Football rankings: Carrollton moves to No. 1 in AAAAA

Carrollton will enter the Georgia high school football playoffs as the No. 1-ranked team in Class AAAAA. That’s a cause for celebration and caution.

The last time Carrollton was No. 1 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll — at the end of the 2005 regular season — was met with a first-round playoff loss to M.L. King. 

This time, the Trojans are facing another DeKalb County school, Arabia Mountain, in the first round.

Buford, the previous No. 1, dropped to No. 5 after losing to Clarke Central 31-28. That game ended Buford’s 47-game winning streak in region games.

The other seven No. 1 slots remained the same. Only Peach County (9-1) remained No. 1 in AAA throughout the regular season. Peach lost once to Houston County, a AAAAAA school. 

The first of five playoff rounds begin this week.

Class AAAAAAA

  1. (1) Lowndes (10-0)
  2. (2) McEachern (10-0)
  3. (3) Colquitt County (8-2)
  4. (4) Grayson (9-1)
  5. (5) North Gwinnett (9-1)
  6. (6) Marietta (8-2)
  7. (7) Parkview (9-1)
  8. (9) Archer (7-3)
  9. (10) Milton (7-3)
  10. (NR) Mill Creek (8-2)

Out: No. 8 Hillgrove

Class AAAAAA

  1. (1) Dacula (10-0)
  2. (2) Harrison (10-0)
  3. (3) Lee County (9-1)
  4. (4) Valdosta (8-2)
  5. (6) Johns Creek (9-1)
  6. (5) Coffee (7-3)
  7. (7) Allatoona (7-2-1)
  8. (8) Lanier (9-1)
  9. (9) Mays (9-1)
  10. (10) Stephenson (9-1)

Class AAAAA

  1. (2) Carrollton (10-0)
  2. (4) Warner Robins (9-1)
  3. (6) Rome (8-2)
  4. (9) Ware County (7-3)
  5. (1) Buford (9-1)
  6. (10) Kell (8-2)
  7. (3) Jones County (9-1)
  8. (5) Dutchtown (9-1)
  9. (NR) Griffin (9-1)
  10. (NR) Southwest DeKalb (9-1)

Out: No. 7 Wayne County, No. 8 Veterans

Class AAAA

  1. (1) Cartersville (10-0)
  2. (2) Woodward Academy (10-0)
  3. (3) Blessed Trinity (9-1)
  4. (4) Marist (9-1)
  5. (5) Sandy Creek (9-1)
  6. (8) Oconee County (9-1)
  7. (6) West Laurens (9-1)
  8. (NR) Denmark (7-2)
  9. (9) Carver-Columbus (9-1)
  10. (10) North Oconee (9-1)

Class AAA

  1. (1) Peach County (9-1)
  2. (2) Cedar Grove (8-2)
  3. (3) Pierce County (10-0)
  4. (7) Jefferson (8-1)
  5. (4) Greater Atlanta Christian (9-1)
  6. (5) Crisp County (7-3)
  7. (9) Jenkins (9-1)
  8. (8) Appling County (8-2)
  9. (10) North Murray (9-1)
  10. (NR) Westminster (6-4)

Out: No. 6 Lovett

Class AA

  1. (1) Rockmart (10-0)
  2. (5) Rabun County (10-0)
  3. (2) Callaway (9-1)
  4. (4) Hapeville Charter (8-1-1)
  5. (3) Dublin (9-1)
  6. (8) Thomasville (6-4)
  7. (9) Brooks County (6-4)
  8. (6) Bleckley County (7-3)
  9. (NR) Metter (9-1)
  10. (7) Union County (9-1)

Out: No. 10 Swainsboro

Class A (Public)

  1. (1) Irwin County (9-0)
  2. (2) Clinch County (9-1)
  3. (5) Mitchell County (9-1)
  4. (4) Wilcox County (8-2)
  5. (3) Pelham (9-1)
  6. (6) Commerce (8-2)
  7. (7) Lincoln County (8-2)
  8. (8) Bowdon (8-2)
  9. (9) Manchester (8-2)
  10. (10) Johnson County (8-2)

Class A (Private)

  1. (1) Athens Academy (10-0)
  2. (2) Holy Innocents’ (10-0)
  3. (3) Eagle's Landing Christian (9-1)
  4. (5) Fellowship Christian (10-0)
  5. (6) Wesleyan (8-2)
  6. (7) Prince Avenue Christian (8-2)
  7. (9) Savannah Country Day (10-0)
  8. (10) Mount de Sales (10-0)
  9. (4) Darlington (9-1)
  10. (8) Christian Heritage (9-1)

Out: No. 9 Hebron Christian

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