Maxwell Ratings: Buford tops final all-class rankings

Here are the final computer Maxwell Ratings for the 2013 season. Buford, the Class AAA champion, is the final No. 1 team in the all-class ratings. Norcross is No. 2.

Below is a class-by-class look at every team. The teams’ overall ranking (OV) is on the left. The ranking in class (CL) is to the right of each team.

Be aware that the Maxwell Ratings are not designed to name a state champion and does not rate teams based on how many believe that a team might ”deserve” to be ranked based on its final finish. This season, the state champion and Maxwell’s No. 1-ranked team  do match in classes AAAAAA through AA. But Eagle’s Landing Christian is the No. 1-rated team in Class A despite losing in the Class A private-school semifinals to Calvary Day.

OV Class AAAAAA CL W L T RAT SOS
2 Norcross 1 13 2 0 96.37 68.99
4 North Gwinnett 2 13 2 0 92.90 75.17
6 Collins Hill 3 11 2 0 90.60 67.19
7 Colquitt County 4 11 3 0 88.40 72.91
10 Hillgrove 5 11 2 0 85.10 64.07
11 Camden County 6 10 2 0 84.95 70.33
12 McEachern 7 11 3 0 84.07 67.71
13 Langston Hughes 8 10 2 0 82.39 59.87
14 Archer 9 11 1 0 81.96 61.21
17 Mill Creek 10 6 4 0 80.27 66.24
19 Peachtree Ridge 11 8 4 0 79.52 66.45
20 Lowndes 12 9 4 0 79.10 66.96
22 Lovejoy 13 10 2 0 77.42 58.66
23 North Cobb 14 9 3 0 77.16 60.84
25 Marietta 15 8 3 0 74.48 60.17
28 Valdosta 16 6 5 0 73.66 69.98
30 Dacula 17 8 5 0 72.90 68.71
31 Coffee 18 5 5 0 72.41 71.94
32 Alpharetta 19 9 3 0 71.67 59.90
34 Walton 20 6 5 0 71.46 69.13
36 Milton 21 8 3 0 70.79 60.92
37 Tift County 22 5 5 0 70.29 68.92
39 Lassiter 23 7 4 0 69.91 64.98
48 Brookwood 24 6 6 0 67.72 68.24
54 Grayson 25 4 6 0 65.85 68.21
56 Etowah 26 7 4 0 64.68 60.52
60 West Forsyth 27 7 4 0 63.48 57.29
61 Brunswick 28 3 7 0 63.33 71.11
63 South Gwinnett 29 5 5 0 62.58 62.82
70 Harrison 30 5 5 0 62.22 63.34
72 East Coweta 31 5 6 0 62.12 67.05
75 Newnan 32 6 5 0 60.15 61.53
77 Westlake 33 5 6 0 59.95 63.16
78 Parkview 34 3 7 0 59.60 68.46
79 Cherokee 35 5 5 0 59.39 60.00
83 Lambert 36 6 5 0 58.46 55.58
85 Shiloh 37 5 5 0 58.10 58.44
87 North Forsyth 38 7 4 0 57.78 52.73
97 Woodstock 39 3 7 0 56.45 62.52
101 South Forsyth 40 7 3 0 55.19 48.16
102 Roswell 41 4 6 0 55.14 59.14
104 Wheeler 42 3 7 0 54.97 60.71
109 Central Gwinnett 43 2 8 0 53.80 65.92
110 Newton 44 5 6 0 53.39 59.63
114 Alcovy 45 7 4 0 53.11 44.63
122 Berkmar 46 3 7 0 51.78 60.55
