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Playoff Upsets Alter Latest Hoops Polls

February 2, 2012 8:30am (EST)
Courtesy of DJ Galbiati
Courtesy of DJ Galbiati

Class AAAAA was unchanged after all of the top ten girls teams won and won with authority. No. 4 Norcross will face No. 7 Marietta, and with a win the Blue Devils could move up in the poll. Norcross looks every bit like a team that is coming together at the right time. Osborne moved into the Class AAAA rankings after a ten point win over Redan in the opening round of the playoffs. Douglas County was dropped out of the rankings after falling in the first round to Chamblee. Class AAA saw a real shakeup after Mary Persons, St. Pius X and Cartersville were all sent packing from the playoffs. Crisp County, Troup and Sandy Creek all moved into the rankings. In Class A, the No. 1 team entering the playoffs Calvary Day was shocked 66-64 by Greenville, dropping them from the polls. Wesleyan meanwhile flexed its muscles to the tune of an 83-26 win to jump back into the top spot. Wilkinson County also lost and was replaced by Towns County in the top ten.

The top four teams in boys Class AAAAA all claimed victories, meaning no change at the top. However Westlake dropped Tift County on the road, thus the Blue Devils were bounced out, and Johnson-Savannah was removed from the rankings after Harrison ushered the Atom Smashers quickly from the postseason. In Class AAAA, Rockdale County's 77-73 road win moved the 2011 state finalists back into the top 10 while Loganville also moved in after soundly defeating Creekview. Crisp County entered the rankings after posting a 78-75 win over Veterans. The 78 points scored were the most scored outside of Columbia's 84 in the first round in Class AAA. All of the top 10 teams in Class AA won; however, Albany jumped Morgan County after Albany cracked triple digits in the first round. Finally, North Cobb Christian fell from the No. 2 spot after falling to St. Francis in the first round of the GHSA playoffs. Wilcox County forfeited its opening game of the playoffs and ended its season out of the rankings.

Boys Basketball Rankings

CLASS AAAAA
1. Milton
2. North Cobb
3. Shiloh
4. Westlake
5. Wheeler
6. Berkmar
7. Peachtree Ridge
8. ML King
9. Stephenson
10. Marietta

CLASS AAAA
1. Miller Grove
2. Chattahoochee
3. Alcovy
4. Southwest DeKalb
5. North Clayton
6. Jonesboro
7. Douglas County
8. Brunswick
9. Loganville
10. Rockdale County

CLASS AAA
1. Columbia
2. Carrollton
3. Drew
4. Allatoona
5. Eagles Landing
6. North Hall
7. Crisp County
8. Westside-Augusta
9. Central-Macon
10. Dalton

CLASS AA
1. GAC
2. Vidalia
3. Albany
4. Morgan County
5. Jordan
6. Manchester
7. Buford
8. East Hall
9. Thomasville
10. Laney

CLASS A
1. Whitefield Academy
2. Wilkinson County
3. Lanier County
4. Athens Christian
5. Taylor County
6. Mt. Pisgah
7. Turner County
8. Mitchell County
9. Landmark Christian
10. Aquinas

Girls Basketball Poll

CLASS AAAAA
1. McEachern
2. Parkview
3. Alpharetta
4. Norcross
5. Stephenson
6. North Gwinnett
7. Marietta
8. Lowndes
9. Hillgrove
10. Woodstock

CLASS AAAA
1. Fayette County
2. Creekview
3. Miller Grove
4. Alcovy
5. Jonesboro
6. Chamblee
7. Statesboro
8. Warner Robins
9. Forest Park
10. Osborne

CLASS AAA
1. Washington County
2. Columbia
3. Allatoona
4. Westover
5. Carrollton
6. North Hall
7. Crisp County
8. Sandy Creek
9. Westside-Augusta
10. Troup

CLASS AA
1. Morgan County
2. Laney
3. Model
4. Buford
5. East Hall
6. Brooks County
7. Lovett
8. Heard County
9. GAC
10. Tattnall County

CLASS A
1. Wesleyan
2. Southwest Atlanta Christian
3. St. Francis
4. Taylor County
5. Gordon Lee
6. Darlington
7. Mitchell County
8. Pelham
9. Charlton County
10. Towns County

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