Soccer: Spring break means few changes in rankings

By Score Atlanta

Last week meant spring break for many schools throughout the state and, therefore, several ranked teams were inactive. In some cases, entire polls remained unchanged.

In the boys rankings, Classes 3A and 4A saw no movement.

In Class 6A, however, South Gwinnett upset No. 3 Central Gwinnett causing the Black Knights to fall to No. 6. No. 2 Centennial meanwhile, gained a huge win by edging No. 8 Harrison 1-0 Friday.

Evans is a new member of the top 10 in Class 5A after defeating local rival Lakeside, which was ranked No. 9, on Tuesday 1-0.

Class AA saw the most movement this week as three teams in the poll either lost or tied games. Wesleyan beat beat Lovett 3-1 Friday to hand the Lions their fourth loss in five games. The loss dropped Lovett out and promoted Wesleyan back to the top 10. No. 3 Westminster lost to No. 1 Greater Atlanta Christian and 3A-power Woodward Academy, but did not drop due to the quality of the losses. Westside-Augusta dropped to No. 5 after a 1-1 draw to Richmond Academy.

In Class A, No. 6 Galloway dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 5 Pace Academy Friday and fell to No. 8 as a result.

Class AAAAAA

1. Lassiter

2. Centennial

3. East Coweta

4. Lambert

5. Brookwood

6. Central Gwinnett

7. Roswell

8. Harrison

9. South Forsyth

10. Meadowcreek

Class AAAAA

1. McIntosh

2. Glynn Academy

3. Starr’s Mill

4. Houston County

5. Heritage-Conyers

6. Allatoona

7. Clarke Central

8. Lithia Springs

9. Greenbrier

10. Evans

Class AAAA

1. Dalton

2. Chestatee

3. Carrollton

4. Northwest Whitfield

5. Johnson-Gainesville

6. Alexander

7. Grady

8. Spalding

9. Mary Persons

10. Southeast Whitfield

Class AAA

1. St. Pius

2. Blessed Trinity

3. Dawson County

4. North Murray

5. Woodward Academy

6. West Hall

7. Cartersville

8. Cross Keys

9. North Hall

10. Decatur

Class AA

1. Greater Atlanta Christian

2. Calhoun

3. Westminster

4. Coosa

5. Thomasville

6. Westside-Augusta

7. Atkinson County

8. Benedictine

9. Murray County

10. Wesleyan

Class A

1. Atlanta International

2. Paideia

3. Hebron Christian

4. Pacelli

5. Pace Academy

6. Fellowship Christian

7. Holy Innocents’

8. Galloway

9. Savannah Christian

10. Savannah Country Day

Girls

As with the boys rankings, some polls remained the same due to spring break. Class 6A and 2A remained unchanged due to the inactivity while other polls featured one or two changes. In Class 5A, Lakeside-DeKalb moved up to No. 4 after picking up a win last week. In 4A, Spalding jumped from No. 8 to No. 6 after scoring a victory.

In 3A, Woodward Academy fell to No. 8 after losing twice last week. Woodward Academy has now lost three of its last four matches. Meanwhile, Chapel Hill took advantage of a 10-0 win over Douglass to move up to No. 5.

The most movement in this week’s rankings can be found in the Class A poll. No. 1 First Presbyterian Day handed No. 9 Calvary Day to drop the program one spot. Holy Innocents’ fell to No. 7 after a loss to River Ridge. Savannah Country Day fell from No. 4 to No. 6 after a pair of losses over the week. No. 4 Providence Christian and No. 8 Paideia moved up to fill the spots of Savannah Christian and Calvary Day.

Class AAAAAA

1. Mill Creek

2. Parkview

3. South Forsyth

4. Lassiter

5. Harrison

6. Collins Hill

7. Brookwood

8. Grayson

9. Tift County

10. Hillgrove

Class AAAAA

1. Northview

2. Heritage-Conyers

3. Whitewater

4. Lakeside-DeKalb

5. Starr’s Mill

6. McIntosh

7. Glynn Academy

8. North Paulding

9. Houston County

10. Gainesville

Class AAAA

1. Marist

2. Heritage-Catoosa

3. Locust Grove

4. Cairo

5. Columbus

6. Spalding

7. Alexander

8. Chestatee

9. Veterans

10. Grady

Class AAA

1. Blessed Trinity

2. Buford

3. St. Pius

4. Dawson County

5. Chapel Hill

6. Jackson County

7. White County

8. Woodward Academy

9. North Oconee

10. Cartersville

Class AA

1. Greater Atlanta Christian

2. Calhoun

3. Westminster

4. Oglethorpe County

5. St. Vincent’s Academy

6. Vidalia

7. Bremen

8. Temple

9. Putnam County

10. Dublin

Class A

1. First Presbyterian Day

2. Hebron Christian

3. Mount Paran

4. Providence Christian

5. Strong Rock Christian

6. Savannah Country Day

7. Holy Innocents’

8. Paideia

9. Calvary Day

10. Fellowship Christian

One comment Add your comment

Jordan

April 11th, 2013
9:24 pm

Who are these rankings done by? Coaches, writers, or just this articles author. Thanks.