127 Campbell (Smyrna – New) 47 4 6 0 50.56 56.58
128 Tri-Cities 48 1 8 1 50.42 63.04
131 Douglas County 49 3 7 0 50.27 58.26
134 Rockdale County 50 6 4 0 49.92 47.61
137 South Cobb 51 3 7 0 49.50 62.43
143 Luella 52 5 6 0 48.61 52.67
150 Chattahoochee 53 4 6 0 47.65 53.32
158 Duluth 54 3 7 0 45.78 67.46
168 Centennial 55 1 9 0 43.49 58.58
169 Pebblebrook 56 3 7 0 43.46 58.44
194 Mountain View 57 2 8 0 38.84 70.74
212 Kennesaw Mountain 58 2 8 0 36.23 58.62
223 Johns Creek 59 0 10 0 34.57 57.94
258 Druid Hills 60 4 6 0 29.35 37.99
286 Morrow 61 1 9 0 24.74 48.85
307 Meadowcreek 62 1 9 0 20.44 67.42
333 Habersham Central 63 0 10 0 13.77 65.61
OV Class AAAAA CL W L T RAT SOS
5 Creekside 1 15 0 0 92.19 57.58
18 Tucker 2 14 1 0 79.95 52.40
21 Gainesville 3 12 2 0 78.61 53.13
24 Kell 4 13 1 0 77.06 49.08
26 North Paulding 5 11 2 0 74.14 54.19
35 Ware County 6 11 2 0 71.27 46.81
38 Warner Robins 7 11 2 0 70.21 53.31
41 Northside (Warner Robins) 8 10 2 0 69.60 53.05
42 Thomas County Central 9 8 3 0 69.39 57.01
43 South Paulding 10 10 2 0 69.35 53.64
57 Stephenson 11 9 3 0 64.67 47.38
58 Harris County 12 9 3 0 63.87 54.84
59 McIntosh 13 8 3 0 63.71 53.00
62 Allatoona 14 7 4 0 62.70 54.76
64 Mundy’s Mill 15 8 5 0 62.54 54.23
66 Whitewater 16 7 4 0 62.31 54.63
68 Lee County 17 10 2 0 62.26 38.71
69 Richmond Hill 18 10 2 0 62.22 32.04
71 East Paulding 19 8 4 0 62.15 54.48
76 Houston County 20 7 4 0 60.10 53.14
80 Mays 21 8 4 0 59.31 47.57
81 Flowery Branch 22 7 4 0 59.09 48.90
92 M.L. King 23 7 4 0 56.84 46.65
100 New Manchester 24 6 4 0 55.65 53.06
103 Clarke Central 25 7 4 0 55.01 48.15
107 Lakeside (Evans) 26 6 5 0 54.34 51.92
112 Arabia Mountain 27 7 3 0 53.18 39.87
113 Rome 28 5 5 0 53.12 53.13
126 Sequoyah (Canton) 29 8 3 0 50.75 38.94
132 Glynn Academy 30 6 5 0 50.18 44.02
133 Creekview 31 8 3 0 49.93 38.91
138 Villa Rica 32 5 5 0 49.49 53.93
140 Northgate 33 4 6 0 49.11 55.17
142 Starr’s Mill 34 4 6 0 48.83 52.65
144 Evans 35 5 5 0 48.56 48.80
146 Riverwood 36 7 4 0 48.32 40.47
147 Jones County 37 5 5 0 48.19 48.83
149 Bainbridge 38 5 6 0 47.71 54.13
153 Heritage (Conyers) 39 6 5 0 47.12 47.87
157 Union Grove 40 6 4 0 46.71 41.80
162 Northview 41 5 5 0 44.74 43.25
172 Drew 42 4 6 0 42.17 44.79
174 Loganville 43 5 5 0 41.87 43.87
179 Paulding County 44 2 8 0 40.59 54.88
190 Effingham County 45 6 5 0 39.44 39.99
198 Cedar Shoals 46 3 7 0 38.42 47.06
203 Miller Grove 47 4 6 0 37.37 44.70
