Maxwell Ratings: Buford is state’s best team to date

Colquitt County might be the new No. 1 team in Class AAAAAA, but the Packers aren’t the best-performing team in Georgia, according to the computer Maxwell Ratings.

That would be Buford, the No. 1 team in Class AAA. Colquitt is fourth behind Carrollton and Washington County.

Is it possible the best three teams in Georgia play below the top two classifications?

The computer ratings are based on scores, not conventional wisdom that says the best teams play in the highest class. If one looks at Buford’s scores, for example, they are as dominant as one would expect from any Class AAAAAA playing the same schedule.

”Aside from the Gainesville game, it’s clear Buford has yet to be tested,” Maxwell said. ”However, since the Gainesville game is the best barometer to date, Buford went into the stadium of what most everyone agrees is one of the top five teams in AAAAA and beat them by more than three touchdowns. That alone would put them at the top of the AAAAAA teams.”

Maxwell concedes that was only one game, and perhaps the margin of victory was a fluke.

”But we have no way to know until Buford plays more stringent competition, which will happen in the playoffs,” Maxwell said. ”Still, fluke or not, the ratings mathematically reflect what has happened on the field.”

Going region by region, here are the computer Maxwell Ratings through games of Oct. 26.

CL=Team’s ranking within its classification. OV=Team’s ranking in all classes. W-L=Record. RAT=Power rating. SOS=Strength of schedule of games played so far. PW=Projected wins. PL=Projected losses. (Region play-in games are not projected.)

