Boys basketball rankings: South Cobb rises to No. 1

South Cobb is the new No. 1 boys basketball team in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Class AAAAAA rankings.

Room at the top was made when defending AAAAAA champion Tri-Cities lost to Hughes 72-56 in a Region 5 game last week. Hughes, previously unranked, leaped to No. 4 after a 3-0 week that also included a win over No. 7 Alexander. 

South Cobb has (18-1) has won 17 straight games since a November loss to McEachern, the defending champion and No. 5 team in Class AAAAAAA.

South Cobb reached the second round of the playoffs in 2019 and made the semifinals as recently as 2017. The team is led by Emon Washington, a transfer who had led his Mississippi school to a 30-1 finish last year, and sophomore point guard Zocko Littleton, a four-star recruit with offers from Georgia and Georgia Tech.

Four previously unbeaten teams lost last week. They were LaGrange, Hart County, Christian Heritage and Providence Christian. Only four remain. They are Americus-Sumter, Treutlen, Wilcox County and Terrell County.

Class AAAAAAA

  1. Grayson (16-1)
  2. Norcross (17-2)
  3. Shiloh (17-1)
  4. Milton (14-3)
  5. McEachern (12-4)
  6. Wheeler (13-5)
  7. Cherokee (17-2)
  8. Archer (14-5)
  9. Newton (13-5)
  10. Pebblebrook (9-8)

Class AAAAAA

  1.  South Cobb (18-1)
  2. Tri-Cities (16-2)
  3. Tucker (15-2)
  4. Hughes (11-6)
  5. Sequoyah (14-4)
  6. Valdosta (15-1)
  7. Alexander (11-6)
  8. Evans (12-3)
  9. New Manchester (12-5)
  10. Grovetown (14-3)

Class AAAAA

  1. Lithonia (18-1)
  2. Eagle's Landing (16-1)
  3. Dutchtown (17-3)
  4. Cedar Shoals (18-1)
  5. Walnut Grove (15-2)
  6. Kell (14-4)
  7. Warner Robins (12-2)
  8. Veterans (16-1)
  9. Buford (13-5)
  10. Statesboro (13-5)

Class AAAA

  1. Woodward Academy (14-1)
  2. Americus-Sumter (16-0)
  3. Sandy Creek (13-3)
  4. Cross Creek (15-4)
  5. Denmark (14-4)
  6. Eastside (15-3)
  7. LaGrange (17-1)
  8. Chapel Hill (11-6)
  9. St. Pius (13-5)
  10. LaFayette (14-2)

Class AAA

  1. Pace Academy (14-4)
  2. Johnson-Savannah (14-4)
  3. Hart County (16-1)
  4. Dawson County (17-2)
  5. Franklin County (16-4)
  6. Windsor Forest (14-4)
  7. Westminster (13-5)
  8. Lovett (12-5)
  9. Greater Atlanta Christian (13-5)
  10. Monroe (13-5)

Class AA

  1. Therrell (13-5)
  2. Swainsboro (17-2)
  3. Glenn Hills (14-6)
  4. Jeff Davis (13-5)
  5. Laney (11-5)
  6. Banks County (16-2)
  7. Butler (10-5)
  8. Spencer (14-3)
  9. Douglass (14-4)
  10. Thomasville (14-3)

Class A-Private

  1. St. Francis (16-3)
  2. Walker (15-2)
  3. Mount Pisgah Christian (16-3)
  4. Christian Heritage (14-1)
  5. Galloway (14-3)
  6. Greenforest Christian (8-9)
  7. Trinity Christian (11-7)
  8. Wesleyan (9-5)
  9. W.D. Mohammed (11-4)
  10. Mount Paran Christian (9-6)

Class A-Public

  1. Treutlen (17-0)
  2. Wilcox County (14-0)
  3. Terrell County (12-0)
  4. Lanier County (16-2)
  5. Calhoun County (13-2)
  6. Wilkinson County (10-6)
  7. Drew Charter (11-6)
  8. Hancock Central (13-3)
  9. Warren County (11-1)
  10. Dooly County (11-4)

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