213 Pope 48 3 7 0 36.14 49.80
224 Salem 49 3 7 0 34.54 43.30
225 Hiram 50 1 9 0 34.37 55.54
228 Cambridge 51 3 7 0 34.09 42.72
234 Dunwoody 52 3 7 0 33.19 45.40
244 Bradwell Institute 53 4 6 0 31.63 37.14
245 Ola 54 2 8 0 31.41 48.25
256 Sprayberry 55 2 8 0 29.47 46.83
263 Lakeside (Atlanta) 56 2 8 0 28.75 46.15
264 Hardaway 57 2 8 0 28.58 50.13
265 Northside (Columbus) 58 2 8 0 28.36 46.66
266 Winder-Barrow 59 2 8 0 28.10 46.16
267 Grovetown 60 2 8 0 27.95 54.90
268 Forsyth Central 61 2 8 0 27.94 40.88
273 Southwest Dekalb 62 2 8 0 27.60 46.44
274 Woodland (Cartersville) 63 0 0 0 26.99 0.00
275 Jenkins 64 3 6 1 26.86 32.47
290 Forest Park 65 2 8 0 24.10 46.29
292 Lithia Springs 66 0 10 0 23.71 55.94
297 Osborne 67 2 8 0 22.36 39.31
314 Apalachee 68 0 10 0 18.83 49.85
323 North Springs 69 1 9 0 16.15 44.46
359 Groves 70 1 9 0 7.84 41.40
369 Greenbrier 71 0 10 0 5.69 50.49
373 Clarkston 72 4 5 1 4.80 8.95
376 North Atlanta 73 0 10 0 4.21 44.57
378 Mount Zion (Jonesboro) 74 0 10 0 3.02 41.47
394 Windsor Forest 75 0 11 0 -7.49 43.03
OV Class AAAA CL W L T RAT SOS
3 Griffin 1 15 0 0 94.06 44.21
9 Sandy Creek 2 11 1 1 86.58 53.33
15 Carrollton 3 13 2 0 81.94 56.75
33 Marist 4 11 3 0 71.64 46.50
44 Monroe Area 5 11 1 0 69.10 38.40
46 Stockbridge 6 11 2 0 68.37 45.76
47 Wayne County 7 11 3 0 68.01 53.33
49 Statesboro 8 10 2 0 67.37 44.14
55 Burke County 9 9 3 0 65.55 47.55
82 Alexander 10 8 5 0 58.77 52.74
88 Veterans 11 8 4 0 57.65 47.52
89 Dalton 12 8 3 0 57.43 41.92
90 Chestatee 13 9 3 0 57.23 42.79
93 Troup 14 6 5 0 56.78 50.99
99 Eagle’s Landing 15 8 3 0 56.02 41.79
105 Mary Persons 16 10 2 0 54.89 39.31
108 Westover 17 9 3 0 53.89 43.02
116 Lanier (Sugar Hill) 18 9 3 0 52.94 35.21
124 Gilmer 19 9 3 0 51.11 37.38
125 Northwest Whitfield 20 9 2 0 50.95 31.11
130 Cairo 21 7 4 0 50.36 42.68
135 Westside (Macon) 22 7 4 0 49.88 38.39
136 Liberty County 23 8 3 0 49.58 37.68
141 Carver (Atlanta) 24 6 4 0 49.09 46.28
148 Cedartown 25 9 2 0 47.85 30.84
154 Columbia 26 6 4 0 47.04 41.52
159 Grady 27 8 3 0 45.28 34.96
164 LaGrange 28 3 7 0 44.06 54.07
165 Banneker 29 5 4 1 43.91 40.66
171 Jonesboro 30 6 4 0 42.36 36.11
176 Monroe (Albany) 31 6 5 0 41.54 39.88
181 Crisp County 32 6 5 0 40.50 40.49
184 Eastside (Covington) 33 5 5 0 40.19 41.60
187 Locust Grove 34 6 5 0 39.80 39.16
193 Pickens 35 6 4 0 38.88 32.74
195 Chamblee 36 6 4 0 38.67 34.57
199 Stephens County 37 5 6 0 38.36 40.76
