Roswell’s No. 3 pre-playoff ranking was the Hornet’s highest of the season before their 6-5 win over Lambert in the state
championship on Saturday lifted them to this year’s No. 1 team. The Longhorns improved to No. 2 after reaching the finals and Milton dropped to No. 3 after entering the playoffs as the top-ranked team. Walton edges Harrison for No. 4 after reaching the semifinals and the Hoyas’ second-round loss to Lambert.
7. John’s Creek
8. Peachtree Ridge
10. North Gwinnett
Northview took over No. 1 after topping Lovett 8-7 on Saturday for the program’s first state title. Lovett took over No. 2 and Westminster dropped from the pre-playoff No. 1 to No. 3 after an 8-5 exit to Lovett in the semifinals. No. 4 Decatur topped No. 5 Blessed Trinity 12-11 in overtime of the second round. Pope reentered the poll at No. 6 after topping Decatur 11-8 in the second round and advancing to the final four. Marist dropped to No. 7 after its 13-4 loss to Lovett in the second round and Greater Atlanta Christian dropped to No. 8 after its 11-4 second round exit to Westminster.
5. Blessed Trinity
8. Greater Atlanta Christian
10. St. Pius
Milton protected its No. 1 status all season and held off Walton 16-13 on Saturday for the program’s ninth state title. Walton jumped to No. 2 after making the finals and edging Lassiter 13-12 in OT in the semis. No. 1 Milton, No. 2 Walton and No. 3 Lassiter were undefeated (14-0) against teams outside of Area 2 this season. Chattahoochee stays at No. 4 and received a 14-12 loss to Lassiter in the quarterfinals. Centennial made the final four, but lost 18-5 to Milton in the semis. Collins Hill replaced Johns Creek for No. 10.
7. West Forsyth
9. Mill Creek
10. Collins Hill
No. 1 Kell scored an 11-10 win in the final minutes over Westminster to claim its first state title. Westminster remains at No. 2 and Cambridge cracks the top 3 after an outstanding 16-4 season and a hard-fought 17-15 overtime loss to state runner-up Westminster. Blessed Trinity reached the final four before falling to top-ranked Kell 12-11 and jumped four spots to No. 4 in our final poll. St. Pius shocked Pope 13-10 in the quarterfinals and jumped to No. 5. McIntosh fell one goal short to No. 4 Blessed Trinity and sits at No. 7. No. 8 Northview advanced past Lakeside Evans in the first round, but was eliminated by Kell 18-12 in the second round. Starr’s Mill and Holy Innocents’ were sent packing in the first round and represent No. 9 and No. 10 in the poll, respectively.
4. St. Pius
5. Blessed Trinity
9. Starr’s Mill
10. Holy Innocents’
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