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List: Teams in each classification playing better than expected

M.L. King in preseason was rated the 53rd-best team in Class AAAAAA by the computer Maxwell Ratings. That was sixth-worst out of 58. Now, the Lions are 31st, rated 20.35 points better than expected. Here are the top 10 teams in each classification ranked on their improvement from Maxwell's preseason projections. 

Class AAAAAAA 

13.63 - Shiloh 

11.71 - Marietta 

10.23 - Cherokee 

9.51 - South Gwinnett 

8.03 - Collins Hill 

5.30 - Camden County 

5.29 - Berkmar 

4.64 - Rockdale County 

4.06 - Lowndes 

4.01 - Newton 

Class AAAAAA 

20.35 - M.L. King 

8.10 - South Paulding 

7.90 - Morrow 

7.10 - Dacula 

7.01 - Cambridge 

6.56 - Lovejoy 

6.29 - Mundy's Mill 

6.07 - Evans 

5.84 - Chattahoochee 

5.65 - Pope 

Class AAAAA 

16.20 - Ola 

9.47 - Paulding County 

8.78 - Carver (Atlanta) 

7.76 - Veterans 

7.15 - South Effingham 

7.14 - Riverdale 

5.92 - Jones County 

5.86 - Riverwood 

5.75 - Columbia 

5.30 - Thomas County Central 

Class AAAA 

16.61 - Woodward Academy 

12.77 - Gilmer 

8.83 - West Laurens 

7.24 - Denmark 

7.21 - Flowery Branch 

7.02 - LaGrange 

6.91 - Shaw 

6.80 - Westover 

5.95 - Madison County 

5.30 - Thomson 

Class AAA 

17.01 - Hart County 

15.70 - Cherokee Bluff 

13.61 - Brantley County 

11.58 - Stone Mountain 

11.05 - Towers 

10.92 - Appling County 

10.79 - Redan 

10.51 - Rutland 

10.36 - East Jackson 

9.46 - Murray County 

Class AA 

11.89 - Lamar County 

10.76 - Temple 

6.14 - Dublin 

6.03 - Washington County 

5.56 - Oglethorpe County 

4.25 - Screven County 

3.91 - Putnam County 

3.86 - Union County 

3.76 - Westside (Augusta) 

3.71 - Therrell 

Class A (Private) 

9.55 - Wesleyan 

7.09 - Pacelli 

7.03 - Christian Heritage 

6.84 - Walker 

5.68 - Savannah Country Day 

5.16 - Holy Innocents' 

5.14 - St. Francis 

5.02 - North Cobb Christian 

4.75 - Darlington 

3.92 - Athens Academy 

Class A (Public) 

17.79 - Bowdon 

11.24 - Terrell County 

9.09 - Central (Talbotton) 

7.91 - Claxton 

6.93 - Washington-Wilkes 

5.37 - Manchester 

5.22 - Irwin County 

4.88 - Treutlen 

4.77 - Clinch County 

4.31 - Taylor County 

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