201 Shaw 38 4 6 0 38.06 48.58
202 Richmond Academy 39 5 5 0 37.83 38.05
204 Rutland 40 6 5 0 37.26 34.44
215 Baldwin 41 3 7 0 35.81 43.84
216 Dutchtown 42 4 6 0 35.78 40.45
217 West Laurens 43 3 7 0 35.78 42.68
218 Washington (Atlanta) 44 6 3 0 35.21 21.24
219 Riverdale 45 4 6 0 35.15 41.95
220 Glenn Hills 46 5 5 0 35.05 33.86
222 Cass 47 4 6 0 34.87 40.23
229 Lithonia 48 4 6 0 33.88 36.83
230 Americus-Sumter 49 4 6 0 33.77 37.08
231 Woodland (Stockbridge) 50 2 8 0 33.73 54.59
232 South Effingham 51 5 5 0 33.51 33.61
235 Fayette County 52 1 9 0 33.16 57.58
237 Perry 53 3 7 0 32.82 42.35
241 Upson-Lee 54 4 6 0 32.25 41.07
243 Worth County 55 3 7 0 32.01 38.95
259 Madison County 56 4 6 0 29.22 38.20
261 Lumpkin County 57 2 8 0 29.12 45.54
272 Ridgeland 58 3 7 0 27.75 38.41
276 Stone Mountain 59 4 6 0 26.48 32.18
293 Southeast Whitfield 60 4 6 0 23.30 31.13
298 River Ridge 61 2 8 0 22.26 38.87
299 Columbus 62 1 9 0 22.15 45.23
310 Albany 63 2 8 0 19.72 36.15
313 North Clayton 64 1 9 0 18.91 43.09
318 Spalding 65 1 9 0 17.41 37.72
330 Walnut Grove 66 1 9 0 14.76 39.71
338 Hephzibah 67 3 7 0 12.61 27.18
342 Redan 68 1 9 0 12.11 44.55
347 LaFayette 69 2 8 0 10.86 31.58
348 Butler (Augusta) 70 1 9 0 10.80 40.47
351 Johnson (Gainesville) 71 2 8 0 10.58 30.40
352 Dougherty 72 0 10 0 10.51 43.41
353 Howard (Macon) 73 2 8 0 10.48 33.57
363 Heritage (Ringgold) 74 1 9 0 6.52 31.81
364 Cross Creek 75 2 8 0 6.50 28.62
367 Therrell 76 1 9 0 5.98 38.22
393 South Atlanta 77 0 10 0 -6.43 33.05
OV Class AAA CL W L T RAT SOS
1 Buford 1 15 0 0 97.02 49.15
8 Washington County 2 13 1 0 87.01 43.56
40 Callaway 3 12 2 0 69.63 43.00
45 Woodward Academy 4 9 3 0 68.85 52.32
51 Blessed Trinity 5 9 4 0 66.54 56.02
53 St. Pius X 6 9 4 0 65.89 55.99
67 Cartersville 7 11 1 0 62.26 28.20
73 Ringgold 8 11 3 0 61.00 37.27
74 North Hall 9 8 3 0 60.40 45.01
84 Carver (Columbus) 10 11 2 0 58.44 35.29
95 Cedar Grove 11 7 5 0 56.61 50.65
96 White County 12 9 3 0 56.60 41.18
98 Hart County 13 9 2 0 56.17 36.95
115 Central (Carrollton) 14 10 3 0 53.07 37.02
117 Elbert County 15 8 3 0 52.21 38.30
123 Decatur 16 7 3 0 51.24 37.91
139 West Hall 17 6 5 0 49.13 42.82
145 North Oconee 18 7 4 0 48.54 34.49
155 Pierce County 19 10 2 0 46.80 28.81
156 Appling County 20 9 3 0 46.79 31.01
167 Jefferson County 21 8 4 0 43.82 37.85
173 Peach County 22 8 4 0 42.05 33.00
182 B.E.S.T. Academy 23 6 5 0 40.38 31.90