CL OV 1 – AAAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
1 4 Colquitt County 7   -   1 92.44 72.94 8.55 1.45
5 11 Camden County 7   -   1 84.96 67.28 7.97 2.03
11 22 Valdosta 5   -   3 82.06 74.50 6.65 3.35
12 24 Lowndes 7   -   2 81.28 63.33 7.38 2.62
18 35 Tift County 4   -   5 73.96 75.15 4.72 5.28
24 55 Coffee 4   -   4 69.63 69.49 4.31 5.69
31 71 Brunswick 3   -   5 65.64 69.25 3.42 6.58
CL OV 2 – AAAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
6 12 Lovejoy 8   -   1 84.37 59.04 8.94 1.06
37 93 Rockdale County 5   -   3 59.87 56.71 6.57 3.43
43 114 Luella 5   -   4 57.02 54.47 5.53 4.47
44 116 Newton 3   -   5 56.94 67.95 4.39 5.61
46 121 Alcovy 6   -   2 56.03 43.76 6.44 3.56
60 270 Morrow 1   -   7 32.96 56.67 1.62 8.38
61 281 Druid Hills 3   -   5 30.06 44.01 3.51 6.49
CL OV 3 – AAAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
7 17 Langston Hughes 7   -   1 83.13 61.34 8.83 1.17
26 58 East Coweta 4   -   4 68.79 71.04 5.47 4.53
32 75 Westlake 5   -   3 64.17 59.07 5.64 4.36
34 78 Newnan 5   -   3 63.33 60.24 5.91 4.09
51 152 Douglas County 2   -   6 50.93 61.70 2.70 7.30
54 165 Tri-Cities 0   -   7  – 1 49.27 64.18 0.46 8.54
CL OV 4 – AAAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
8 18 North Cobb 7   -   1 83.04 62.10 8.73 1.27
9 20 McEachern 7   -   1 82.40 61.14 8.43 1.57
15 27 Hillgrove 7   -   1 79.34 62.67 8.33 1.67
23 46 Marietta 6   -   2 71.87 56.41 6.84 3.16
30 69 Harrison 5   -   3 65.80 62.04 5.56 4.44
49 131 Campbell 4   -   5 54.29 55.84 4.05 5.95
52 153 South Cobb 2   -   6 50.92 64.90 2.66 7.34
55 174 Pebblebrook 2   -   6 48.12 65.60 2.97 7.03
57 194 Kennesaw Mountain 1   -   7 44.10 66.67 2.41 7.59
CL OV 5 – AAAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
19 37 Milton 6   -   2 73.45 63.17 7.47 2.53
20 39 Lassiter 5   -   3 72.89 67.21 6.31 3.69
21 42 Etowah 7   -   1 72.49 58.42 7.99 2.01
22 44 Walton 4   -   4 72.44 71.81 5.27 4.73
29 66 Cherokee 5   -   3 66.62 62.69 6.01 3.99
39 98 Roswell 4   -   4 59.36 59.98 4.42 5.58
40 99 Woodstock 2   -   6 59.35 66.87 2.81 7.19
45 117 Wheeler 2   -   6 56.80 65.45 2.70 7.30
CL OV 6 – AAAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
16 28 Alpharetta 6   -   2 78.51 67.03 7.93 2.07
17 34 West Forsyth 6   -   2 74.17 62.11 7.54 2.46
33 77 South Forsyth 7   -   1 63.97 48.73 7.81 2.19
35 83 North Forsyth 5   -   3 62.04 57.04 6.39 3.61
38 96 Lambert 4   -   4 59.66 59.44 4.79 5.21
48 130 Chattahoochee 3   -   5 54.68 59.97 4.03 5.97
53 163 Centennial 1   -   7 49.53 63.91 1.40 8.60
59 232 Johns Creek 0   -   8 38.24 61.71 0.11 9.89
CL OV 7 – AAAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
2 5 North Gwinnett 7   -   1 91.88 68.34 8.74 1.26
3 6 Norcross 7   -   2 91.47 67.00 8.00 2.00
4 7 Collins Hill 7   -   1 90.60 62.70 8.70 1.30
10 21 Peachtree Ridge 6   -   2 82.09 64.45 7.25 2.75
14 26 Mill Creek 5   -   3 80.55 66.48 6.29 3.71
56 190 Mountain View 2   -   6 45.24 71.33 2.54 7.46
58 200 Duluth 2   -   6 42.64 66.99 2.47 7.53
62 330 Meadowcreek 1   -   7 21.91 58.30 1.00 9.00
63 346 Habersham Central 0   -   9 16.25 62.93 0.00 10.00
CL OV 8 – AAAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
13 25 Archer 9   -   0 81.17 59.59 9.78 0.22
25 56 Dacula 4   -   4 69.32 69.78 5.59 4.41
27 62 Grayson 4   -   4 67.28 65.62 4.69 5.31
28 63 Brookwood 4   -   4 67.08 67.65 5.19 4.81
36 86 Parkview 2   -   6 61.62 71.29 3.29 6.71
41 100 South Gwinnett 3   -   4 58.98 60.44 3.74 5.26
42 106 Central Gwinnett 2   -   6 57.98 67.42 2.80 7.20
47 124 Shiloh 4   -   5 55.57 58.98 4.47 5.53
50 144 Berkmar 3   -   5 52.27 58.27 3.45 6.55
CL OV 1 – AAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
3 13 Thomas County Central 8   -   1 84.24 61.70 8.84 1.16
8 41 Lee County 7   -   1 72.58 42.82 8.83 1.17
17 68 Harris County 6   -   2 66.25 58.03 7.10 2.90
24 112 Bainbridge 4   -   4 57.25 55.70 4.16 4.84
48 221 Hardaway 2   -   6 40.30 57.84 2.92 7.08
67 321 Northside (Columbus) 1   -   7 23.62 52.95 1.15 8.85
CL OV 2 – AAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
1 8 Northside (Warner Robins) 8   -   0 89.39 56.53 9.84 0.16
12 52 Warner Robins 7   -   1 70.03 50.82 7.61 2.39
13 53 Lakeside (Evans) 6   -   2 69.84 54.23 7.35 2.65
15 60 Houston County 5   -   3 68.19 62.88 6.78 3.22
26 119 Jones County 4   -   4 56.69 57.50 5.08 4.92
35 141 Evans 4   -   4 52.88 52.87 4.19 5.81
49 226 Grovetown 1   -   7 39.32 69.52 2.11 7.89
74 384 Greenbrier 0   -   8 5.57 61.07 0.03 9.97
CL OV 3 – AAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
16 65 Ware County 7   -   1 66.75 42.84 8.88 1.12
25 118 Richmond Hill 7   -   1 56.80 31.65 8.94 1.06
38 160 Glynn Academy 4   -   4 50.31 49.30 5.90 4.10
47 209 Effingham County 5   -   3 41.51 38.38 6.02 3.98
57 261 Bradwell Institute 3   -   5 33.95 39.18 3.91 6.09
64 289 Jenkins 3   -   4 – 1 29.38 27.90 3.15 5.85
70 358 Groves 1   -   7 13.47 45.98 1.19 8.81
75 395 Windsor Forest 0   -   8 -0.95 39.85 0.01 9.99
CL OV 4-Div A – AAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
29 125 Mundy’s Mill 4   -   4 55.56 54.07 4.89 4.11
41 172 Union Grove 5   -   3 48.51 41.27 5.56 3.44
42 179 Drew 4   -   4 47.17 45.23 4.44 4.56
54 251 Ola 2   -   6 35.76 46.09 2.11 6.89
65 293 Forest Park 1   -   7 28.70 51.51 1.87 7.13
72 370 Mount Zion (Jonesboro) 0   -   8 10.98 49.27 0.13 8.87
CL OV 4-Div B – AAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
5 15 Creekside 9   -   0 83.64 55.28 9.00 0.00
19 80 McIntosh 6   -   2 62.97 53.65 6.69 2.31
20 82 Whitewater 5   -   3 62.43 54.97 5.72 3.28
30 129 Northgate 4   -   4 54.93 55.39 4.31 4.69
31 132 Starr’s Mill 3   -   5 54.04 59.40 3.28 5.72
CL OV 5 – AAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
10 47 South Paulding 7   -   1 71.48 54.68 8.95 1.05
11 51 Allatoona 7   -   1 70.27 45.44 8.33 1.67
14 54 North Paulding 7   -   1 69.82 47.30 8.38 1.62
21 95 Rome 5   -   3 59.77 54.00 6.71 3.29
22 103 East Paulding 5   -   3 58.42 51.57 6.19 3.81
28 123 New Manchester 5   -   4 56.00 53.69 5.89 4.11
