Week 6 Rankings


  1. Westlake (7-2)
  2. Shiloh (6-2)
  3. Norcross (10-1)
  4. Wheeler (6-3)
  5. Tift County (10-0)
  6. Lambert (11-0)
  7. Collins Hill (10-1)
  8. Milton (9-2)
  9. Newton (7-2)
  10. McEachern (8-1)


  1. Miller Grove (9-2)
  2. McIntosh (9-1)
  3. Allatoona (9-0)
  4. Gainesville (6-1)
  5. Heritage (10-1)
  6. Cedar Shoals (11-2)
  7. Riverwood (13-0)
  8. Camden County (12-0)
  9. LaGrange (9-1)
  10. South Paulding (8-1)

Class AAAA

  1. Grady (11-0)
  2. Jonesboro (8-2)
  3. Lithonia (8-3)
  4. Liberty County (6-1)
  5. St. Pius (8-2)
  6. Walnut Grove (10-1)
  7. Sandy Creek (7-3)
  8. Eagle’s Landing (12-1)
  9. Henry County (9-3)
  10. Thomson (9-1)

Class AAA

  1. Laney (11-0)
  2. Morgan County (8-2)
  3. Jenkins (7-2)
  4. South Atlanta (9-1)
  5. Calhoun (6-0)
  6. Central Macon (8-2)
  7. East Hall (7-3)
  8. Callaway (4-2)
  9. Southwest Macon (9-3)
  10. Banks County (10-1)

Class AA

  1. Thomasville (10-0)
  2. Crawford County (8-0)
  3. Seminole County (8-1)
  4. Vidalia (10-0)
  5. Early County (6-1)
  6. Holy Innocents’ (7-3)
  7. GAC (6-4)
  8. Long County (8-2)
  9. Macon County (7-2)
  10. Wesleyan (7-2)

Class A-Private

  1. Greenforest (11-1)
  2. SWAC (6-4)
  3. St. Francis (9-3)
  4. Lakeview Academy (8-1)
  5. North Cobb Christian (8-1)
  6. St. Anne-Pacelli (7-3)
  7. Whitefield Academy (6-5)
  8. Landmark Christian (8-3)
  9. Our Lady of Mercy (7-3)
  10. Tattnall Square Academy (7-2)

Class A-Public

  1. Treutlen (7-0)
  2. Randolph-Clay (10-2)
  3. Wilkinson County (6-2)
  4. Taylor County (8-2)
  5. Lincoln County (5-1)
  6. Hawkinsville (7-3)
  7. Atkinson County (7-2)
  8. Terrell County (5-5)
  9. Wilcox County (7-4)
  10. Hancock Central (5-4)

Class AAAAAA sees no movement, but that will be sure to change after a week full of monster matchups. Lake City Classic at Allatoona High School will be hosting top programs from across the state, highlighted by nine ranked teams of which three are in 6A. No. 8 Milton squares off against 5A No. 2 McIntosh Monday afternoon at 4:00 P.M. while No. 6 Lambert and No. 10 McEachern meet afterwards at 5:30 P.M. with a chance to vastly improve their stock.

No. 3 Allatoona moves up one spot in AAAAA after winning the Rumble at the Ridge in Kentucky, where the Bucs knocked off some of the best programs in the state, scoring wins of 65-64 over Hopkinsville (No. 5 in all of Kentucky) after trailing by 10 with 1:28 left, 65-60 against Polaski Southwestern (No. 14) and 54-43 in the championship over host Pleasure Ridge Park. The play of Trey Doomes and Ephraim Tshimanga continue to dismantle opposing offenses with their pressure defense up front. LaGrange slips one spot following a loss to 3A No. 4 South Atlanta, 65-50 at the War Eagle Classic. Southwest DeKalb is replaced by No. 10 South Paulding, who debuts in the top ten. The Panthers dropped 72-70 to Morrow at the Peach State Classic which set up the Spartans to join the picture. Coach Gil Davis has the Spartans playing tough defense and finding easy baskets on offense. Junior guard Kane Williams is the straw that stirs the drink. He finished with 22 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals in a 54-49 win over Blessed Trinity at the SEBA Hoopfest on Dec. 19, their last game. He along with 6-foot-7 junior Ja’Cori Wilson and lunch pail and hard hat big man Anthony Brown, make South Paulding a dangerous team.

