HS softball rankings: Top teams look strong in playoffs

By Score Atlanta

The top teams in the latest softball rankings all looked impressive in the first round of the state playoffs. Class AAAAAA No. 1 Kennesaw Mountain cruised to a 2-0 win over Coffee in the first round while No. 2 East Coweta swept Newton. Alcovy, North Gwinnett and Lassiter round out the top five. The Trojans defeated former No. 3 Brookwood in three games by taking the last two games of the series. No. 7 Peachtree Ridge and No. 8 Collins Hill looked impressed in the first round.

In Class AAAAA, No. 3 Greenbrier was impressive in a win over Richmond Hill while No. 5 Heritage-Conyers swept North Paulding with a combined 21-0 score. No. 6 Whitewater “upset” Thomas County Crentral while No. 7 Pope pounded Arabia Mountain in two games 31-0.

Class AAAA No. 1 Northwest Whitfield swept South Atlanta out of the playoffs with a combined 35-0 score. The top five remained unchanged while No. 6 Carrollton “upset” No. 7 Walnut Grove on the road. Marist enters the fold at No. 10.

Ringgold needed three games to move past North Oconee in the Class AAA playoffs. No. 2 Ringgold dropped Game 1 before winning 5-0, 5-0 in Game 2 and Game 3. The rest of the top 10 remained the same. Monticello and Bleckley County are the two newest names in Class AA as Bowdon and Berrien each dropped out after falling in the first round. Finally, the Class A playoffs don’t begin until next weekend, so the rankings are unchanged.

AAAAAA

1. Kennesaw Mountain

2. East Coweta

3. Alcovy

4. North Gwinnett

5. Lassiter

6. Archer

7. Peachtree Ridge

8. Collins Hill

9. Milton

10. Rockdale County

AAAAA

1. Union Grove

2. Allatoona

3. Greenbrier

4. Northgate

5. Heritage-Conyers

6. Whitewater

7. Pope

8. South Paulding

9. Loganville

10. Kell

AAAA

1. NW Whitfield

2. Madison County

3. Columbus

4. Wayne County

5. Heritage-Catoosa

6. Carrollton

7. West Laurens

8. Crisp County

9. South Effingham

10. Marist

AAA

1. Buford

2. Ringgold

3. Jackson

4. Blessed Trinity

5. Pierce County

6. Central-Carroll

7. Dawson County

8. Tattnall County

9. Dodge Co

10. Franklin County

AA

1. Cook

2. Wesleyan

3. Heard County

4. Bacon County

5. Harlem

6. Bremen

7. Calhoun

8. Jefferson

9. Bleckley County

10. Monticello

A

1. Gordon Lee

2. Seminole Co

3. Telfair County

4. Savannah Christian

5. Calvary Day

6. Mt. Pisgah

7. Johnson County

8. Miller County

9. ELCA

10. Prince Avenue Christian

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ronnie turner

October 21st, 2012
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