44 186 Villa Rica 4   -   4 45.80 47.98 4.25 5.75
50 227 Paulding County 2   -   7 38.98 51.13 2.04 7.96
53 239 Woodland (Cartersville) 2   -   6 37.79 55.78 2.73 7.27
56 259 Hiram 1   -   7 34.23 56.35 1.50 8.50
68 332 Lithia Springs 0   -   8 20.75 50.92 0.03 9.97
CL OV 6 – AAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
4 14 Tucker 8   -   0 84.23 41.70 9.89 0.11
7 40 Stephenson 7   -   1 72.75 44.43 8.89 1.11
23 107 M.L. King 6   -   2 57.66 40.76 6.94 3.06
33 139 Arabia Mountain 5   -   3 53.01 46.56 6.79 3.21
34 140 Mays 6   -   2 52.93 39.31 6.16 3.84
51 228 Miller Grove 3   -   5 38.91 46.01 3.68 6.32
55 252 Southwest Dekalb 2   -   6 35.19 52.00 3.02 6.98
58 268 Dunwoody 2   -   6 33.00 48.21 2.55 7.45
63 287 Lakeside (Atlanta) 1   -   7 29.76 49.65 1.94 8.06
71 368 North Atlanta 0   -   8 11.89 45.43 0.15 9.85
73 371 Clarkston 3   -   5  -  1 10.77 19.22 3.98 5.02
CL OV 7-Div A – AAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
32 134 Creekview 6   -   2 53.65 45.03 6.98 2.02
36 142 Sequoyah 6   -   2 52.82 39.74 6.78 2.22
39 164 Northview 4   -   4 49.38 48.77 4.90 4.10
52 230 Cambridge 3   -   5 38.75 42.67 3.22 5.78
66 295 Forsyth Central 1   -   7 28.29 46.26 1.10 7.90
69 345 North Springs 1   -   7 16.62 47.52 1.02 7.98
CL OV 7-Div B – AAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
6 29 Kell 8   -   0 78.31 47.12 8.97 0.03
37 158 Riverwood 6   -   3 50.59 40.69 6.00 3.00
46 208 Pope 3   -   5 41.60 49.69 3.03 5.97
59 272 Sprayberry 1   -   7 32.83 52.58 1.56 7.44
61 275 Osborne 2   -   6 31.66 46.00 2.44 6.56
CL OV 8 – AAAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
2 9 Gainesville 7   -   1 88.91 54.04 8.83 1.17
9 43 Flowery Branch 7   -   2 72.44 52.80 7.15 2.85
18 73 Clarke Central 5   -   3 65.32 59.42 6.85 3.15
27 120 Heritage (Conyers) 5   -   4 56.11 56.77 5.94 4.06
40 166 Loganville 4   -   4 49.22 49.71 4.55 5.45
43 181 Salem 3   -   5 46.80 54.15 3.98 6.02
45 189 Cedar Shoals 2   -   6 45.24 56.48 2.60 7.40
60 273 Winder-Barrow 1   -   7 32.30 56.56 1.56 8.44
62 280 Apalachee 0   -   8 30.15 62.22 0.54 9.46
CL OV 1 – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
13 94 Westover 6   -   2 59.83 49.31 7.88 2.12
19 115 Cairo 5   -   3 56.95 50.31 6.69 3.31
27 168 Monroe 5   -   3 49.12 40.99 6.04 3.96
32 185 Crisp County 4   -   4 46.09 47.78 5.54 4.46
48 223 Americus-Sumter 3   -   5 40.17 44.50 4.26 5.74
53 247 Worth County 3   -   5 36.75 41.75 3.33 6.67
62 304 Albany 2   -   6 26.05 39.53 2.17 7.83
69 348 Dougherty 0   -   8 15.84 50.30 0.09 9.91
CL OV 2 – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
8 64 Mary Persons 8   -   0 66.76 38.63 9.65 0.35
14 97 Veterans 5   -   3 59.45 51.87 6.10 3.90
17 110 Westside (Macon) 5   -   3 57.31 46.19 6.85 3.15
31 183 Baldwin 3   -   5 46.45 51.05 3.88 6.12
42 206 Perry 2   -   6 41.75 51.50 3.51 6.49
45 217 Rutland 5   -   3 40.61 32.41 5.58 4.42
50 243 West Laurens 2   -   6 37.38 47.25 2.37 7.63
76 373 Howard 1   -   6 10.54 40.67 1.06 7.94
CL OV 3-Div A – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
4 30 Statesboro 8   -   0 76.65 42.00 8.76 0.24
9 67 Wayne County 7   -   1 66.25 48.97 7.24 1.76
23 136 Liberty County 6   -   2 53.53 37.49 6.86 2.14
52 246 South Effingham 4   -   4 36.83 36.40 4.14 4.86
CL OV 3-Div B – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
10 70 Burke County 5   -   2 65.78 46.21 6.00 2.00
40 203 Richmond Academy 4   -   4 41.90 43.64 4.96 4.04
51 245 Glenn Hills 4   -   4 37.08 36.19 4.92 4.08
70 354 Butler 1   -   7 13.94 40.40 1.00 8.00
72 362 Hephzibah 2   -   6 13.30 32.46 2.08 6.92
75 369 Cross Creek 2   -   6 11.68 32.23 2.04 6.96
CL OV 4-Div A – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
7 61 Stockbridge 7   -   1 67.92 49.29 7.91 1.09
11 84 Eagle’s Landing 7   -   2 61.93 45.57 7.00 2.00
34 193 Dutchtown 3   -   5 44.25 50.51 3.74 5.26
35 195 Locust Grove 5   -   3 43.36 39.05 5.09 3.91
57 274 Woodland (Stockbridge) 1   -   7 32.29 55.98 1.26 7.74
CL OV 4-Div B – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
3 23 Griffin 8   -   0 81.66 44.42 9.00 0.00
36 196 Riverdale 4   -   5 43.17 47.34 4.00 5.00
37 197 Upson-Lee 4   -   4 42.93 44.56 4.56 4.44
41 205 Jonesboro 4   -   4 41.81 42.65 4.44 4.56
54 255 North Clayton 2   -   7 34.95 50.19 2.00 7.00
64 308 Spalding 0   -   8 25.31 44.11 0.00 9.00
CL OV 5 – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
1 2 Carrollton 8   -   0 94.84 47.18 9.77 0.23
2 16 Sandy Creek 7   -   0  -  1 83.51 54.71 8.22 0.78
12 89 Troup 4   -   4 60.59 57.60 5.60 4.40
15 105 Alexander 4   -   4 58.12 58.16 5.80 4.20
25 157 LaGrange 3   -   5 50.64 54.42 3.31 6.69
39 201 Fayette County 1   -   7 42.32 64.08 1.73 8.27
46 218 Shaw 3   -   5 40.60 53.02 3.53 6.47
61 303 Columbus 1   -   7 26.07 45.18 1.05 8.95
CL OV 6-Div A – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
5 32 Marist 6   -   2 75.51 48.67 6.97 2.03
20 126 Columbia 5   -   3 55.46 48.31 5.89 3.11
38 198 Chamblee 5   -   3 42.92 35.57 5.03 3.97
49 224 Lithonia 3   -   5 40.03 45.15 3.89 5.11
56 267 Stone Mountain 3   -   5 33.39 39.93 3.11 5.89
67 340 Redan 0   -   8 17.43 53.28 0.11 8.89
CL OV 6-Div B – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
18 111 Grady 7   -   1 57.31 37.67 7.67 1.33
26 159 Carver (Atlanta) 6   -   2 50.46 42.30 6.33 2.67
33 191 Washington 6   -   2 44.77 25.16 6.56 2.44
43 213 Banneker 3   -   3  -  1 41.13 39.43 3.44 3.56
71 355 Therrell 0   -   8 13.68 48.22 0.61 8.39
77 380 South Atlanta 0   -   8 7.91 42.53 0.39 8.61
CL OV 7-Div A – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
24 138 Cedartown 8   -   0 53.11 29.03 8.66 0.34
29 176 Gilmer 7   -   1 47.70 29.11 7.34 1.66
47 219 Pickens 5   -   3 40.44 33.67 5.83 3.17
55 256 Cass 3   -   6 34.88 43.73 3.00 6.00
65 319 River Ridge 1   -   7 23.69 43.44 1.17 7.83
CL OV 7-Div B – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
21 128 Dalton 6   -   2 55.18 38.79 6.95 2.05
28 169 Northwest Whitfield 7   -   1 48.95 31.37 7.98 1.02
59 288 Ridgeland 2   -   6 29.45 41.78 2.85 6.15
