Week 7 volleyball rankings

By Score Atlanta

In Class AAAAAA, No. 1 Walton showed its prowess over Cobb County rival Harrison with a [25-11, 25-6] sweep over the Hoyas. Harrison also fell to Sandy Creek and dropped a [25-23, 25-19] match to North Cobb and dropped to No. 6. North Cobb remains at No. 4, but South Forsyth replaced Harrison at No. 3 despite falling to the fourth ranked Warriors [25-22, 31-29] back on Sept. 19. Lambert jumped West Forsyth for No. 8 and North Gwinnett secured its spot at No. 10 after holding off a dangerous Mill Creek squad [25-22, 25-23] on Tuesday.

In Class AAAAA, Columbus and Cambridge top a deep top 10 that stayed the same for consecutive weeks for the first time of the season. No. 7 Ola and No. 9 Starr’s Mill had the most notable battle that resulted in a 3-2 marathon win for the seventh-ranked Mustangs [20-25, 25-13, 25-27, 26-24, 15-11].

In Class AAAA, Buford moved to an incredible 32-0 with sweeps over North Hall and Stephens County on Tuesday, setting up a much-anticipated best out of five match at No. 3 St. Pius Thursday night. North Oconee swept Woodward Academy over the weekend and jumped the War Eagles and Sandy Creek for No. 4.

In Class AAA, No. 1 Blessed Trinity had a rough week, falling to Baylor (TN) and Johns Creek on Tuesday after losses to Woodward Academy and North Oconee over the weekend but retains its place atop the poll. No. 2 Westminster followed up its 2-1 loss to Sandy Creek over the weekend with sweeps over Washington, Therrell and rival Lovett. No. 3 Decatur’s four-match win streak was snapped in a three-set battle to Greater Atlanta Christian and Oconee County’s four-match losing streak at the Lovett Blockparty is keeping the Warriors at No. 4 for now, despite an impressive seven-match win streak they are riding into Thursday’s trip to Athens Academy. Fannin County dropped to No. 9 after falling 3-1 to Coahulla Creek and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe improved to No. 8 after avenging its loss to Coahulla Creek in August with a pair of sweeps over the Colts this month.

Darlington used a 2-1 victory over Coosa on Tuesday to improve to No. 7 in Class AA. Class A remains the same as No. 10 Mt Vernon was unable to win its rubber match with No. 3 Fellowship Christian, after upsetting the Paladins [26-24, 25-23] early this season to even up the series. Fellowship Christian swept Mt. Vernon for the second time this year by the score [25-11, 25-17] last Tuesday.

Class AAAAAA

  1. Walton
  2. Johns Creek
  3. South Forsyth
  4. North Cobb
  5. Lassiter
  6. Harrison
  7. Etowah
  8. Lambert
  9. West Forsyth
  10. North Gwinnett

Class AAAAA

  1. Columbus
  2. Cambridge
  3. South Effingham
  4. Sequoyah
  5. Dunwoody
  6. McIntosh
  7. Ola
  8. Northside-Columbus
  9. Starr's Mill
  10. Union Grove

Class AAAA

  1. Buford
  2. Marist
  3. St. Pius
  4. North Oconee
  5. Sandy Creek
  6. Woodward Academy
  7. Heritage-Catoosa
  8. North Hall
  9. Northwest Whitfield
  10. Veterans

Class AAA

  1. Blessed Trinity
  2. Westminster
  3. Decatur
  4. Oconee County
  5. Sonoraville
  6. Jefferson
  7. Savannah Arts
  8. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe
  9. Fannin County
  10. Kendrick

Class AA

  1. Holy Innocents'
  2. Greater Atlanta Christian
  3. Wesleyan
  4. St. Vincent's Academy
  5. Gordon Lee
  6. Pace Academy
  7. Darlington
  8. Coosa
  9. Lovett
  10. Armuchee

Class A

  1. Savannah Christian
  2. Athens Academy
  3. Fellowship Christian
  4. Eagle's Landing Christian
  5. Calvary Day
  6. Landmark Christian
  7. George Walton Academy
  8. Hebron Christian
  9. Tallulah Falls
  10. Mt. Vernon