Henry County tumbles from No. 4 in AAAA to No. 9 after consecutive losses to Whitewater 68-55 and Fayette County 63-50. St. Pius cracks the top five thanks to an impressive win over 2A No. 7 GAC, 46-45 without leading scorer Kerney Lane and brother Everett. Christian Merrill came up big in their absence and scored 14 points including the game-winning floater. Jakob Spitzer played big inside and pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds.

Entering the season Region 6 put four teams in the top ten; three remain, but it looks as if a new region is beginning to flex its muscle as one of the best. Region 4 places four teams in the ranking with one on the precipice of making it five. No. 2 Jonesboro, No. 6 Walnut Grove, No. 8 Eagle’s Landing and No. 9 Henry County are all dangerous teams, but don’t forget about Eastside who is now 12-2 and riding an 11-game winning streak including, winning the Washington County Christmas tournament with a 72-69 win over a tough Effingham County team. Eagle’s Landing has stayed hot themselves winners of 7-straight featuring a 66-52 win over Whitewater to win the Chuck Miller Holiday Classic at Henry County.

In Class AAA, No. 4 South Atlanta jumps over No. 5 Calhoun after an impressive 65-50 win over LaGrange. Banks County falls from No. 6 to No. 10 after being upset by North Hall, 67-66. No. 7 East Hall is hitting its stride at 7-3 and meets 1A-Private No. 4 Lakeview Academy in a rematch in the first round of Lanierland. The Lions handed the Vikings their worst loss of the season in game number two of the year, 87-69 to win the Piedmont College Hardwood Classic. No. 1 Laney continues to find ways to win after trailing nearly every game deep into the second half. The Cardiac Cats rallied to beat Cross Creek 84-76, Westside 62-60 and Richmond Academy 55-51, stunning the Musketeers for the second time this year by outscoring them 25-12 in the final period. On Tuesday the Wildcats host 4A No. 10 Thomson, led by RJ Johnson and San Antonio Brinson. It will be the biggest test of the season for both programs.

The fall from grace for Pace Academy has been completed as the Knights drop out of the AA top ten at 2-5. This serves as a wakeup call, much like what current 3A No. 2 Morgan County received following a bad loss to Cherokee. Pace has played a national schedule which has hurt them. The talent is there but the results haven’t been yet. Expect the Knights to make hay once they settle into region play and resurface in the top ten sooner rather than later behind Wendell Carter Jr. While the Knights fall out, they are replaced by a surprise team in Region 6, the Wesleyan Wolves. After finishing 11-14 last year, the Wolves are off to a hot 7-2 start and just scored their biggest win of the season, a 60-56 victory over 1A-Private No. 10 Tattnall Square Academy. Wesleyan has now won 7-straight after a 0-2 start.

The seemingly unbeatable 1A-Private No. 1 Greenforest Eagles met their match in the Chick-fil-A Classic championship, losing to Hammond (SC), 70-58. Ikey Obiagu was unavailable to play after hurting his hand. The Eagles fell into an early second half hole and could not climb out of it, struggling to contain UNC-commit Seventh Woods. No. 2 SWAC also fell at the CFA Classic, losing to Gray Collegiate Academy (SC), 79-73. No. 4 Lakeview Academy has won 8-straight following a season opening loss to GAC. With a favorable schedule ahead, look for the Lions to rack up the wins and win Region 8 if they can hold off Hebron Christian (8-2), who looks like the prime competition right now.

Not much change occurs in 1A-Public aside from Terrell County dropping two spots to No. 8 and both No. 6 Hawkinsville and No. 7 Atkinson County rising.