60 297 Southeast Whitfield 4   -   4 27.70 27.80 4.05 4.95
73 365 LaFayette 1   -   7 12.51 35.04 1.02 7.98
74 366 Heritage (Ringgold) 1   -   7 12.43 35.03 1.15 7.85
CL OV 8 – AAAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
6 38 Monroe Area 8   -   0 73.36 34.23 9.77 0.23
16 108 Chestatee 7   -   1 57.50 40.12 8.12 1.88
22 133 Lanier 6   -   2 54.01 37.95 7.92 2.08
30 182 Eastside 5   -   3 46.80 40.65 5.73 4.27
44 214 Stephens County 4   -   4 41.06 40.52 5.17 4.83
58 284 Madison County 3   -   5 29.94 42.00 3.81 6.19
63 307 Lumpkin County 1   -   7 25.54 47.90 1.22 8.78
66 339 Johnson (Gainesville) 2   -   7 17.84 35.62 2.00 7.00
68 341 Walnut Grove 1   -   7 17.35 41.80 1.27 8.73
CL OV 1 – AAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
17 143 Appling County 7   -   2 52.68 33.08 7.88 2.12
23 167 Pierce County 8   -   1 49.20 31.19 8.93 1.07
33 260 Southeast Bulloch 6   -   1  -  1 34.20 22.24 6.73 2.27
37 283 Tattnall County 4   -   4 29.96 32.60 5.03 4.97
40 305 Johnson (Savannah) 1   -   7 25.63 47.17 2.17 7.83
41 312 Savannah 1   -   7 24.82 44.57 2.42 7.58
47 328 Brantley County 3   -   5 22.18 28.95 3.47 6.53
55 375 Beach 0   -   8 10.40 43.30 0.37 9.63
CL OV 2 – AAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
12 92 Carver (Columbus) 7   -   1 60.29 35.75 8.73 1.27
22 161 Peach County 6   -   2 50.20 37.55 7.23 2.77
29 238 Pike County 3   -   5 37.82 44.42 4.68 5.32
39 302 Jackson 2   -   6 26.17 40.01 2.68 7.32
42 315 Henry County 2   -   7 24.09 47.32 2.18 7.82
49 331 Central (Macon) 1   -   7 21.05 41.96 1.49 8.51
57 379 Southwest 0   -   8 7.94 35.26 0.02 8.98
CL OV 3 – AAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
2 3 Washington County 8   -   0 93.26 48.53 9.00 0.00
16 127 Jefferson County 6   -   2 55.19 44.29 7.53 2.47
18 145 Thomson 3   -   5 52.19 63.37 3.40 5.60
32 244 Dodge County 3   -   5 37.29 43.00 3.73 6.27
38 292 Swainsboro 1   -   7 28.86 48.39 1.35 8.65
CL OV 4 – AAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
7 72 Callaway 7   -   1 65.61 46.14 8.96 1.04
20 149 Central (Carrollton) 7   -   2 51.59 36.81 7.82 2.18
26 222 B.E.S.T. Academy 4   -   4 40.19 35.57 5.65 4.35
31 241 Chapel Hill 4   -   4 37.69 39.77 4.77 5.23
34 262 Maynard Jackson 4   -   4 33.87 32.17 5.25 4.75
36 279 Rockmart 3   -   5 30.29 38.47 3.28 6.72
50 342 Douglass 1   -   7 17.05 35.65 1.11 8.89
51 343 Haralson County 2   -   7 16.91 37.94 2.16 7.84
CL OV 5 – AAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
4 45 Cartersville 8   -   0 72.26 23.42 9.89 0.11
19 147 Ringgold 7   -   1 52.10 24.70 8.09 1.91
30 240 Adairsville 5   -   3 37.70 29.11 6.97 3.03
45 320 Sonoraville 3   -   5 23.69 32.81 3.82 6.18
48 329 North Murray 2   -   6 22.06 31.49 3.86 6.14
54 374 Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe 3   -   5 10.48 20.61 3.20 6.80
58 390 Coahulla Creek 2   -   6 2.34 22.05 2.13 7.87
59 405 Gordon Central 0   -   8 -13.68 24.76 0.04 9.96
CL OV 6 – AAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
3 36 Woodward Academy 7   -   2 73.96 54.70 7.75 2.25
5 48 St. Pius X 6   -   2 71.30 58.32 7.32 2.68
6 59 Blessed Trinity 5   -   3 68.20 60.16 6.03 3.97
8 76 Cedar Grove 6   -   2 64.03 46.13 6.67 3.33
13 101 Decatur 6   -   2 58.85 44.79 7.20 2.80
25 215 Towers 4   -   5 40.91 49.13 4.84 5.16
46 326 McNair 1   -   7 23.16 54.93 1.19 8.81
60 407 Cross Keys 1   -   8 -15.53 11.49 1.09 8.91
CL OV 7 – AAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
1 1 Buford 8   -   0 103.75 43.76 9.98 0.02
9 79 North Hall 7   -   1 63.18 44.08 8.01 1.99
14 104 White County 6   -   2 58.41 42.65 7.65 2.35
21 155 West Hall 5   -   3 50.68 37.00 6.03 3.97
24 207 Dawson County 4   -   4 41.67 47.15 5.18 4.82
28 234 East Hall 4   -   4 38.04 33.79 4.82 5.18
43 316 Fannin County 2   -   6 23.95 49.72 2.31 7.69
56 376 Banks County 0   -   8 9.78 37.40 0.01 9.99
CL OV 8 – AAA WL RAT SOS PW PL
10 81 Hart County 7   -   1 62.87 36.53 8.56 1.44
11 87 Elbert County 6   -   2 61.62 48.16 7.96 2.04
15 113 North Oconee 6   -   2 57.25 33.75 7.30 2.70
27 225 Morgan County 6   -   2 39.77 26.61 6.79 3.21
35 278 Jackson County 3   -   5 30.51 34.63 3.35 6.65
44 317 Oconee County 1   -   7 23.91 46.33 1.77 8.23
52 350 East Jackson 1   -   7 15.40 43.05 1.89 8.11
53 367 Franklin County 0   -   8 12.06 41.93 0.39 9.61
CL OV 1 – AA WL RAT SOS PW PL
6 57 Brooks County 8   -   1 68.99 51.29 8.98 1.02
11 102 Thomasville 5   -   3 58.82 52.26 6.55 3.45
15 151 Fitzgerald 5   -   3  -  1 51.15 47.75 5.29 3.71
16 162 Early County 4   -   4 49.73 47.33 5.18 4.82
17 170 Cook 4   -   4 48.87 48.22 5.37 4.63
27 216 Pelham 4   -   4 40.63 40.69 4.47 5.53
39 291 Berrien 3   -   5 29.26 35.26 3.15 6.85
CL OV 2 – AA WL RAT SOS PW PL
3 31 Benedictine 8   -   0 76.15 35.84 9.98 0.02
10 91 Vidalia 7   -   1 60.31 37.57 8.95 1.05
19 173 Bryan County 6   -   2 48.24 33.26 7.38 2.62
22 188 Metter 6   -   2 45.50 36.18 7.40 2.60
30 233 McIntosh County Academy 4   -   4 38.05 36.90 4.92 5.08
34 269 Bacon County 3   -   5 32.99 40.13 4.06 5.94
40 296 Toombs County 3   -   5 28.20 33.43 3.88 6.12
46 344 Long County 2   -   6 16.78 32.80 2.16 7.84
52 364 Jeff Davis 1   -   7 12.73 31.05 1.01 8.99
53 372 Atkinson County 1   -   7 10.69 37.58 1.26 8.74
CL OV 3 – AA WL RAT SOS PW PL
14 135 Laney 6   -   2 53.54 30.01 7.71 2.29
24 202 Dublin 6   -   2 42.23 26.89 7.03 2.97
32 257 Westside (Augusta) 5   -   3 34.63 27.89 6.93 3.07
38 290 Screven County 4   -   4 29.34 26.92 5.20 4.80
48 349 Harlem 6   -   3 15.71 8.32 6.02 3.98
56 387 East Laurens 1   -   8 4.83 29.18 1.05 8.95
59 398 Josey 0   -   8 -3.90 33.67 0.06 9.94
CL OV 4 – AA WL RAT SOS PW PL
4 33 Lamar County 8   -   0 74.91 36.47 9.95 0.05
18 171 Bleckley County 6   -   2 48.62 36.07 7.64 2.36
21 187 Macon County 6   -   2 45.62 36.10 6.82 3.18
29 231 Northeast 6   -   2 38.35 23.10 7.05 2.95
33 258 Taylor County 4   -   4 34.33 33.67 5.22 4.78
41 298 Monticello 3   -   5 27.63 32.63 3.65 6.35
44 311 Putnam County 2   -   6 25.19 40.99 2.66 7.34
61 406 Crawford County 0   -   8 -14.57 29.54 0.01 9.99