183 Dawson County 24 5 5 0 40.36 42.40
186 Thomson 25 3 7 0 39.84 51.78
209 Chapel Hill 26 5 6 0 36.70 38.86
211 East Hall 27 5 5 0 36.43 31.95
214 Towers 28 5 5 0 36.06 38.37
226 Adairsville 29 7 4 0 34.17 21.61
233 Dodge County 30 4 7 0 33.26 39.87
246 Pike County 31 5 6 0 30.94 34.67
247 Southeast Bulloch 32 7 3 1 30.86 21.99
251 Morgan County 33 6 4 0 30.27 25.19
257 Jackson County 34 4 7 0 29.46 36.60
262 Maynard Jackson 35 5 5 0 28.86 27.50
269 Johnson (Savannah) 36 4 7 0 27.85 41.05
281 Rockmart 37 3 7 0 25.50 39.22
285 Swainsboro 38 2 8 0 24.97 40.66
303 Henry County 39 3 8 0 21.32 41.28
304 Tattnall County 40 4 6 0 20.94 26.83
308 Sonoraville 41 4 7 0 20.38 34.40
317 North Murray 42 4 6 0 17.63 20.72
319 Fannin County 43 2 8 0 17.11 45.75
320 Oconee County 44 2 9 0 16.86 36.39
325 Brantley County 45 3 7 0 15.92 26.10
326 McNair 46 1 9 0 15.88 48.10
329 Jackson 47 2 8 0 15.29 33.09
334 Haralson County 48 2 8 0 13.60 34.66
337 Franklin County 49 1 9 0 12.68 36.97
339 Douglass (Atlanta) 50 1 9 0 12.43 35.74
341 Savannah 51 1 9 0 12.32 35.49
343 Beach 52 1 9 0 12.06 34.71
346 East Jackson 53 2 9 0 11.35 30.17
355 Central (Macon) 54 1 9 0 9.75 33.08
371 Banks County 55 0 10 0 5.49 39.70
379 Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe 56 3 7 0 2.78 19.99
387 Southwest (Macon) 57 0 10 0 -2.05 28.62
391 Coahulla Creek 58 2 8 0 -5.72 18.93
404 Gordon Central 59 0 10 0 -20.18 21.51
405 Cross Keys 60 1 9 0 -23.89 2.89
OV Class AA CL W L T RAT SOS
16 Lovett 1 14 1 0 80.78 58.26
27 Lamar County 2 14 1 0 74.10 37.88
29 Benedictine 3 13 1 0 73.64 34.08
50 Greater Atlanta Christian 4 10 2 0 67.10 34.76
52 Calhoun 5 11 2 0 66.12 33.26
65 Brooks County 6 12 2 0 62.34 42.77
86 Jefferson 7 10 3 0 57.82 33.32
91 Heard County 8 10 2 0 56.95 31.46
94 Laney 9 10 3 0 56.67 33.49
106 Bowdon 10 11 2 0 54.43 32.35
111 Westminster (Atlanta) 11 5 6 0 53.37 56.60
119 Washington-Wilkes 12 11 1 0 52.07 17.06
120 Thomasville 13 8 4 0 52.02 43.49
121 Vidalia 14 10 2 0 52.02 30.04
151 Bleckley County 15 9 3 0 47.33 34.56
161 Fitzgerald 16 6 5 1 44.83 43.45
166 Bryan County 17 8 3 0 43.85 30.59
170 Cook 18 6 5 0 43.34 40.41
177 Rabun County 19 8 3 0 41.37 18.50
178 Kendrick 20 7 5 0 41.10 35.92
192 Early County 21 5 5 0 39.24 37.39
205 Dublin 22 7 4 0 37.14 28.47
206 Bremen 23 5 5 0 37.02 37.28
207 Manchester 24 7 4 0 37.00 26.58
208 Macon County 25 6 5 0 36.91 36.48
221 Metter 26 7 4 0 34.92 30.32
