Georgia High School Football Daily Spotlight: Four national polls put Lowndes in top 10

Lowndes is ranked in the top 10 of four national polls after its 51-17 victory against Peachtree Ridge last week, the GHSF Daily reports.

The Vikings’ highest ranking is in the RivalsHigh 100, which places Lowndes at No. 3, an 18-place jump. Lowndes is ranked No. 10 in USA Today, No. 6 in MaxPreps and No. 4 in PrepNation101.

Lowndes has won five state championships but no national titles. Grayson is ranked in three national polls and joined the USA Today rankings for the first time, at No. 18.

Georgia teams in the national rankings:

USA Today
10. Lowndes; 18. Grayson

MaxPreps
6. Lowndes

PrepNation 101
No. 4 Lowndes; No. 18 Grayson

RivalsHigh 100
No. 3 Lowndes; No. 11 Grayson; No. 43 Peachtree Ridge; No. 50 Camden County; No. 68 North Gwinnett; No. 73 Gainesville; No. 92 Buford

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18 comments Add your comment

Joseph

September 9th, 2009
1:31 pm

Lowndes is also ranked in a fifth national poll, the ESPN Fab 50. Lowndes is number 5. Grayson is number 24 in the same poll.

viking lover

September 9th, 2009
5:15 pm

Could the headline for this story have been any smaller or stealthier?

Yo

September 9th, 2009
5:38 pm

You mean they put us ahead of Ohio/Texas killer Buford!! I can’t believe it!! What has possibly come over these national polls?

Speaking of Texas….anybody notice the highest ranked team from Texas (Katy I believe) was just beaten by a UTAH team? fofl A UTAH team!
And to make matters worse…..they beat them in Texas!!!!! At Dallas stadium!!!! fofl Maybe those traveling heathen from Texas would have faired much better if they would have met Utah 1/2 way since that is all they seem to know how to do. I hear people in Texas do everything 1/2 way. It must have been that home court disadvantage those Texans hate so much that cost them the game.
Katy…..hmmmm I know a girl with that name.

viking lover

September 9th, 2009
6:28 pm

Just a little bit of nostalgia for people who live by the polls…. In 2005 Lowndes was ranked 2nd in the nation early in the season, played a football team from Ware County and came back to Valdosta as 28-7 losers. As you would expect the 2nd in the nation ranking went away. The Vikings went on to win every game they played afterward, including a 49-7 drilling of the Brookwood Broncos and won back to back 5A State Championships in 2004 & 2005. Ironically the Plowboys play Ware County this week, but I have a feeling they will come back to Titletown with a few more points than in 2005. Polls are fun, but they don’t show the heart of a team or the individuals who make up that team.

SouthGARules

September 9th, 2009
10:35 pm

viking lover: Just like the rating recruiters give to individual players. The only poll that really counts is the last one, but being in the poll & steadily climbing helps as well.

plowboy

September 10th, 2009
8:30 am

predictions lowndes 49 ware county 0

coach ej

September 10th, 2009
9:19 am

man all i can say about lowndes is that if u gonna be a true champion go out and play other states top teams. ya the rankings are gud but all they do is play either sorry high schools. now until they TRAVEL!!!! and play sum more quality teams from the city and beat them like they do the lil teams down there then they have something to talk about. that goes for the vikings fans also.

EagleNationRising

September 10th, 2009
10:00 am

Coach EJ, I do not get it. Lowndes plays the toast of metro Atlanta and hammers them 51-17. Nonetheless, you are still complaining. Why play mediocre programs from this overhyped city. Atlanta has some of the worst big city football in America. This is a fact, especially in football states.

This is not Etowah, Peachtree Ridge, Grayson, or Tucker. You are talking about Lowndes County and Martin Stadium. Have you ever seen how big that place is? Are you serious? Play on the road??? You are just kidding, right?

EagleNationRising

September 10th, 2009
10:13 am

Rivals.com is a borderline joke. The guy, Dallas Jackson, picks a few programs and rides them so hard it is sad. He had Booker T. Washington rated in the top 50 after Northside-Warner Robins destroyed them 31-7. He is grossly biased towards South Florida programs and his national polls rarely reflect the individual state polls.