CL OV 5 – AA WL RAT SOS PW PL
9 90 Bowdon 9   -   0 60.40 26.35 9.54 0.46
12 109 Heard County 7   -   1 57.38 29.65 8.36 1.64
23 199 Kendrick 4   -   4 42.65 41.96 5.63 4.37
25 210 Manchester 5   -   3 41.38 32.41 6.85 3.15
28 220 Bremen 4   -   5 40.38 43.44 4.98 5.02
31 250 Spencer 5   -   3 36.05 28.63 5.41 4.59
47 347 Jordan 2   -   6 16.03 36.27 2.14 7.86
50 356 Chattahoochee County 2   -   6 13.58 33.70 2.84 7.16
57 389 Temple 0   -   8 2.49 35.58 0.25 9.75
CL OV 6 – AA WL RAT SOS PW PL
1 10 Lovett 7   -   1 86.41 66.43 8.49 1.51
2 19 Greater Atlanta Christian 8   -   0 82.84 36.32 9.44 0.56
8 85 Westminster 4   -   4 61.82 62.20 5.07 4.93
42 306 Wesleyan 2   -   7 25.63 39.82 2.00 8.00
55 383 Hapeville Charter 0   -   7 – 1 6.37 40.68 0.91 8.09
CL OV 7 – AA WL RAT SOS PW PL
5 50 Calhoun 7   -   1 70.30 29.98 8.94 1.06
26 212 Model 7   -   1 41.19 25.25 7.79 2.21
35 282 Dade County 5   -   3 29.99 20.66 6.00 4.00
36 285 Pepperell 2   -   6 29.92 40.96 3.90 6.10
37 286 Coosa 4   -   4 29.78 27.43 5.88 4.12
45 337 Chattooga 2   -   6 18.62 32.07 2.27 7.73
54 382 Armuchee 1   -   7 7.70 29.66 1.20 8.80
60 403 Murray County 1   -   7 -11.77 23.26 1.03 8.97
CL OV 8 – AA WL RAT SOS PW PL
7 74 Washington-Wilkes 8   -   0 65.09 27.15 10.00 0.00
13 122 Jefferson 6   -   2 56.02 32.14 7.93 2.07
20 177 Rabun County 6   -   2 47.39 25.74 7.96 2.04
43 310 Union County 5   -   3 25.23 19.59 6.04 3.96
49 351 Riverside Military 4   -   4 15.29 15.64 4.54 5.46
51 360 Greene County 3   -   5 13.31 25.97 3.51 6.49
58 391 Oglethorpe County 1   -   7 1.86 18.91 1.01 8.99
62 409 Social Circle 0   -   8 -20.89 19.89 0.01 9.99
CL OV 1 – A WL RAT SOS PW PL
2 88 Seminole County 8   -   0 60.70 26.02 9.93 0.07
26 264 Mitchell County 6   -   3 33.79 24.18 6.06 3.94
45 333 Terrell County 4   -   4 20.46 22.54 5.79 4.21
46 334 Miller County 4   -   5 19.30 23.90 4.02 5.98
55 363 Calhoun County 1   -   7 12.84 30.75 2.64 7.36
60 386 Randolph-Clay 3   -   5 4.94 20.55 3.53 6.47
68 400 Baconton Charter 2   -   6 -6.84 16.47 2.72 6.28
73 410 Stewart County 0   -   8 -24.04 25.61 0.03 9.97
CL OV 2 – A WL RAT SOS PW PL
4 146 Clinch County 5   -   3 52.16 46.33 6.88 3.12
10 178 Irwin County 6   -   1  -  1 47.23 29.19 7.55 1.45
14 204 Charlton County 5   -   3 41.82 35.84 6.20 3.80
31 277 Turner County 4   -   5 31.08 32.63 4.10 5.90
36 309 Telfair County 4   -   4 25.24 24.55 4.69 5.31
37 313 Wilcox County 2   -   6 24.81 35.30 2.57 7.43
52 357 Lanier County 2   -   7 13.54 26.41 2.02 7.98
CL OV 3-Div A – A WL RAT SOS PW PL
13 192 Calvary Day 6   -   2 44.77 24.68 6.89 2.11
33 299 Claxton 4   -   4 27.20 27.03 4.96 4.04
34 300 Savannah Christian 3   -   4  -  1 26.93 29.24 3.62 4.38
41 323 Savannah Country Day 4   -   4 23.40 24.26 4.38 4.62
44 327 Portal 2   -   5  -  1 22.36 29.42 2.11 5.89
66 397 Jenkins County 0   -   8 -2.75 27.96 0.04 8.96
CL OV 3-Div B – A WL RAT SOS PW PL
9 175 Johnson County 8   -   0 47.78 16.98 8.96 0.04
16 229 Emanuel County Institute 5   -   3 38.87 29.11 5.96 3.04
48 336 Treutlen 3   -   5 18.78 25.51 3.94 5.06
50 352 Wheeler County 3   -   5 14.23 22.75 3.04 5.96
58 381 Montgomery County 1   -   7 7.90 26.81 1.04 7.96
CL OV 4 – A WL RAT SOS PW PL
7 154 Marion County 8   -   0 50.78 26.69 9.79 0.21
15 211 Dooly County 5   -   3 41.21 34.59 6.89 3.11
22 249 Hawkinsville 5   -   3 36.42 29.59 5.77 4.23
27 265 Brookstone 4   -   4 33.67 34.56 5.92 4.08
29 271 Pacelli 6   -   2 32.93 5.53 7.33 2.67
51 353 Schley County 2   -   6 13.97 25.64 2.19 7.81
57 378 Greenville 1   -   7 9.16 33.05 1.11 8.89
70 402 Central (Talbotton) 0   -   8 -11.36 29.64 0.01 9.99
CL OV 5 – A WL RAT SOS PW PL
1 49 Eagle’s Landing Christian 7   -   0 70.50 21.26 8.83 0.17
6 150 Landmark Christian 8   -   0 51.25 28.42 8.96 1.04
19 237 Our Lady of Mercy 3   -   5 37.97 42.16 4.19 5.81
23 253 Pace Academy 4   -   4 35.08 31.66 4.99 5.01
24 254 Holy Innocents 5   -   4 35.04 32.86 5.18 4.82
61 388 Mount Vernon Presbyt. 1   -   7 2.55 37.47 1.62 8.38
64 394 Strong Rock Christian 2   -   6 0.26 24.45 2.44 7.56
CL OV 6-Div A – A WL RAT SOS PW PL
5 148 Darlington 7   -   1 51.89 28.78 7.78 1.22
20 242 Christian Heritage 6   -   2 37.46 14.94 6.56 2.44
25 263 Trion 5   -   2 33.85 21.63 5.44 2.56
49 338 Gordon Lee 3   -   4 17.91 22.88 3.58 4.42
53 359 Mount Zion (Carroll) 3   -   5 13.32 14.26 3.42 5.58
CL OV 6-Div B – A WL RAT SOS PW PL
3 137 Mount Pisgah Christian 8   -   0 53.15 29.30 8.95 0.05
11 180 Mount Paran Christian 6   -   2 46.93 35.29 6.94 2.06
32 294 King’s Ridge Christian 3   -   5 28.61 34.46 3.64 5.36
38 314 Fellowship Christian 5   -   3 24.32 19.07 5.05 3.95
39 318 Whitefield Academy 3   -   5 23.90 28.31 3.36 5.64
40 322 St. Francis 7   -   2 23.56 6.24 8.00 2.00
47 335 Walker 4   -   4 19.00 21.28 4.06 4.94
74 411 North Cobb Christian 1   -   7 -31.97 -4.92 1.02 8.98
CL OV 7 – A WL RAT SOS PW PL
8 156 Aquinas 8   -   0 50.66 11.95 9.87 0.13
17 235 Lincoln County 5   -   3 38.02 21.75 6.71 3.29
30 276 First Presbyterian 5   -   3 31.46 25.17 6.10 3.90
42 324 Wilkinson County 3   -   5 23.30 28.28 4.18 5.82
54 361 Hancock Central 3   -   5 13.31 20.54 3.88 6.12
56 377 Georgia Military College 3   -   5 9.36 15.32 3.68 6.32
62 392 Twiggs County 2   -   6 1.09 30.33 2.54 7.46
69 401 Glascock County 1   -   7 -7.54 16.50 1.06 7.94
71 404 Warren County 0   -   8 -13.07 25.24 0.04 9.96
CL OV 8 – A WL RAT SOS PW PL
12 184 Prince Avenue Christian 7   -   1 46.33 21.06 8.67 1.33
18 236 Commerce 6   -   3 37.97 31.45 6.79 3.21
21 248 George Walton Academy 5   -   3 36.51 27.88 5.96 4.04
28 266 Athens Academy 5   -   3 33.53 28.85 6.62 3.38
35 301 Athens Christian 3   -   5 26.43 32.51 3.62 6.38
43 325 Pinecrest Academy 5   -   3 23.26 15.90 5.29 4.71
59 385 Hebron Christian Academy 2   -   6 5.28 25.15 2.83 7.17
63 393 Lakeview Academy 2   -   6 0.64 15.27 2.63 6.37
67 399 Towns County 2   -   6 -6.14 18.88 2.59 7.41
75 412 Providence Christian 0   -   2 -80.72 2.73 0.00 2.00
72 408 KIPP Atlanta Collegiate 0   -   1 -16.45 44.77 0.28 1.72

