HS wrestling poll: Archer moves to AAAAAA No. 1

By Score Atlanta

After claiming a second straight Gwinnett County championship, Archer moved up to No. 1 in Class AAAAAA. The win was the seventh tournament won this year by the Tigers. Collins Hill drops to No. 2. North Gwinnett moved up one spot after finishing second at the Gwinnett County championships. No. 4 Brookwood finished third while No. 8 Meadowcreek finished four. No. 9 Parkview finished fifth. GAC stayed at No. 3 in Class AA with a seventh place finish.

Class A No. 1 Gordon Lee stayed atop the polls following a busy week. Gordon Lee beat Pickens but lost to New Class AAAA No. 1 Gilmer. Gordon Lee then took out No. 10 Adairsville and Dade County before posting a 10th place finish at the Bradley Central Invitational.

Marist moved up in Class AAAA to No. 2. In Class AAA, Woodward Academy moved up to No. 2, dropping Blessed Trinity to No. 3.


1. Archer

2. Collins Hill

3. Camden County

4. Brookwood

5. Kennesaw Mountain

6. North Gwinnett

7. Lowndes

8. Meadowcreek

9. Parkview

10. Etowah


1. Pope

2. Loganville

3. Whitewater

4. Clarke Central

5. Kell

6. Ola

7. Union Grove

8. Paulding County

9. Harris County

10. Winder-Barrow

Class AAAA

1. Gilmer

2. Marist

3. Alexander

4. Heritage-Catoosa

5. Locust Grove

6. Eastside

7. Cedartown

8. Carrollton

9. Dalton

10. West Laurens

Class AAA

1. Jackson County

2. Woodward Academy

3. Blessed Trinity

4. Elbert County

5. Buford

6. Oconee County

7. North Hall

8. McNair

9. North Oconee

10. Adairsville

Class AA

1. Jefferson

2. Lovett

3. GAC

4. Bremen

5. Calhoun

6. East Laurens

7. Toombs County

8. Dublin

9. Washington-Wilkes

10. Bowdon

Class A

1. Gordon Lee

2. Holy Innocents’

3. Commerce

4. First Presbyterian Day

5. George Walton Academy

6. Darlington

7. St. Francis

8. Athens Christian

9. Towns County

10. Charlton County

7 comments Add your comment

friday night

December 16th, 2012
6:07 pm

collins hill sent the JV to the county tourment for the second year in row, when state comes around see who wins, not archer. Same result as last year, but Brookwood finishing third must be a lot of week teams in the county now.


December 16th, 2012
8:48 pm

Well why doesn’t CH send the varsity next year? They might want to beat Archer now while they still can, lots of good young talent in that program.

BHS #1 Fan

December 16th, 2012
9:50 pm

Can’t believe Bremen #4 in AA? New in AA but expect big things from the Devils and they will be at the top fighting it out with Jefferson when all is done. Also you must not have heard of Mt. Zion in Carrol County. They have already won 2 tournaments and are wrestling well enough to be ranked in class A.


December 17th, 2012
1:00 am

just wondering how banks county isnt ranked in aaa yet they have beat several schools in the top 10 in several divions this year including

clarke central ranked 4th in aaaaa
gac 3rd in aa

alson in aaa they have beaten
jackson co
elbert co
oconee co
north hall
north oconee

can someone please explain this


December 17th, 2012
9:23 am

How Mt. Zion not ranked. Must have some bad coverage of Wrestling. They are winning tournaments, against some of your ranked teams. Thanks BHS #1 Fan for giving Mt. Zion there due props, And Yes Bremen will be at the top of there game come tourney time.


December 19th, 2012
2:34 pm

Rankings at this time of year rely heavily on the previous year’s ranking. The rankings are gradually adjusted as more and more current matches and tournaments are factored in. Gordon Lee won’t remain at No. 1, and some unranked teams will appear. This is the only realistic way a reporter has to rank teams, most of whom he has not yet seen.


December 19th, 2012
2:53 pm

I go back and forth on whether GHSA is corrupt or just inept. Look at Class A areas for the traditional state championship: Area 1 has one ranked team; Area 2 has one ranked team; Area 3 has two ranked teams. But they have crammed 13 teams into Area 4, which includes 3 of the top 5 ranked teams and 6 of the top 10 ranked teams. Doubtless some very good wrestlers will be left behind from Area 4, while some less than stellar wrestlers may advance at lower seeds in other areas. Geographic politics?