Thomas County Central
NOTES: Not surprisingly, the state's middle classification experienced a ton of turnover following the realignment and Region 1 is just one example. Only Cairo, Dougherty and Westover are back as Americus-Sumter, Carver-Columbus, Columbus, Hardaway, Northside-Columbus and Shaw have found new regions. Bainbridge and Thomas County Central arrive from Class AAAAA's Region 1 and Monroe is joining after competing in Class AAA Region 1.
NOTES: Region 2 returns none of the six schools that resided in it pre-realignment (Howard, Mary Persons, Perry, Spalding, Upson-Lee and West Laurens). Carver-Columbus, Columbus, Hardaway, LaGrange, Troup and Shaw are arriving from within the classification. Jordan and Spencer are coming all the way from Region 5 in Class AA and Kendrick arrives from Region 4 in Class AAA.
NOTES: There are no returning teams as Burke County, Baldwin, Cross Creek, Richmond Academy and Thomson departed. Four newcomers are set to join Region 3. This group includes former Class AAA programs Benedictine, Islands and Jenkins and former Class AAAAA program New Hampstead.
NOTES: Region 4's former eight-team region will be replaced by five new programs that all competed within the classification this past season. Howard, Perry, Spalding and West Laurens come from Region 2 and Baldwin comes in from Region 4.
NOTES: Region 5 will have no returning teams from its former alignment (Cartersville, Cedartown, Central-Carroll, Chapel Hill, LaGrange, Sandy Creek and Troup). Former Region 4 opponents Hampton, Luella, McDonough and North Clayton are now in the region. They will be joined by former Class AAAAA Region 3 opponents Fayette County and Riverdale in addition to Mt. Zion-Jonesboro, which arrives from Class AAAAAA's Region 4.
NOTES: None of the seven teams that competed in Region 6 return as it shifts from a North-Georgia group of teams to a Metro-based lineup of teams. Druid Hills and Marist join from within the classification, while Arabia Mountain and Miller Grove make their way to Region 6 from Class AAAAA. Hapeville Charter makes a two-classification jump up from Region 6 in Class AA, while Mays and Stephenson make a two-classification descent from Class AAAAAA.
NOTES: Region 7 saw a complete turnover with the departure of Blessed Trinity, Chestatee, Denmark, Flowery Branch, Marist, West Hall and White County). Four former Region 6 teams (Heritage-Catoosa, Northwest Whitfield, Pickens and Southeast Whitfield) and Cedartown and Central-Carroll from Region 5 now form the region.
NOTES: Madison County and North Oconee will be joined by five newcomers after the vacancies left by Oconee County, St. Pius and Stephens County. Jefferson and East Hall arrive from Class AAA and Cedar Shoals hails from Region 8 in Class AAAAA. Additionally, former Region 7 opponents Flowery Branch and Chestatee arrive from within the classification.