60 comments Add your comment

MADDBALL

October 30th, 2013
7:07 pm

not that i really care about 3aaa teams,,,but could someone please explain why almost all of gwinnett co.high schools are in 6a and buford is in 3a? from the looks of it,,its only about 5 good teams including buford in that whole classification. it shouldnt be a problem with buford winning the title every year judging from their strength of schedule

RobFromNorcross

October 30th, 2013
7:16 pm

#2, #3 and #4 in AAAAAA all in Region 7

Wolf Dawg

October 30th, 2013
8:13 pm

Buford is HEAD & SHOULDERS above the entire state of Georgia.. By like 9 points????

Oh Well.. No surprise.. Been the states premier gridiron program this century!

Wolf Dawg

October 30th, 2013
8:17 pm

Anyone with any clout with their program…. Ask your AD at your next booster club meeting if they’d like to add Buford to their schedule…

I have been asking this for like 3 seasons..

Gainesville in AAAAA & Elbert Co are the only ones that will schedule the Wolves… Carver-Columbus did a few years ago & we split with them in the reg season but won State, regardless..

Don’t hate – Appreciate… The best gridiron program right before your eyes…

Wolf Dawg

October 30th, 2013
8:18 pm

MADD Buford’s HS enrollment is 908….

They will up the ante next season & rule AAAA too…

MADDBALL

October 30th, 2013
10:17 pm

@wolf dawg im not hating on buford nor their dominance,,,,i just asked a question as 2 why they’re in a lower classification

itsonlywrite

October 30th, 2013
10:24 pm

@MADDBALL .. I wonder why Buford is still in lower classifications myself. The Buford area has had so much economic growth with businesses and ppl moving in to the community that the population of the school has to increase. Gainesville and Flowery Branch’s communties have increased to where Gainesville jumped up to AAAAA and Flowery Branch has been AAAAA for about 2 or 3 years. And in reality, Gainesville really isnt a AAAAA team, we just had to move due to the latino population. So with Buford still being AAA is sorta fishy. But I will say, that with all the new schools being built like Lanier and other schools, they could be picking up majority of the new kids. There’s no telling what’s really going with Buford, but regardless of all that, their teams are and have been AAAAAA worthy. Even though they play in the lower classifications. The defensive and offensive lines for their teams in past years and probably even this year have had guys that average 6-3 250+. And most of those guys can play. They arent just big bodies taking up space. So whether their kids are homegrown or transfers, they keep a good team.

#ELEPHANTNATION

itsonlywrite

October 30th, 2013
10:26 pm

And keep in mind that the Gainesville/Flowery Branch/Buford communties are bordering each other.

#ELEPHANTNATION

Wolf Dawg

October 30th, 2013
10:42 pm

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/georgia/districts/buford-city/buford-high-school-5733/student-body

Buford HS has a student population of 908….

Whether 908 or 3000+ they have the best football program in the state…

MADDBALL

October 30th, 2013
10:54 pm

@wolf dawg yeah nobody can dispute that their not the best team……………………………………………………@ itsonlywrite isnt flowery branch in hall county,,,or it sit on the line

WACO2000

October 30th, 2013
11:02 pm

Very consistent program at Buford……dont think their enrollment numbers will put them up to AAAA on the next reclassification…..best chance for consistent challenges for them in region play would be in AAAAA or AAAAAA…..Buford will/would rule schools in AAA and AAAA regions grouped for their immediate area

itsonlywrite

October 30th, 2013
11:37 pm

@Maddball … yeah. Flowery Branch is in Hall Co. and Buford High School is only a mile or 2 inside the Gwinnett Co. line. Their very close.

@WolfDawg … in my honest opinion, something just doesnt seem right for all the other schools to grow in their student population but Buford seemingly stays the same. Gainesville is only so big, but we have 2 AAA schools, 1 AAAA school, and 1 AAAAA school. Not including Lakeview. I know the Buford community has to at least grown to have a AAAA or AAAAA school.

@WACO2000 … classification depends on Student population.

WACO2000

October 31st, 2013
12:07 am

@itsonlywrite……Enrollment=student population

WACO2000

October 31st, 2013
12:35 am

@itsonlywrite………Based on Buford’s population at the last reclassification………next year, they will probably stay within AAA but just may brush the possibility of going AAAA………Buford was about 200 less students (9-11) than AAAA Johnson High in Gainesville but an increase of only around 100 students (9-11) would probably slide them into AAAA……..region play challenges would not be greater for Buford in AAAA as stated before but definitely would be cool to see them battle with and conquer programs like Sandy Creek, Carrollton, Griffin, and Statesboro

itsonlywrite

October 31st, 2013
2:00 am

@WACO2000 .. I know enrollment = student population. You missed my point. The Buford area has grown with more ppl moving into that community. So the student population should have gone up. If they move up to AAAA, it would probably be like you said. There still would probably be no comp until the playoffs. They would have Johnson and Chestatee in their region as well as Monroe Area. What alot of ppl(not just me… lol) believe that Buford limits their enrollment. For what reason, I have no idea. But many speculate that its to be able to stay in lower classifications. But their teams have been good enough to compete in higher classifications. For whatever reason it is, it just doesnt seem like their enrollment should still be as low as it is. Lanier High School is not too far from Buford and in its 1st year I think it was a AAAA school up until this very day. But IDK, all I know is that Buford is good year in and year out. Great program.

#ELEPHANTNATION

yo

October 31st, 2013
3:42 am

Savannah schools weren’t afraid to play up in the past, why is Buford afraid? If you want to be called the best, play the best. It’s not like there isn’t plenty of AAAAAA competition around them. Length of travel can’t be used as an excuse. Except maybe afraid? Easier to pretend you are the best instead of actually prove you are the best.

