No. 1 Cambridge is the leader in the clubhouse in Class AAAAAA and now has bragging rights after topping AAAAA No. 1 Buford 1-0. The rest of the state is in turmoil as only Pope holds onto last week’s ranking, No. 2. Creekview surges from No. 10 to No. 3 after a 6-0 start in the fiendishly difficult Region 6, home to No. 5 Dalton, No. 6 Allatoona, No. 7 River Ridge and No. 10 Harrison. Speaking of Allatoona, the Buccaneers held their annual Buc Bash tournament that littered the diamond with some of the best teams in the state. Top 10 matchups across classifications all weekend long is a main contributor as to why there is so much shakeup across each class’ rankings. The Bucs scored big with wins over AAA No. 8 Sonoraville, AAAA No. 2 Northside-Columbus and Colquitt County before falling to AAAA No. 8 Columbus. Back in region play, Allatoona suffered a pair of losses to Creekview (9-1) and Dalton (2-1). No. 9 Mundy’s Mill enters the poll as a dark horse due to playing in a weaker region, but the Tigers’ play has been astounding, outscoring opponents 118 to 1 over their 10-0 start.
Buford hangs onto No. 1 in AAAAA even after a loss to Cambridge. Behind No. 2 Walnut Grove and No. 3 Locust Grove there is uncertainty. Thomas County Central gets the nod at No. 4 after surviving Buc Bash, still losing to AAAAAA No. 10 Harrison and AAA No. 1 Calhoun. A win over No. 5 Whitewater on August 20, 8-2 was the deciding factor on placing ahead of the Wildcats. Whitewater has a big game in store against AAAAAAA No. 5 East Coweta today (Wednesday). No. 7 Kell climbs into the poll thanks to a 5-0 start and a 7-1 win over formerly ranked Villa Rica.