Courtesy of Sonny Kennedy

As softball slowly starts to crank up, the polls start to shift as some teams explode out of the gate. Pope started the season on fire, taking three of its first four games and the Silver Division championship of the Longhorn Invitational. The Greyhounds move into the Class AAAAA poll, bumping out Paulding County. In Class AAAA, Marist enters the poll after beating Holy Innocents' last night 9-5. Rockmart's 3-0 start pushed the Yellow Jackets into the Class AAA poll. Union County moved up a spot in the Class AA poll thanks to a 4-1 start and Bremen debuts at No. 10 right behind Union County. Finally, Georgia Military's 3-0 start to the year pushed out Pace Academy (1-2) in Class A.

Buford solidified its claim to Class AAA's No. 1 position with an 8-2 win over Jefferson. Bria Bush tossed a complete game, striking out seven and allowing just one earned run. Freshman sensation Baylee Sexton was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Sophomore Remington Hasty drove home two runs. Elsewhere, Kassidy Jackson had a strong night last night for Washington County, going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, but Howard squeaked by in a 10-9 decision.

1. Collins Hill
2. Brookwood
3. East Coweta
4. Kennesaw Mountain
5. Archer
6. Etowah
7. Milton
8. Lowndes
9. Mill Creek
10. Hillgrove

1. Northgate
2. Whitewater
3. Allatoona
4. Ola
5. Union Grove
6. Loganville
7. Greenbrier
8. Starr's Mill
9. Houston County
10. Pope

1. Heritage, Catoosa
2. West Laurens
3. Walnut Grove
4. Madison County
5. NW Whitfield
6. Troup
7. LaGrange
8. Carrollton
9. Cross Creek
10. Marist

1. Buford
2. Oconee County
3. Ringgold
4. Blessed Trinity
5. Southeast Bulloch
6. Jackson County
7. North Oconee
8. St. Pius X
9. Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe
10. Rockmart

1. Dade County
2. GAC
3. Bryan County
4. Heard County
5. Bacon County
6. Wesleyan
7. Berrien
8. Lovett
9. Union County
10. Bremen

1. Gordon Lee
2. Mt. Pisgah
3. Brookstone
4. George Walton Academy
5. Providence Christian
6. Schley County
7. Calvary Day
8. Whitefield Academy
9. Johnson County
10. Georgia Military