OlSchoolRT

October 31st, 2013
4:56 am

@yo what’s to be gained playing a Savannah school sir, what school in Savannah consistently do well year in and year out, and once again ask your AD to call our AD and schedule us a game I’m sure he would talk with your AD and set it up, but it don’t look good for a 6A school or a 5A school to lose to a 3A school can you deal with back lash that go with that gentlemen just asking. Buford don’t mind playing anybody set it up please “Set It Up” we are waiting. Keep on thinking that Buford can’t play with any school in the state and not alone beat them come on and experience the ride you probably won’t like it. “Buford Is The Real Deal’

yo

October 31st, 2013
5:42 am

What I’m saying OLSchoolRT is Savannah used to play up in the highest classification. So can Buford. If you don’t mind playing move up!!! It’s yours to prove what you say.

yo

October 31st, 2013
5:43 am

AAAAAA awaits more than your talk. Is Buford for real. Yes. But apparently Buford doesn’t really believe it or they would come on up to the big leagues.

Jimb

October 31st, 2013
5:52 am

Buford the only city school in gwinnett, you can pay to play and not move. Schools that are neighbors are north gwinnett, mill creek, Collins hill and flowery branch all good programs but can’t recruit. Buford would be a normal program if not for this unusual city pay to play situation. Credit the history for kids wanting to play for them, but no other school in the state has that situation. Private school with public money and without the private school cost.

FridayNightLightsFan

October 31st, 2013
5:53 am

There is ZERO advantage for a 5A or 6A school to play Buford. If the 6A school wins they get little credit from POLLS because it was only a win against a 3A school. If the 6A school loses they take a HUGH hit in the POLLs because they lost to a 3A school. So most 5/6A ADs will not schedule this (I said most, I give credit to Gainesville for doing it) . I’m sure Buford would play any school that would schedule them. Its only to their advantage win or loss. I think Savannah schools played up for 2 reasons. a) Financial – less travel expenses. b) Basketball they have much stronger basketball teams.

Jefferson

October 31st, 2013
6:20 am

Buford uses its advantages well, and ever though the beat Calhoun several time, Calhoun beat their best team last time they played. The last is the best.

Recruiting Question

October 31st, 2013
7:18 am

I am going to give Buford the credit the are due, but they are constantly the talk with recruiting. I am fine with kids wanting to move into the school. Cannot change a parent for wanting the best for their child, but Buford staff has noticeably been going out and visiting homes within the area. That is what I do not agree with. I know it to be true. It is not just in football.

itsonlywrite

October 31st, 2013
7:32 am

@FridayNightLightsFan … I see your point but it shouldn’t be that way. Buford is renowned program that has played nationally ranked teams in the past just like Camden, Colquitt, Norcross, etc. Its crazy how ppl sleep on that program just b/c their lower classification. And like you said, higher classification teams suffer if thy lose them. just like Gainesville did. Gainesville dropped in ranking when we should still be #1in AAAAA when you consider the talent level of Buford and that they are nationally ranked.

#ELEPHANTNATION

Fred

October 31st, 2013
8:35 am

@itsonlywrite – There may be growth in the area but not necessarily within the city limits of Buford. Just because it has a mailing address of Buford doesn’t mean it is in the city limits. If the address isn’t in the city limits, then it costs $2,000 per year in tuition and many people won’t pay that. The county schools on the other hand take all comers as long as you are in their district.

Fred

October 31st, 2013
8:44 am

I don’t think there is any doubt Buford could play a game or two in 6A. I think there is a lot of doubt how well they could hang in for a full season. There just isn’t the depth you need to be able to handle a long season, at least in R7 or most years R8.

NE CAT

October 31st, 2013
8:48 am

I agree with Buford being a top program no doubt. It is easy to say they can beat anyone, but likely a different tale if they play up in classification every week. I once heard a few years ago how bad they would beat Camden/Colquitt, maybe they beat Camden/Colquitt this year, but not year in and year out, no way.

But giving credit where credit is due, I would say this year they most likely beat ANYONE in Georgia. I am a die hard Camden fan and it feels like a sin to admit it, but it is what it is. Tip of the hat to Buford.

OlSchoolRT

October 31st, 2013
8:59 am

@yo As I said come sign up your team did play up in the past and won championships to play Buford, We don’t run from a good game sir speak with your AD yo sounds like you may have his ear sir, make it happen, please make it happen, if not we will never know it’s just all talk sir

Recruiting Question

October 31st, 2013
8:59 am

Again Buford Question – I wish our new GHSA president stops the recruiting.

yo

October 31st, 2013
10:01 am

@OlSchoolRT what you afraid of? You petition to come up to 6A and nobody can run. 6A schools have no where to go but 6A. You can then show us the bully you really are. Just hear talk right now OlSchoolRT. Fred has quite the understanding of why you don’t want any part of 6A. You might beat any one team and even the best in 6A on any given night but you don’t have what it takes to walk the gauntlet every week and then beat the best every week in 6A in the playoffs and YOU KNOW IT! But prove me wrong. Please. You have all the cards and the deck is stacked in your favor……play em Mr. Confidant.

yo

October 31st, 2013
10:07 am

@OlSchoolRT are you that afraid that if you lose a few games to 6A teams you lose your little old mystique? Maybe players stop paying to play? Loose that recruiting advantage you now have? When you come up to 6A and play week in and week out you are going to find out that when you hit the guy on the other side of the line of scrimmage actually hits back. Let that happen every week over a season and into the playoffs and lets find out how much you talk. Cards are stacked and in you favor……play them. You have us cornered in 6A land and we can’t run. GHSA I am confidant would love to grant you permission to play up. If I’m not mistaken the time to do so is close at hand. Play your cards Buford.

Suwanee 0wns

October 31st, 2013
10:21 am

With those composite rankings at the top of the thread, this is the place to discuss Region Strength.

Let’s assume the playoffs were seeded differently so that the top 32 ranked teams made the playoffs instead of just the top 4 teams from each Region. In other words if you are ranked 32 or higher, then your team makes the playoffs.

Here is the number of teams you would see from each Region of AAAAAA

Region 1 – 7 (all of the teams)
Region 2 – 1
Region 3 – 3
Region 4 – 5
Region 5 – 5
Region 6 – 2
Region 7 – 5
Region 8 – 4

The numbers speak for themselves. They give a pretty good idea right there of which teams had tough regular season schedules.

Wolf Dawg

October 31st, 2013
10:41 am

http://bwolvesfootball.teamsitesnow.com/43417/buford-high-school/football

@ Fred – Buford has depth galore, that’s how we win year in & year out.. There are approx. 75 that are 10-12th grade & there are 50 just on the 9th grade team… So the Buford team has no issue with depth.. & they get lots of PT in the second halves of games.. Hit the link & you’ll see many siblings – children that last names you might recognize… They have stayed in the program because it is what it is… Alexander, Curry, VanGorder, Wansley, etc…

Yo Yo -(that’s a toy I had as a kid.. LOL) come to Buford for a game & tour the campus… If you have kids or siblings you’d want to dole out $2000. for them to attend.. They’d get a top notch education in the Arts of they are not athletes. Just saying it’s a great & well rounded school & for the money, better than a private school where you’d dole out $15-20,000 a year per child…

Anyway, this is old news…

yo

October 31st, 2013
1:01 pm

@Wolf Dawg Yo Yo is so original. Like 10 times a year original. Bring it up to 6A and then lets see how much playing time your 2nd and 3rd string gets every week. We’ll see then what happens to that depth. Man I’m telling you all you have to do is pull the trigger. You have the big boys trapped. We can’t go any where. Our backs are against the wall called 6A. Can’t run down from you and can’t run upwards from you. You always wanted to prove you are the best. Do it!!! And like a Yo Yo the message keeps returning to the same topic. Bring it on up.

