Volleyball: Week 4 rankings

By Score Atlanta

Class AAAAAA No. 1 Walton topped Marist in three sets, and Harrison completed a sweep over East Coweta and Woodstock. Johns Creek moved from No. 6 to No. 3 after a big (25-20, 25-20) win over previously No. 3-ranked North Cobb. Johns Creek also beat Mill Creek in straight sets last week. Hillgrove drops to No. 10 after a pair of losses to Mt. Paran and River Ridge last Thursday.

In Class AAAAA McIntosh continues its hot start and swept Mundy’s Mill, Union Grove and Starr’s Mill. Starr’s Mill lost to Class AAAA No. 1 ranked Columbus over the weekend and remains at No. 3. After Pope won six straight matches, the Greyhounds lost six straight after facing some of the best programs in the state. Pope fell to South Forsyth, Blessed Trinity, Holy Innocents’, North Cobb, Johns Creek and Lassiter before seeing the win column again with a win over Walker. Northgate has beaten Whitewater twice on the season and the Wildcats fell out of this week’s top 5. Harris County topped Northgate earlier in the season, and the Tigers moved up to No. 2.

In Class AAAA, Columbus beat a good Chattahoochee team and then fell to Woodward Academy last Tuesday. Marist fell to Walton in three straight sets, and Sandy Creek continues its struggles. The Patriots were swept by their four opponents on Aug 24, and fell to Newnan and East Coweta on Thursday. Veterans moves to No. 3 after a big win over Northgate. River Ridge had a huge Thursday as well, sweeping Allatoona, Hillgrove and Mt. Paran.

Previously unbeaten Blessed Trinity lost for the first time this weekend in a (25-23, 25-22) match with Sullivan South (Tenn). The Titans went 9-1 against the Tennessee teams over the weekend and did not drop a set in any of the nine wins. No. 1-ranked Blessed Trinity is now 24-1 on the season. St. Pius had a strong weekend and went 5-0 on Saturday with wins over Lassiter, Northview, Parkview, Peachtree Ridge and Mt. Paran. Woodward Academy topped Columbus, but fell 2-1 to Class AAAAAA Chattahoochee.

Class AA remains the same with Westminster at No. 1. The Wildcats lost 2-1 to Holy Innocents’ last week, but still hold key wins over Wesleyan and Class AAAA Columbus this season.

In Class A, Savannah Christian pulled off a five-match sweep on Saturday. The Raiders topped Glynn Academy, Camden County (twice), South Effingham and Centennial, Providence (Fla). Holy Innocents’ fell to Paideia, and Mt. Paran jumped from No. 10 to No. 5 this week after topping McEachern, Hillgrove and Allatoona. The Eagles are 11-4 on the season.

Week 4 Rankings

Class AAAAAA

1. Walton

2. Harrison

3. Johns Creek

4. North Cobb

5. South Forsyth

6. Chattahoochee

7. Roswell

8. Woodstock

9. Mill Creek

10. Hillgrove

Class AAAAA

1. McIntosh

2. Harris County

3. Starr’s Mill

4. Northgate

5. Pope

6. Greenbrier

7. Lakeside-DeKalb

8. Northview

9. Whitewater

10. Riverwood

Class AAAA

1. Columbus

2. Marist

3. Veterans

4. River Ridge

5. Southeast Whitfield

6. Woodland-Stockbridge

7. Carrollton

8. Heritage-Catoosa

9. South Effingham

10. Jonesboro

Class AAA

1. Blessed Trinity

2. St. Pius X

3. Woodward Academy

4. Buford

5. Oconee County

6. Sonoraville

7. Morgan County

8. Islands

9. Cartersville

10. North Murray

Class AA

1. Westminster

2. Wesleyan

3. Lovett

4. St. Vincent’s Academy

5. Greater Atlanta Christian

6. Westside-Augusta

7. Calhoun

8. Jefferson

9. Kendrick

10. Spencer

Class A

1. Savannah Christian

2. Landmark Christian

3. Holy Innocents’

4. Hebron Christian

5. Mt. Paran Christian

6. Walker

7. George Walton Academy

8. Savannah Country Day

9. ELCA

10. Paideia

2 comments Add your comment

Vballguy

September 3rd, 2013
8:35 pm

Still not sure how Sequoyah doesn’t make the 5A top 10….>Whitewater is NOT top 10 worthy. AT ALL! Graduated 9…lost a coach? HELLO??? Quit basing rankings on the past

Kate

September 5th, 2013
11:15 am

I am not sure where East Coweta falls, but they have beat a few teams in the top 10 in 6A. They are a strong team. Never get much credit though. I coached them for two years and dealt with no respect. And I agree with the Whitewater Comment above.