National rankings: Few changes among Georgia teams

Not much changed among Georgia teams in the national rankings. Valdosta dropped out of the ESPN Rise 50 after losing to M.L. King, and Sandy Creek tumbled 21 spots to No. 39 in the RivalsHigh 100. Norcross got its first national ranking in the CalPreps computer-generated top 100.

Two nationally ranked Georgia teams face off Friday in Powder Springs when McEachern plays Hillgrove. Both made the RivalsHigh 100. Also, here’s a look at the most recent state rankings.

CalPreps (MaxPreps Freeman)

42. Buford (24)

75. Colquitt County (68)

88. Norcross (NR)

95. McEachern (NR)

99. East Paulding (100)


9. Buford (10)

15. Camden County (NR)

ESPN Rise 50

13. Grayson (14)

18. Camden County (21)

22. Stephenson (22)

33. McEachern (35)

MaxPreps Xcellent 25

13. Buford (14)

14. Grayson (18)

22. McEachern (21)

23. Camden County (22)

Prep Nation

13. Camden County (11)

RivalsHigh 100

15. Camden County (16)

21. Buford (17)

28. Grayson (32)

32. McEachern (30)

33. Hillgrove (31)

39. Sandy Creek (18)

75. Stephenson (75)

77. Lowndes (77)


9. Buford (9)

20. Camden County (21)

39. Sandy Creek (40)

44. Grayson (45)

USA Today

7. Grayson (7)

9. Camden County (10)

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22 comments Add your comment

how 'bout

October 5th, 2011
9:14 am

computer raking are always a little suspect for the very reason they are impartial, they simply use raw data and and not the context the data comes from. in my humble opinion any rating/ranking list even a novice to the sport should be able to say if any two teams on the list if put on the field together the higher rated/ranked team should win 3 out of 4 times, and the greater the spread in the rating/ranking the more dominate the wins


October 5th, 2011
10:05 am

Does anyone believe Buford would defeat Camden, Grayson and McEachern 3 out of 4 games? I don’t! :-)


October 5th, 2011
2:14 pm

Shamden74: no I do not…but I think we would do it 3 out of 3… guys might do it 2 out of 3…….do the math next time


October 5th, 2011
4:58 pm

I think Buford is a monster. Will we ever know if they could win against Camden, Grayson and McEachern? Unfortunately not. But when you look at their size and stats on paper any team going up against them shouldn’t take it lightly. People can pay to play there and if you had an athlete with D1 potential that lived close to Buford you would send them there because they would get seen more. I wish they would play up divisions but the fact is they don’t have to so why should they. They get national recognition where they’re at. We will always have the people that say – But this, But that, They do this, they do that. Just let it be. Buford is going to get a bad rep no matter what. If they played up and won those games people would complain harder that you can pay to play there. In my opinion I would feel sorry for the team they affect and wouldn’t worry about them otherwise.

South Fl Transplant

October 5th, 2011
9:33 pm

I have been in Ga now for 2 years and I have seen only one team venture out of state to play a national power. With all of the quality programs in Ga I fail to understand why the schools do not play the in state powers until the playoffs. I think that if Ga is ever going to get to that true next level, the quality programs are going to have to get on each others schedule earlier in the season, or later. I think that if Ga is ever going to get The Kirk Herbstreit Classic, more schools are going to have to take on National Powers. Ga does not have a fall classic that attracts national powers. With all of the major companies in Ga, they should be able to sponsor a fall classic to attract national powers. Take the top Ga powers and put them against national powers.


October 5th, 2011
9:58 pm

wolfie………. The 2a bully, small time school with small time fans! Nuff said! :-)


October 5th, 2011
10:07 pm

South Fl Transplant………Camden tried to schedule home and home games with Miami Central and STA, they both said NO! They did a home and home series with Hoover, after the second game, Hoover didn’t want to play anymore. This year Camden was in the Herbstreit Classic. They were originally schedule to play Pickerington, but for whatever reason the opponent was changed to Glenville. Camden used to be invited to the Corky Kell Classic, but for the past two years they have not been invited. So, every year Camden has to go out and schedule out of state competition in order to get competitive games!


October 6th, 2011
12:11 am

dreamin, he’s already dreamin and come November, it will be a nightmare…wolfie…wolf wolf

cat doc

October 6th, 2011
10:41 am

Let Camden County come back to the Corky Kell. Good games this week. I take Wilcox Co. Hillgrove, and Lowndes.


October 6th, 2011
1:45 pm

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October 6th, 2011
1:48 pm

Camden74 I dont think think SouthFl Transplant was talking about Camden. Really and truly Camden is one of the few (and I mean FEW) that schedules any real out of state teams. But thats besides the point. All that matters is the playoffs. Suit up or shut up. Thats how I see it. No one knows about state, but every team takes it one step at a time. Go C-High Cats!!


October 6th, 2011
5:33 pm

If the folks that run the Buford program knew the could move up and win they would. That’s why they are where they are. Dominate, but the Dangerfield.

Columbia Blue

October 6th, 2011
8:15 pm

Buford should be forced to play in AAAAA.

how 'bout

October 7th, 2011
10:06 am

@Columbia Blue – why should a Buford be forced to play up 3 classes while a Camden plays down 3 classes, if a mega school like Camden dominated in more than just football, maybe just maybe the Savannah schools might be encouraged to play in a class that truly reflected their student body numbers!!
But that being offered, there is always the geography(and population distribution) problem) in south Georgia, if not in 3AAAAA then where?
And the old calls for 1AAAAA wouldn’t work either for anyone but us true high school football fans – too much travel for the kids, too much time lost on travel, and too much added cost too the schools systems – Unlike the Atlanta-Metro area NO OTHER area in Georgia has the concentration of population and schools to actually have region that consist of schools with comparable student bodies yet within reasonable distances of one another, and still be feasible time wise for the students involved and financially feasible for their school systems…
Which bring up the question again of how does GHSA plan to make the new AAAAAA class work outside the ATLANTA-METRO AREA in 2012?


October 7th, 2011
1:38 pm

how ’bout……….It’s my understanding that the vote for 6A was 26-24. With the 26 votes coming from the Atlanta area and the 24 coming from the South Georgia area. Don’t know all the particulars of why!

4 Generations @ Buford

October 7th, 2011
4:19 pm

To all the Buford haters, when are you going to get as bored with the hate comments as we are. When you build a great program, more people want to be part of it, so that’s our fault how? Have you noticed how few comments you get from us. It’s becasue you are boring!


October 7th, 2011
10:52 pm

Valdosta beat Lowndes 21-17!!!!!!!

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drive fo 5

October 11th, 2011
9:07 am

yall hate to much on us (buford) get a life and talk when you win 4 straight iaght

drive fo 5

October 11th, 2011
9:09 am

not to mention like 4 Generations said you dont see any coments about you from us this gets old quick real quick slick

drive fo 5

October 11th, 2011
9:10 am

no one pays to play either its natural talent. its just that simple


February 14th, 2012
12:58 am

view mbt , just clicks away