Sportsnut

October 31st, 2013
1:37 pm

@We Own Suwanee == Still trying I see. Keep digging, you won’t find anything that is going to help in the playoffs and your word will not be enough for you to cause change in the current system. You are starting to sound like Tom Murphy.

Sportsnut

October 31st, 2013
1:47 pm

Let’s agree on something. There has been some over-rating. That causes skewered input. That input was used to determine the ratings. It stands to reason that the outcome will be off because of the flawed input. Remember your own words, the numbers speak for themselves.

Wolf Dawg

October 31st, 2013
1:50 pm

I myself cannot make a school play up or down…

However – YOU (yes YOU the Yo Yo – ‘back & forth ” – that you are) CAN politely ask your AD at a booster meting, if they’d like to contact Coach Dexter Wood at Buford for a game(s)…

Position: Athletic Director
Email: dexter.wood@bufordcityschools.org
Phone: 770-945-6768 x122

For all of ya out there…
Pass this along to YOUR AD

BTW Yo Yo – What school are you affiliated with??

Sportsnut

October 31st, 2013
1:53 pm

Why am I talking to you about this anyway? It is fantasy. Unlike the real world where you are still trying to make a point that is clearly in doubt. Region strength is no longer an issue. Your region can’t help you in the playoffs.

Wolf Dawg

October 31st, 2013
2:35 pm

Sports – You are right – that’s why all the “rankings” mean nothing.. EXCEPT in D1 football.

THank goodness for the playoffs, where champions are crowned…

& the championships come from Gwinnett…

yo

October 31st, 2013
3:44 pm

@Wolf Dawg you need to sell them on the possibilities. Just think of all the revenue you would be taking in from playing all of these bigger 6A schools. Just think of all the rivalries that would come about with the result of playing the Gwinnett schools. Buford could then build a bigger stadium. Buford could then have the revenue to only have to charge a token $1on their pay to play system. Think about how much easier it would then to be able to recruit. Still be pay to play but man you guys would be awesome. The school I am from (Lowndes) knows it doesn’t have a chance against the big and powerful Buford Wolves. We are so glad that when we look at the playoff brackets we don’t have to look for Buford. Tell them to come on up. Sell them on the possibilities. Think how great Buford would be winning all those state championships in 6A. The world would now bow at your feet and you would so deserve it. It wouldn’t be talk it would be for real.

RobFromNorcross

October 31st, 2013
4:18 pm

‘nut-

The way your region helps you in the playoffs is by getting you ready to play tough opponents, If you play the Weak Sisters of the Gridiron all year, then you aren’t tested. On the positive side, you don’t get beat up and lose as many players to injury, And you get home field advantage without having to work up a sweat.

junkdawg

October 31st, 2013
5:18 pm

Is Buford ever invited to the Korky kell classic?

junkdawg

October 31st, 2013
6:29 pm

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Hocus pro us

October 31st, 2013
7:27 pm

I really wish the Buford bloak would ask his AD to move up to 5a.

GwinnettDad

October 31st, 2013
9:14 pm

I was reamed, steamed, and dry cleaned by an Archer supporter who warned me to WATCH MY MOUTH. What I said was that I thought there were 5 7-AAAAAA teams that could defeat Archer. Look above to see those five teams are rated 5, 6, 7, 21, and 26 in the OV category. Archer is rated 25. I rest my case. One would think the fellow might apologize, but I won’t hold my breath.

Poor Mill Creek. Demolished Brookwood 44-10. Mill Creek won’t make the playoffs. If Brookwood can defeat South Gwinnett as the visitor, they’ll make the playoffs. Sometimes there’s simply no justice.

Canes Fan

October 31st, 2013
9:51 pm

OK OK OK everybody stop hold up please stop making excuses as to why Buford is a team that will continue to win until somebody does what Calhoun did and just have to have the right opportunity, play mistake free football and oh yes have the talent to compete. That’s what will take for any team that plays BUFORD. We have played Buford two other times other than when we lost to them in a hard fought game last year in the semi’s. In 2006 we lost a close one 28-25 when scheduled a out of region game agaist them; we were the team that lost by the fewer points and in 2007 when we got waxed 40-0 and of course 21-10 last year. Other than geting our butt handed to us in 2007. In 2012 i would say that we along with Elbert, Gainsville, N Oconee and St Pius put up a good fight, but not good enough to beat Buford. So in the end stop making sad excuses and just prepare your team to be the best by beating the best which right now is Burford the defending champs! Having said that; man we want another opportinuty; but we gotta get through or region (Ringgold) and then three rounds to do that and guess what so does Buford. LOL. GO CANES! #ASTORMISCOMING!!!

FarTrain

November 1st, 2013
12:43 am

Buford is the next “Camden County”. Give it a year or two and the same thing will happen to them that has happened to CC. They will see there is another world out there once they elect to, or are forced to move up, or maybe re-classification takes place. It’s easy to beat the smaller kids on your street, but once you move to a new neighborhood where everybody is your age and the same size, or maybe bigger, you will get your tail “whupped” on a fairly regular basis. BTW, to think that Buford could even hang with Colquitt Co for a half this year is laughable.

GwinnettDad

November 1st, 2013
2:39 am

@FarTrain 1) who plays LG for the Dawgs? 2) Who starred at Notre Dame then played pro ball in 2007? 3) As Gwinnett County has won the last three State Champs in the highest bracket, would an all star team of Gwinnett County players be able to play Colquitt County and win?

#3 above is stretch. Buford really isn’t THAT good, but they’re really good, as many Buford players come from locations outside of the city of Buford, and play for Buford by choice that would start for their Gwinnett County team. Position by position, year by year, Buford is competitive with anybody in this modern era. Concluding with the statement you make is actually a cheap shot.

LHSAlum33

November 1st, 2013
7:53 am

@Suwanee 0wns Here’s the thing about that SOS and taking the top 32 teams, if you took the top 32 and all the teams out of region 1, they would be in the playoffs every year. In my opinion, Tift, Brunswick, and Coffee don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. Most of the wins are from schools in lower classifications and the SOS is what gives them a higher power ranking because they play in a tough region, Just ask Single A how mcuh they “LOVE” power rankings and taking the top 16 teams to the playoffs

RealTalk

November 1st, 2013
9:28 am

I would think Buford is tired of beating up on those garbage non metro teams every year…I say move the up to 5A and put them in that Dekalb the division the so called “SEC of GA HS Football” and them win that region every year and then at least have some competition in the playoffs.