Softball: Week 6 rankings

By Score Atlanta

Cobb and Gwinnett teams continue to dominate the polls in Class AAAAAA. Brookwood continues to build momentum and ascend in the rankings since a win over Archer two weeks ago. Northgate takes over the top spot in Class AAAAA as Union Grove stumbled.

In Class AAAA, Marist plays a competitive schedule against teams of all classes and was not penalized in the rankings for tough losses. Buford continues to be the elite team in Class AAA, if not all of the state, in holding opponents to two runs or less 11 times this fall already.

Like Marist, Bremen in Class AA is toughening up for a playoff run by playing all comers this season and should reap the rewards comes playoff time. Telfair County’s success in Class A hasn’t gone unnoticed as it enters the rankings at No. 7.

Class AAAAAA

1. Kennesaw Mountain

2. North Gwinnett

3. Lassiter

4. Hillgrove

5. Brookwood

6. Archer

7. Collins Hill

8. Mill Creek

9. Harrison

10. Duluth

Class AAAAA

1. Northgate

2. Ola

3. Heritage-Conyers

4. Allatoona

5. Greenbrier

6. Sequoyah

7. Starr’s Mill

8. South Paulding

9. Pope

10. Union Grove

AAAA

1. Northwest Whitefield

2. Madison County

3. Wayne County

4. South Effingham

5. Heritage-Catoosa

6. Carrollton

7. Columbus

8. Locust Grove

9. Marist

10. Woodland-Henry

AAA

1. Buford

2. Ringgold

3. Jackson County

4. Central-Carrollton

5. Pike County

6. Tattnall County

7. Blessed Trinity

8. Pierce County

9. Rockmart

10. Franklin County

Class AA

1. Heard County

2. Wesleyan

3. Bacon County

4. Vidalia

5. Jeff Davis

6. Calhoun

7. Dade County

8. Bowdon

9. Bremen

10. Cook

Class A

1. Gordon Lee

2. Seminole County

3. Prince Avenue Christian

4. Savannah Christian

5. Georgia Military

6. First Presbyterian Day

7. Telfair County

8. George Walton Academy

9. Mt. Pisgah

10. Darlington

11 comments Add your comment

Dmack

September 17th, 2013
1:44 pm

How did Allatoona leap frog Greenbrier having 7 losses total (Greenbrier has 3); losing 2 out of their last three; and losing to a common opponent with Greenbrier in Buford 0-8 when Greenbrier suffered a heart wrenching loss to Buford 2-3 giving up 2 runs in the last inning? Ola also leap frogged Greenbrier with 6 losses where they scored a combined 8 runs in those 6 losses? Greenbrier’s lone loss in their last 14 games was a lightning/ rain shortened 5 inning game to Harris Co? Harris Co has won 13 of their past 15 games and seemingly hit their stride but we were knocking on the door and feel certain we’d of pulled it out in the end. Combined record of Greenbrier’s three opponents they lost to this year (Buford, Morgan Co; & Harris Co) are 37 and 10. We are 14-3. Puzzled :/

Eagle

September 17th, 2013
4:02 pm

Your poll is a joke. Collins Hill hasn’t lost since they beat Buford and Mill Creek last week and they drop from #1 to #7. They have beaten North Gwinnett and Brookwood twice which you have ranked in front of CH. If you are going to publish these at least put a little thought into the rankings.

deion sanders

September 17th, 2013
7:06 pm

Alexander beat Columbus and Carrollton in the same week and have beaten Northgate and Hillgrove this year and are unbeaten in 5 AAAA play and are STILL not ranked? What a joke….

softball fan

September 17th, 2013
7:57 pm

OK AJC we get it. Softball isn’t football and the person(s) compiling rankings probably earn a little less $$ than those doing the football rankings. But if you actually take the time to publish softball rankings at least do more than toss names in a hat and see what comes out. Let me get this straight. Colllins Hill #1 in AAAAAA last week, goes 2-0 during the week and beats a top ten team in Mill Creek. OK, probably means we should drop them down to #7 behind a team they have beaten 2 times. Makes perfect sense if Bob the crackhead is compiling the rankings. Thank goodness I don’t have to actually pay for the ineptitude that comes from the AJC.

Snoopy

September 17th, 2013
8:09 pm

Buford is probably the best team in the state

hit a single

September 17th, 2013
8:20 pm

Looks like Region 2AA softball is just like baseball, very strong. 3 teams in the top ten and all are great programs.

Warhawk1

September 18th, 2013
6:50 am

Veterans is 13-3-1 and have beaten Heritage Catoosa twice, but can’t crack the top 10. Come on man.

THE REAL DEAL

September 18th, 2013
9:39 am

The rankings that the AJC post each week are a JOKE! I agree with softball fan. If you are going to take the time to do an AJC Ranking for Softball, please take the time to do your homework before just throwing something up to say you did it.

Here are the THE REAL DEAL RANKINGS! Based not only on record but on strength of schedule.

AAAAAA
1. Collins Hill
2. Kennesaw Mountain
3. North Gwinnett
4. Mill Creek
5. Lassiter
6. Harrison
7. Hillgrove
8. Dacula
9. Lowndes
10. Lambert

AAAAA
1. Northgate
2. Greenbrier
3. Jones County
4. Stars Mill
5. Heritage-Conyers
6. White water
7. OLA
8. Creekview
9. Houston Co.
10. Harris Co.

AAAA
1. Madison Co.
2. NW Whitfield
3. Wayne Co.
4. Veterans
5. Heritage-Catoosa
6. Columbus
7. Locust Grove
8. Walnut Grove
9. S. Effingham
10. Marist

AAA
1. Buford
2. Tatnall Co
3. Central Carrollton
4. Ringold
5. Pierce Co.
6. Rockmart
7. Morgan co.
8. Franklin Co.
9. Dodge Co.
10.Jackson Co.

AA
1. Heard Co.
2. Calhoun Co.
3. Jefferson
4. Dade
5. Social Circle
6. Jeff Davis
7. Harlem
8, Bremen
9. Vidalia
10. Bacon Co.

A Public and Private
1. Georgia Military
2. Gordon Lee
3 Eagles Landing Christian
4. First Presbyterian
5. Hawkinsville
6. Savannah Christian
7. Prince Ave
8. Mt Zion
9. Brookstone
10. Schley Co.

DAWGFAN

September 18th, 2013
12:10 pm

I agree that the AJC rankings are a joke and I suspect whoever makes the rankings has not attended very many games this year if any at all. The Real Deal is pretty much spot on in his rankings !

Dmack01

September 19th, 2013
9:33 am

I too agree that The Real Deal- ranking is pretty much spot on as well. Maybe ajc can pay him/her to do it for them lol!

softballmom

September 22nd, 2013
10:36 am

Agree with the real deal also, with the exception of Whitewater. They have been run ruled several times lately.