National rankings: Camden is state’s new poll favorite

Camden County emerged as Georgia’s new best hope for a national title this week in the aftermath of Grayson’s upset loss to Parkview.

Camden County is ranked No. 7 in the polls of MaxPreps and Rivals.

Grayson, formerly No. 1 in ESPN and Rivals, dropped out of three national polls this week after losing. The Rams remain as high as No. 16 in CalPreps’ computer poll, highest of any Georgia team.

Parkview made the Rivals’ poll at No. 43, a spot ahead of Grayson.

CalPreps

15. Grayson

58. Northside, Warner Robins

65. Colquitt County

69. Norcross

73. Camden County

93. North Gwinnett

94. Lassiter

CNNSI

12. Camden County (NR)

ESPN

16. Camden County (20)

18. Lassiter (NR)

20. Grayson (1)

MaxPreps

7. Camden County (12)

25. Grayson (2)

PrepNation

17. Camden County (NR)

Rivals

7. Camden County (9)

11. Lassiter (22)

33. Northside, Warner Robins (NR)

39. Norcross (NR)

43. Parkview (NR)

44. Grayson (1)

Scout

24. Grayson (2)

35. Camden County (36)

USA Today

11. Camden County (NR)

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17 comments Add your comment

louisiana wildcat

September 20th, 2012
9:16 am

All the more reason for the Valdosta wildcats to knock off Camden in 2 weeks

topper

September 20th, 2012
11:57 am

I sure hope you are wrong but I can’t wait to find out!

xbot

September 20th, 2012
12:09 pm

Only if the 2010 Valdosta team suits up.

Camden74

September 20th, 2012
3:25 pm

The TARGET gets BIGGER, so what else is new? :-D

cat doc

September 20th, 2012
6:27 pm

? when I come into valdosta on 84 w, what way do I go to get to the stadium ? some directions please

mistermak

September 20th, 2012
11:13 pm

Looking forward to that game. Taking vacation for the whole week just to prepare for it! Been a long time since region play meant something to me and the blue cats!

TItletown USA

September 21st, 2012
7:39 am

Cat Doc…as you come in on 84W, drive all the way into town until you get to Ashley St (right after passing Church’s chicken on right) and make a right, ride Ashley all the way down until you pass Gordon Street, about 1/2 mile you will see a KFC on your right, then you make a left on Force Street and you are about 2/3 blocks from stadium and should park wherever you see an available slot.

Also, if you GPS the address for Valdosta State University (1500 N. Patterson) it will take you to the stadium, it sits on the VSU campus actually…good luck and be safe coming to Titletown.

jvillebil

September 21st, 2012
7:51 am

Didn’t Parkview only score 3 points in there first two games. Ranked #43 Am I missing something???

Blue Blood 83'

September 21st, 2012
12:45 pm

Northside of Warner Robins with all their wins in the past 15yrs gets no respect. We should have a State playoff between different classifications to see who is actually the best in the State..This is just my thought..

Blue Blood 83'

September 21st, 2012
12:49 pm

We are 2 and 2 against Candem County and missed playing Grayson because they lost before we got to them in the playoffs. The city of Warner Robins gets no respect.

Blue Blood 83'

September 21st, 2012
12:49 pm

We are 2 and 2 against Candem County and missed playing Grayson because they lost before we got to them in the playoffs. The city of Warner Robins gets no respect.

MSPharm

September 21st, 2012
7:17 pm

Interesting….not a single mention of the Might Lowndes High Vikings! Since 1999 not a single team in the top class has more state titles! Talk about no respect. First team to make N. Warner Robins practice on monday when they first moved up to our class and got it handed to them. the State better be glad they put Camden and Lowndes in same region but now its double trouble to deal with.

Tipp Smooth

September 24th, 2012
10:33 am

Camden have three titles since 03..

Camden74

September 24th, 2012
10:56 am

Let’s see where everybody’s ranked in mid December, that’s the only time rankings really count! Go Camden County Wildcats! :-D

pro

September 24th, 2012
11:44 am

@Blue Blood 83′

You have to play with the big boys to get that kind of recognition. Fair? Maybe not, but true. Georgia Southern is arguably the best I-AA football program over the past 20 years and I am sure their expectations are not to be ranked with Alabama, LSU, UGA, etc.

Camden74

September 24th, 2012
4:00 pm

Blue Blood 83′…….When the pressure was on and the game really counted for all the marbles, which team shriveled under the limelight? Go Camden County Wildcats! :-D

rmbuck

September 24th, 2012
6:06 pm

@jvillebil: Yes you are right, they won 3-0 then lost 20-0. But I guess beating the nations #1 (on some polls) counts for something. Either way go figure.