Savannah Christian new No. 1 in polls

Eagle’s Landing Christian lost its No. 1 ranking with a season-opening loss.

Now, three current No. 1 teams -- Lowndes, Tucker and Buford -- must beat ranked opponents this week to keep their top positions in the Georgia high school football rankings.

ELCA fell to No. 2 in Class A this week after losing 21-18 to Briarwood Christian, the No. 1 team in Alabama’s Class 5A.

Previous No. 2 and reigning state champion Clinch County fell to No. 6 after a sluggish 14-13 victory over Pierce County. The new No. 1 is Savannah Christian (1-0), the state runner-up the past two seasons.

New to the rankings are Clarke Central (AAAA), Grady (AAA) and Dublin (AA). Gone are Starr’s Mill (AAAA), Baldwin (AAA), Swainsboro (AA).

This week, No. 1 Lowndes of AAAAA plays at home against No. 5 McEachern, which defeated Lowndes 23-22 last year in Powder Springs.

In AAAA, No. 1 Tucker plays No. 9 Marist at Adams Stadium. Tucker won 31-24 in two overtimes last year.

In AA, No. 1 Buford plays No. 3 Carver of Columbus. Carver beat Buford 14-0 last year.

Class AAAAA

1. Lowndes (2-0)

2. Camden County (1-0)

3. Grayson (2-0)

4. Colquitt County (2-0)

5. McEachern (1-0)

6. Stephenson (1-0)

7. M.L. King (0-0)

8. Hillgrove (1-0)

9. North Gwinnett (1-1)

10. Collins Hill (1-0)

Class AAAA

1. Tucker (1-0)

2. Northside-Warner Robins (1-0)

3. Statesboro (1-0)

4. Flowery Branch (1-0)

5. Ware County (1-0)

6. Chattahoochee (0-0)

7. Kell (0-1)

8. East Paulding (1-0)

9. Marist (1-0)

10. Clarke Central (1-0)

Class AAA

1. Sandy Creek (1-0)

2. Burke County (1-0)

3. Peach County (1-0)

4. Cairo (1-0)

5. St. Pius (1-0)

6. Carrollton (0-1)

7. Cedar Grove (1-0)

8. Allatoona (1-0)

9. Eastside (1-0)

10. Grady (1-0)

Class AA

1. Buford (2-0)

2. Calhoun (1-0)

3. Carver-Columbus (1-0)

4. Greater Atlanta Christian (1-0)

5. Westminster (0-1)

6. Lovett (1-0))

7. Brooks County (0-1)

8. Cook (0-1)

9. Fitzgerald (1-1)

10. Dublin (1-0)

Class A

1. Savannah Christian (1-0)

2. Eagle’s Landing Christian (0-1)

3. Wilkinson County (1-0)

4. Emanuel County Institute (1-0)

5. Lincoln County (2-0)

6. Clinch County (1-0)

7. Wesleyan (1-0)

8. Wilcox County (1-0)

9. Darlington (2-0)

10. Charlton County (1-0)