List/Trivia/Quote: Valdosta, Buford have most preseason No. 1 rankings


Schools that have been ranked No. 1 in preseason the most times since 1971. In parentheses is the number of times the school won a state title when opening the season No. 1.

11 – Valdosta (5)

11 – Buford (7)

6 – Lincoln County (6)

5 – Carrollton (2)

5 – Lowndes (2)

5 – Thomasville (2)

5 – Thomas County Central (2)

5 – Washington-Wilkes (0)

4 – Americus (1)

4 – Clinch County (2)

4 – Parkview (2)

4 – Southwest DeKalb (1)

4 – West Rome (2)

4 – Sandy Creek (1)


Two players who made preseason all-state are nephews of All-America football players from Georgia’s 1980 national championship team. Who are the uncles, and who are the nephews? (Answer Wednesday)

Answer to Monday’s question: Sandy Creek in Class AAAA was the only team to be ranked No. 1 from wire to wire in 2012.


“Tough times never last. Tough people do.”

- Centennial coach Jeff Carlberg

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Titletown USA

August 20th, 2013
1:15 pm

These type of list are only reminders to the Valdosta faithful of times past….until the wake up and smell the 5A coffee, it is not happening anytime soon, as much I would like to see it, it just ain’t.


August 20th, 2013
1:53 pm

Titletown..When I was in college there in the late 70’s early 80’s…..I remember when going to Valdosta was scary for teams. They knew they were in for a beat down. Seems around 2000 or so things changed. Now its seems it is all about Lowndes. It would be good for it to swing the other way for a while.