Boys basketball rankings: Nationally-ranked Milton earns No. 1 spot in Class 7A

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The first week of the new year has concluded and now the regular season gets set for the final month of its slate. Leading the polls in Class 7A is the Milton Eagles—who are the highest rated Georgia program in the national poll—currently representing the Peach State at No. 20 in the Maxpreps national power poll. Grayson comes in at No. 2 and was defeated by Milton 75-64 in a game that sparked the Eagles’ current 10-game winning streak.

In Class 6A, Cobb County’s Wheeler and Kell leads the poll with the Wildcats at No. 1. Wheeler is coming off a run to the Class 7A state title this past season after being reclassified into Class 6A. Chattahoochee, Evans and undefeated Richmond Hill (12-0) round out the top 5.

St. Pius headlines the latest Class 5A poll and is 12-1 overall with no losses coming to in-state opponents so far. The Golden Lions got the nod over Eagle’s Landing—which also has a 12-1 record, with its lone loss coming in a 50-49 battle with Tift County. The Eagles are also off to a strong 5-0 in region play.

Class 4A experienced a dramatic restructuring following the reclassification cycle and No. 1 Spencer and No. 2 Baldwin top the poll with identical 4-0 starts. The Class 3A top 10 is crowded with strong contenders including a battle-tested Sandy Creek team that sits at No. 1 with a 10-4 start.

Defending Class 3A state champion Pace Academy leads the Class 2A poll with a 12-1 start and Greenforest Christian leads a deep Class A-Private top 10. Finally, in Class A-Public, defending state champion Hancock Central had a delayed start to this season and therefore it has been undefeated Drew Charter (10-0) earning the No. 1 spot up to this point.

Class 7A

1. Milton (12-2)

2. Grayson (14-3)

3. Pebblebrook (13-2)

4. McEachern (14-3)

5. Berkmar (11-4)

6. Cherokee (14-3)

7. Discovery (11-2)

8. South Forsyth (14-3)

9. North Gwinnett (9-7)

10. Collins Hill (8-3)

Class 6A

1. Wheeler (12-3)

2. Kell (11-4)

3. Chattahoochee (9-1)

4. Evans (10-1)

5. Richmond Hill (12-0)

6. Lanier (11-3)

7. Shiloh (9-4)

8. Centennial (9-2)

9. Buford (11-2)

10. North Atlanta (13-2)

Class 5A

1. St. Pius (12-1)

2. Eagle’s Landing (12-1)

3. Tri-Cities (10-4)

4. Veterans (9-0)

5. Forest Park (6-0)

6. Woodward Academy (7-3)

7. Lithonia (7-2)

8. Jonesboro (10-1)

9. Cass (10-4)

10. Blessed Trinity (10-4)

Class 4A

1. Spencer (4-0)

2. Baldwin (4-0)

3. Stephenson (3-1)

4. Westover (4-2)

5. Luella (13-3)

6. Monroe (7-3)

7. Cedar Shoals (8-5)

8. North Oconee (11-2)

9. Arabia Mountain (5-1)

10. Miller Grove (3-3)

Class 3A

1. Sandy Creek (10-4)

2. Windsor Forest (3-1)

3. Hart County (10-3)

4. Johnson-Savannah (7-1)

5. LaFayette (7-0)

6. Salem (6-2)

7. Cross Creek (7-3)

8. Sonoraville (11-0)

9. Thomson (4-2)

10. Murray County (8-3)

Class 2A

1. Pace Academy (12-1)

2. Swainsboro (6-1)

3. Lovett (8-4)

4. Woodville-Tompkins (9-1)

5. Washington County (4-0)

6. Thomasville (8-1)

7. Westside-Augusta (8-2)

8. Laney (4-3)

9. Banks County (11-6)

10. Chattooga (7-2)

Class A-Private

1. Greenforest Christian (3-2)

2. Mt. Pisgah (9-5)

3. St. Francis (2-5)

4. Galloway (7-0)

5. Providence Christian (14-3)

6. Trinity Christian (9-6)

7. St. Anne-Pacelli (4-3)

8. Christian Heritage (10-2)

9. Holy Innocents’ (4-1)

10. Tallulah Falls (8-2)

Class A-Public

1. Drew (10-0)

2. Dublin (12-1)

3. Towns County (6-1)

4. Lanier County (8-2)

5. Chattahoochee County (4-1)

6. Manchester (4-1)

7. Calhoun County (1-1)

8. Turner County (7-3)

9. Bowdon (12-2)

10.Warren County (4-1)

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