Girls basketball rankings: Columbia remains No. 1 despite loss to Redan, which climbs to No. 2

Columbia held on to the No. 1 spot in this week’s Class AAAA girls basketball rankings despite a 64-62 loss on Friday to Redan, which climbed from No. 4 to No. 2 with the victory.

The DeKalb County powers split their two regular-season meetings, but Columbia gets the edge in the rankings based on its 65-33 victory in the first game against the Raiders as well as a slightly more difficult schedule. Cross Creek, the only remaining undefeated team in AAAA, fell to No. 3 and Woodland-Stockbridge dropped to No. 4 to make room for Redan’s climb.

The other five No. 1 teams from last week – Norcross in Class AAAAAA, Tucker in AAAAA, Buford in AAA, Wesleyan in AA and Southwest Atlanta Christian in A – went undefeated last week and retained their top rankings.

Southwest Atlanta Christian avenged its only loss this season to a Georgia team when it routed previous No. 2 Darlington 64-32 on Saturday. Darlington, which won the first meeting 47-46 in January, fell three spots to No. 5.

There are three new teams in this week’s rankings. Mary Persons replaced Dutchtown in Class AAAA, Dodge County replaced Dawson County in AAA, and Paideia replaced Calvary Day in A. Dawson County, which was No. 8 last week, was the only ranked team to lose twice during the week – 50-46 against Banks County on Tuesday and 75-40 to No. 1 Buford on Friday.

Class AAAAAA

1. North Gwinnett (21-1)

2. Norcross (19-4)

3. Parkview (23-0)

4. Cherokee (22-1)

5. Alpharetta (19-4)

6. North Cobb (21-3)

7. Woodstock (17-6)

8. North Forsyth (20-3)

9. Hillgrove (17-6)

10. Hughes (19-2)

Class AAAAA

1. Tucker (20-3)

2. Stephenson (21-3)

3. Miller Grove (19-3)

4. McIntosh (21-2)

5. Kell (18-2)

6. Creekview (20-4)

7. Cedar Shoals (20-2)

8. Osborne (18-5)

9. Southwest DeKalb (15-8)

10. Flowery Branch (21-2)

Class AAAA

1. Columbia (18-3)

2. Redan (19-1)

3. Cross Creek (22-0)

4. Woodland-Stockbridge (23-1)

5. Jonesboro (19-4)

6. Fayette County (15-5)

7. Sandy Creek (18-4)

8. Marist (13-5)

9. Mary Persons (19-2)

10. South Effingham (23-1)

Class AAA

1. Buford (16-4)

2. Washington County (21-1)

3. St. Pius (20-3)

4. North Oconee (21-2)

5. Sonoraville (21-1)

6. Beach (20-3)

7. Chapel Hill (20-3)

8. Elbert County (18-4)

9. Decatur (17-6)

10. Dodge County (18-4)

Class AA

1. Wesleyan (20-4)

2. Laney (23-0)

3. Kendrick (23-0)

4. Calhoun (20-1)

5. Pelham (20-3)

6. Thomasville (19-2)

7. Greater Atlanta Christian (17-6)

8. Dublin (21-3)

9. Model (17-5)

10. Bremen (17-5)

Class A

1. SW Atlanta Christian (22-2)

2. Randolph-Clay (21-2)

3. Holy Innocents’ (17-5)

4. Gordon Lee (18-5)

5. Darlington (16-6)

6. George Walton Academy (18-3)

7. St. Francis (14-8)

8. Towns County (18-4)

9. Paideia (18-4)

10. Turner County (17-4)

5 comments Add your comment

freddie

February 3rd, 2013
4:37 pm

go northgwinnett all the way

Ga. Boy

February 4th, 2013
8:09 pm

DONT overlook the West Laurens Lady Raiders they will be a thorn come playoff time. They were up by nine on Mary Person before a few injuries occured. Now we have those players heathy. 17-6 is their current record.

Mark Holliday

February 5th, 2013
10:16 am

The fact that Cross Creek is the only undefeated team in all of AAAA basketball and they can get NO RESPECT is a complete joke. Furthermore while Columbia has won state championships 3 out of the last four years, the fact still remains that Cross Creek was pre-season number 2 in the rankings and have been ranked 2nd pretty much the whole year, but then the #4 team (Redan) beats Columbia last week and they jump to number 2, Columbia stays at number 1 even though they lost, and Cross Creek does their job by staying undefeated but falls to number 3 is a joke. The computer rankings shouldn’t come into play, but I guess this is the only reason that can be given for this happening. We aren’t from Atlanta but my God the girls from Augusta deserve some love for their accomplishment. Fair is fair, they can’t control their scheduling, and you all know they should be number 1.

Decatur 4 Life

February 5th, 2013
11:00 am

Mark Holliday

I can feel your pain I don’t think Cross Creek should’ve dropped after continuing to win like they’ve done all season but you can’t deny the schedule that some of the other teams have played. I don’t think you can dismissed the fact that Columbia has played better competition than Cross Creek, I think a lot of factors go into the rationale for ranking them #1.

ron

February 5th, 2013
6:00 pm

Ga. Boy West Laurens isn’t even ranked.