0-0)
7. Woodville-Tompkins (2-0)
8. Laney (0-1)
9. Vidalia (1-0)
10. Jeff Davis (0-0)

Class A-Private

1. St. Francis (0-1)
2. Greenforest (0-0)
3. Mt. Pisgah (1-0)
4. Providence Christian (0-1)
5. Galloway (0-0)
6. St. Anne-Pacelli (0-0)
7. Holy Innocents’ (2-0)
8. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian (0-0)
9. Trinity Christian (1-0)
10. First Presbyterian Day (0-0)

Class A-Public

1. Hancock Central (0-0)
2. Terrell County (0-0)
3. Drew Charter (2-0)
4. Manchester (0-0)
5. Lincoln County (0-0)
6. Calhoun County (0-0)
7. Lanier County (0-0)
8. Taylor County (0-0)
9. Turner County (1-0)
10. Wilkinson County (0-0)

 

The GHSA season has officially “tipped” or make that inbounded. There will be uncertainty now more than ever when it comes to the polls. Not only are we dealing with the usually football players absences, injuries and eligibility issues here and there, but with COVID contact tracing, players will be forced out of the lineup for potentially weeks at a time. There is no consistency with school districts either. DeKalb County has suspended winter sports indefinitely, meaning teams like Class 4A No. 1 Miller Grove and No. 6 Stephenson aren’t sure when their seasons will start. The same can be said about Class 2A No. 3 Columbia. With that being said, there will be, as always, a lot of movement in the polls throughout the season, especially if some schools aren’t allowed to play. A team can’t sit dormant at the top of the poll without playing a game for over a month into the season. We may have to adopt something similar to what has been done with the NCAA college football rankings: once your season starts, you will be eligible for the rankings. While it hasn’t come to that just yet, it is something to think about.

As far as the actual action on the court, there will be some moving and shaking as always at the beginning of the season when Top 10 opponents matchup. While it may look like seismic changes, up or down a handful of spots, remember that the rankings always find a way to sort themselves out as more results are tallied. With that being said, the OTR Tip-Off Classic, Jared Cook Classic, Sweet South Shootout and North Georgia Showcase already have us off and running in 2020-21.

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