List: Teams that have most exceeded preseason expectations

Holy Innocents' is the most surprisingly good team in the state this season, according to the computer Maxwell Ratings. The Golden Bears (7-0) are 38.8 points stronger than projected in preseason, per Maxwell. Here are the 10 teams in each classification showing the most improvement over their preseason ratings.

Class AAAAAAA 

21.50 - Shiloh

17.37 - Lowndes

8.20 - Marietta

7.75 - Rockdale County

7.73 - Discovery

7.48 - Berkmar

7.08 - Collins Hill

6.94 - Newton

3.90 - McEachern

1.85 - Cherokee

Class AAAAAA 

22.22 - South Paulding

20.40 - Valdosta

18.38 - M.L. King

15.46 - Morrow

13.21 - Mount Zion (Jones.)

9.99 - Harrison

9.31 - Houston County

9.22 - Johns Creek

8.80 - North Atlanta

7.04 - Sprayberry

Class AAAAA 

20.66 - South Effingham

17.03 - Riverdale

15.00 - Columbia

13.15 - Ola

12.48 - Carrollton

11.24 - Union Grove

8.64 - Statesboro

6.29 - Decatur

6.00 - Veterans

5.59 - Whitewater

Class AAAA 

24.08 - Denmark

16.65 - Woodward Academy

15.26 - Gilmer

7.76 - West Laurens

7.52 - Shaw

6.18 - Sandy Creek

4.84 - Carver (Columbus)

4.74 - Oconee County

3.28 - Westover

3.26 - Flowery Branch

Class AAA 

28.30 - Cherokee Bluff

25.62 - Islands

19.50 - North Murray

19.45 - Stone Mountain

18.57 - East Jackson

14.87 - Fannin County

14.82 - Johnson (Savannah)

12.30 - Appling County

11.39 - Haralson County

8.16 - Jenkins

Class AA 

10.77 - Bleckley County

8.70 - Dublin

8.50 - Temple

7.43 - Model

7.10 - Oglethorpe County

6.19 - Westside (Augusta)

5.67 - Swainsboro

5.15 - Metter

3.42 - Union County

3.28 - Gordon Central

Class A (private) 

38.84 - Holy Innocents'

17.63 - Christian Heritage

15.40 - Pacelli

11.28 - Hebron Christian

8.20 - Whitefield Academy

7.84 - Darlington

7.82 - Walker

7.69 - St. Francis

7.04 - Mount de Sales

7.02 - Fellowship Christian

Class A (public) 

21.34 - Bowdon

13.36 - Wilcox County

10.27 - Lanier County

10.01 - Johnson County

9.16 - Central (Talbotton)

6.43 - McIntosh Co. Acad.

4.73 - Terrell County

4.47 - Twiggs County

4.46 - Lincoln County

3.62 - Treutlen

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