Class AAA blog: Charting the region standings for boys teams on top, those giving chase

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The races for the top spots in the region are shaping up for the boys and the girls side of the classification with roughly three weeks left before region tournaments begin.

First, the boys. Below is a glance at the standings for each of the eight regions, showing teams on top and those giving chase.

The highlights? Top-ranked Pace Academy leads Region 5 ahead of two other ranked teams – No. 7 Westminster and No. 8 Lovett – in a talent-rich league. In Region 2, No. 2 Johnson-Savannah leads the league at 11-1, edging No. 6-ranked Windsor Forest (10-2). In Region 7, No. 4 Dawson County leads at 8-0 ahead of unranked North Hall (6-2) and No. 9 Greater Atlanta Christian (5-2). In Region 8, No. 3 Hart County is at the top at 7-1 with No. 5 Franklin County at 6-2.

Here are the standings, with rankings as noted, for the boys. We'll come back Friday with the girls.

Region 1

No. 10 Monroe (14-5, 3-0)

Crisp County (4-10, 3-1)

Worth County (4-11, 1-2)

Cook (1-15, 0-5)

Region 2

Long County (15-4, 4-1)

Pierce County (14-3, 4-1)

Liberty County (6-10, 3-2)

Tattnall County (7-12, 2-3)

Brantley County (8-7, 1-3)

Appling County (3-11, 0-4)

Region 3

No. 2 Johnson-Savannah (16-4, 11-1)

No. 6 Windsor Forest (16-4, 10-2)

Beach (13-7, 8-4)

Southeast Bulloch (8-11, 5-6)

Benedictine (9-9, 5-6)

Jenkins (9-10, 5-7)

Groves (8-11, 4-7)

Savannah (8-11, 4-8)

Islands (1-18, 0-11)

Region 4

Westside-Macon (12-8, 7-1)

Central-Macon (12-6, 6-2)

Peach County (9-8, 5-3)

Rutland (3-14, 3-4)

Jackson (6-11, 3-4)

Kendrick (3-11, 3-6)

Pike County (0-15, 0-7)

Region 5

No. 1 Pace Academy (15-4, 8-0)

No. 7 Westminster (14-5, 6-1)

No. 8 Lovett (13-5, 5-3)

Redan (9-10, 4-5)

Towers (6-10, 3-5)

Cedar Grove (3-13, 2-5)

Stone Mountain (1-17, 0-8)

Region 6

North Murray (13-5, 9-0)

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (14-3, 8-2)

Murray County (14-4, 8-3)

Calhoun (11-6, 6-4)

Sonoraville (9-7, 5-4)

Adairsville (8-10, 5-6)

Coahulla Creek (7-12, 4-8)

Ringgold (5-14, 2-10)

Haralson County (2-16, 0-10)

Region 7

No. 4 Dawson County (18-2, 8-0)

North Hall (15-6, 6-2)

No. 9 Greater Atlanta Christian (12-6, 5-2)

Cherokee Bluff (12-8, 4-3)

Lumpkin County (7-12, 3-5)

East Hall (5-12, 1-7)

Fannin County (4-13, 0-8)

Region 8

No. 3 Hart County (17-1, 7-1)

No. 5 Franklin County (16-5, 6-2)

Jefferson (11-7, 4-3)

Monroe Area (10-10, 4-4)

East Jackson (12-6, 3-4)

Morgan County (2-14, 2-6)

Jackson County (4-12, 1-7)

Class AAA boys rankings

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 AAA girls rankings

1. Johnson-Savannah (13-1)

2. Jefferson (16-3)

3. Beach (11-7)

4. Greater Atlanta Christian (9-9)

5. Pierce County (14-2)

6. Dawson County (11-7)

7. Fannin County (13-5)

8. Cedar Grove (10-4)

9. Tattnall County (12-6)

10. Sonoraville (11-6)

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