Cross country rankings: Blue Devils keep rising

By Stephen Black

Score Atlanta

Marietta kept climbing in Class AAAAAA and landed at No. 3 after its second major win in as many weeks, this time at the Region 4-AAAAAA championships at Harrison. The Hoyas girls won the Region 4 meet and moved into the Class AAAAAA poll, debuting at No. 6 while North Cobb, which finished second, dropped to No. 8.

At the Carrollton Last Chance Invitational, Etowah finished second and was followed by Peachtree Ridge. The Eagles moved to No. 9 in Class AAAAAA and the Lions entered the poll at No. 10.

Dunwoody entered the Class AAAAA poll at No. 10 after a second-place finish at the Region 6-AAAAA championships at Druid Hills.

In the Region 5-A championships at Our Lady of Mercy in Fairburn, No. 3 Galloway won the race while Landmark Christian came in second and moved up to No. 4.

Blessed Trinity and Cartersville swapped spots in Class AAA, Model moved into the Class AA poll at No. 6, and Lovett fell to No. 8 as a result of finishes at the Carrollton Last Chance Invitational.

In girls Class AAAAA, McIntosh dropped to No. 8 while Whitewater rose to No. 3 due to finishes in Carrollton.

In girls Class A, Providence Christian (now ranked fourth) and Athens Christian (sixth) switched places after the Stars won the Region 8-A championship meet at Athens Academy.

Also, in girls cross country, Pace Academy came in second and replaced Holy Innocents’ at No. 5.



1. Mill Creek

2. Norcross

3. Marietta

4. Walton

5. Brookwood

6. Milton

7. Harrison

8. North Cobb

9. Etowah

10. Peachtree Ridge


1. McIntosh

2. Lakeside-Evans

3. Pope

4. Winder-Barrow

5. Flowery Branch

6. Union Grove

7. Lakeside-DeKalb

8. Starr’s Mill

9. Richmond Hill

10. Dunwoody

Class AAAA

1. Marist

2. Perry

3. Wayne County

4. Alexander

5. Sandy Creek

6. Pickens County

7. Eagle’s Landing

8. Dalton

9. Northwest Whitfield

10. Hephzibah

Class AAA

1. Woodward Academy

2. St. Pius

3. North Hall

4. Oconee County

5. Hart County

6. Blessed Trinity

7. Cartersville

8. Chapel Hill

9. North Oconee

10. Grady

Class AA

1. Westminster

2. Wesleyan

3. Bleckley County

4. Jefferson

5. Murray County

6. Model

7. Benedictine

8. Lovett

9. Greater Atlanta Christian

10. Pepperell

Class A

1. Athens Academy

2. Darlington

3. Galloway

4. Landmark Christian

5. Athens Christian

6. First Presbyterian

7. Holy Innocents’

8. Pace Academy

9. Hebron Christian

10. Mt. Pisgah



1. Milton

2. Walton

3. Roswell

4. Woodstock

5. Peachtree Ridge

6. Harrison

7. Lowndes

8. North Cobb

9. Centennial

10. Lassiter


1. Flowery Branch

2. Lakeside-Evans

3. Whitewater

4. Winder-Barrow

5. Dunwoody

6. Lakeside-DeKalb

7. East Paulding

8. McIntosh

9. Union Grove

10. Starr’s Mill

Class AAAA

1. Marist

2. Alexander

3. Heritage-Catoosa

4. Chestatee

5. Pickens County

6. Lanier

7. Westover

8. Eagle’s Landing

9. Veterans

10. Grady

Class AAA

1. St. Pius

2. Blessed Trinity

3. White County

4. Woodward Academy

5. North Hall

6. Chapel Hill

7. North Oconee

8. Central-Carrollton

9. Grady

10. Jackson County

Class AA

1. Westminster

2. Wesleyan

3. Lovett

4. Jefferson

5. Bleckley County

6. Bremen

7. Union County

8. Thomasville

9. Pelham

10. Coosa

Class A

1. Landmark Christian

2. Darlington

3. First Presbyterian Day

4. Providence Christian

5. Pace Academy

6. Athens Christian

7. Athens Academy

8. Whitefield Academy

9. Mount Pisgah

10. George Walton Academy

8 comments Add your comment

Steve Bennett

October 29th, 2012
5:35 am

AAAAAA – Brookwood girls??


October 29th, 2012
9:02 am

The Brookwood girls have previously been ranked #22 in the entire United States let alone AAAAAA in Georgia.


October 29th, 2012
9:12 am

Omission of Brookwood girls is an obvious flub. Seems impossible that they wouldn’t be ranked in top 10 in state.

Marietta Fan

October 29th, 2012
9:30 am

I am not quite sure what else the Marietta boys could have done to rise in this poll. If they win state, do you think they can rise as high as 2nd?

Northside Dawg

October 29th, 2012
11:06 am

I wonder how the Carrollton course (state meet) compares with the Old Water Works course in Atlanta, where the state meet was run in the 70s and early 80s? Man, that course was a bear.


October 29th, 2012
12:34 pm

I commented last week about how you weren’t giving brookwood girls enough credit. And then you drop them out of the rankings??


October 30th, 2012
7:31 am

Oconee county boys @ 4 and North Oconee @ 9. North has beat them head to head all year.

1 Devil Fan

October 31st, 2012
4:46 pm

Not sure where you get your data, but according to Milesplit GA, Marietta Boys are ranked #1 – in their last two races they have beaten the 2nd place teams by 30+ points and that includes Millcreek. Looking forward to the State Race.