Region tournaments are underway this week, and AJC.com will be posting scores and updated schedules beginning today through Saturday in all 48 regions statewide.
If last year was any indication, it should be a wild ride.
Four teams that were No. 1 in the final 2012 regular-season rankings were beaten in their region tournaments. They were Fayette County and Jordan in the boys rankings and Douglas County and Wesleyan in the girls rankings. Wesleyan bounced back to win the Class A title.
The boys tournaments were exceptionally volatile in the highest two classes. Milton was the only No. 1 seed in the highest classification to win its region tournament in 2012. Milton went on to win Class AAAAA.
In AAAA, all regular-season champions that were ranked in the Top 10 were beaten in their region tournaments except eventual champion Miller Grove.
Region tournaments and not the regular season will determine the four playoff teams and their seeds for the state tournament except in Class A.
The lowest class adopted a points system ranking that will determine its 16 public and private school state qualifiers.