For example, Peachtree Ridge is still rated in the top 45 in the Rivals.com poll. However, P-Ridge is rated 9th in the state of Georgia. That does not make logical sense and highlights what poor judgement Jackson has. I have heard that he has no credibility. I have a good friend who is the AD at Miami’s Monsignor Pace Academy. I have heard (Jackson) is shopping for a high school coaching job and hypes programs with the hope of joining one of the programs he hypes.

Heck, he may be the water boy and designated cheerleader (along with Todd Holcomb) of Peachtree Ridge next season. All of the cheerleading in the world is not going to stop P-Ridge from getting violated when they wonder south of the Gnat Line.

CAMDEN COUNTY WILDCAT!!!!!

September 10th, 2009
1:53 pm

ARE YOU SERIOUS GRAYSON!!! BUT HATS OFF TO THEM!!! CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM AGAIN!!! AND WE WILL SHOW YOU WHO REALLY SHOULD BE RANKED IN THE NATION…YEP AND ALL OF OUR BIG BOYS IS BACK FROM SUSPENSION, AND WE HAD YOUNGS GUYS WHO WAS STARTING WHEN WE PALYED AGAINST YALL….BUT THE CATS ARE BACK!!!!

slalom1

September 10th, 2009
4:26 pm

YO, Be careful. My last comment about a certain female got me into lots of trouble. (Even though the school was named after her.)lol.

VIKING DAD

September 10th, 2009
4:38 pm

Roll on Vikings

nomo

September 11th, 2009
9:16 am

Camden Wildcat, we’ll look forward to the next meeting. We’ll have several of our starters back as well (from injury), so all should be equal once again. Stop whinin…you got beat. No offensive scores!

CAMDEN COUNTY WILDCAT!!!!!

September 11th, 2009
12:41 pm

AND TO NOMO, WHERE’S GRAYSON’S RING AT???? I DONT SEE ANY WHERE THAT THEY HAVE TITTLE UNDER THEIR BELT…SO SAVE THE TRASH…IT DOESNT MATTER ABOUT WHO WON AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW FINISH!!! SO WHEN THE GRAYSON RAMS GET’S A CHAMPIONSHIP RING, THAT IS WHEN U CAN DEFINITLY DO YOUR TALKING…SO INTILL THEN GET A RING!!!!!

Quinn

September 11th, 2009
3:22 pm

ENR, I hope you realize how badly PRHS played last week. We were sloppy, we didn’t execute, and we gave up in the 3rd quarter. I must agree, martin stadium is one of the hardest places to play, it’s gigantic, loud, and the refs always favor Lowndes (Refs always favor the home team, not picking on Lowndes). It’s even harder for a team like PRHS who has to drive 4-hours and then play football. It creates distractions. The same thing happened to Coffee County last year, they had to come to PRHS after a 4 hour drive, and got killed 38-0 in the third round of the playoffs. (who woulda thought third stringers would play in the 3rd round of the playoffs). If Lowndes and PRHS played 10 times on a neutral field, I’d take Lowndes 6/4. If PRHS and Lowndes both win region, (not unlikely), they would face off in the third round of the playoffs, I’d like to see the Vikings come up to PRHS for once. (we will see that the next two years, LHS/PRHS have a 4 year deal, first two in Valdosta, second two in Atlanta)

SportsFan31313

September 11th, 2009
4:48 pm

Goodluck tonight Football Fans on your Teams…..

south georgia sportsmom

September 11th, 2009
9:32 pm

Another big win for Lowndes–41-0 over Ware County. That makes 167 points Lowndes has scored in just three games, while holding all three teams to a combined 31 points. And that’s with sending in the 2nd and 3rd string players. Wonder how high they’ll jump in the polls this coming week?

SportsFan31313

September 12th, 2009
3:43 pm

All I can say is that this was a surprising weekend for me. A lot of my prediction was wrong. I just knew that Camden County would have beaten Hoover Ala. My hat goes off to Hoover. They shut down Camden County’s offense the entire 2nd half where Camden didn’t score any more. The 1st half belonged to Camden County with Camden County leading 27-14. Camden County’s Ean Day is a beast. That kid is very fast. Heck, he was on special teams, and played running back. He is the man to key on. He is definitely Division 1 material. As for Camden County’s Defense, they can really hit hard. Although they displayed such an impressive first half against Hoover, you can tell that Camden County is in a rebuilding state.