In Class 6A, defending champion Allatoona tops the poll with Lassiter, Sequoyah, Pope and Kennesaw Mountain rounding out the top 5. Like Lassiter, Kennesaw Mountain arrives to the classification after previously competing in Class 7A. Buford debuts at No. 6 and joins the classification after a successful run in Class 5A.
McIntosh, Blessed Trinity, Starr’s Mill, Whitewater and St. Pius lead the top 5 in Class 5A and Marist returns at No. 1 in Class 4A. Marist will likely benefit from the departure of powerhouses Blessed Trinity, St. Pius, Northside-Columbus, Sandy Creek and Woodward Academy from the classification.