236 Model 27 7 4 0 32.89 27.16
239 Taylor County 28 6 5 0 32.38 28.84
242 Northeast (Macon) 29 7 3 0 32.18 18.67
248 McIntosh County Academy 30 5 5 0 30.73 30.79
249 Westside (Augusta) 31 7 4 0 30.68 20.62
250 Spencer 32 5 5 0 30.50 32.43
254 Dade County 33 7 4 0 29.79 19.97
255 Pelham 34 4 6 0 29.77 34.93
278 Pepperell 35 4 7 0 25.81 33.27
282 Bacon County 36 4 6 0 25.36 31.58
284 Coosa 37 6 4 0 25.19 16.87
291 Screven County 38 5 6 0 23.83 25.70
295 Berrien 39 3 7 0 22.63 32.64
301 Putnam County 40 3 7 0 21.41 32.11
305 Toombs County 41 4 6 0 20.73 26.23
309 Union County 42 6 5 0 20.03 19.57
311 Wesleyan 43 2 9 0 19.47 38.43
322 Monticello 44 3 7 0 16.47 27.57
335 Jordan 45 2 8 0 13.48 33.97
344 Chattooga 46 2 8 0 11.96 30.00
345 Riverside Military Academy 47 5 5 0 11.75 13.43
349 Harlem 48 6 4 0 10.68 6.92
354 Long County 49 2 8 0 9.90 28.18
365 Greene County 50 3 7 0 6.09 21.73
370 Temple 51 1 9 0 5.56 29.77
372 Jeff Davis 52 1 9 0 5.28 29.24
377 Atkinson County 53 1 9 0 3.98 27.43
380 Hapeville Charter 54 1 8 1 1.85 32.30
382 Chattahoochee County 55 2 8 0 1.03 27.19
384 East Laurens 56 1 9 0 0.87 26.04
385 Armuchee 57 1 9 0 0.07 24.04
390 Oglethorpe County 58 1 9 0 -4.53 19.25
396 Josey 59 0 10 0 -8.80 29.89
402 Murray County 60 1 9 0 -18.85 19.93
408 Social Circle 61 0 10 0 -27.32 17.74
409 Crawford County 62 0 10 0 -27.61 27.75
OV Class A CL W L T RAT SOS
118 Eagle’s Landing Christian 1 11 1 0 52.07 26.42
129 Aquinas 2 14 0 0 50.37 16.20
152 Marion County 3 13 1 0 47.16 24.49
160 Mount Pisgah Christian 4 12 1 0 45.20 23.50
163 Calvary Day 5 11 3 0 44.61 25.62
175 Irwin County 6 10 2 1 41.79 26.19
180 Charlton County 7 9 5 0 40.53 33.65
185 Prince Avenue Christian 8 10 2 0 40.15 18.66
188 Mount Paran Christian 9 9 3 0 39.71 27.79
189 Darlington 10 9 3 0 39.50 25.08
191 Seminole County 11 11 1 0 39.32 19.07
196 Clinch County 12 8 4 0 38.61 31.77
197 Dooly County 13 8 4 0 38.45 27.53
200 Hawkinsville 14 9 4 0 38.13 30.05
210 Landmark Christian 15 8 3 0 36.50 28.39
227 Holy Innocents 16 7 5 0 34.13 30.75
238 Johnson County 17 10 2 0 32.55 14.45
240 Our Lady of Mercy 18 5 6 0 32.28 32.41
252 Lincoln County 19 7 4 0 30.24 18.39
253 Commerce 20 7 4 0 29.91 25.07
260 Christian Heritage 21 8 3 0 29.13 14.64
270 Brookstone 22 6 5 0 27.77 26.19
271 Pace Academy 23 5 5 0 27.76 24.18
277 Pacelli 24 7 4 0 26.45 9.08
279 First Presbyterian 25 6 5 0 25.66 20.60
280 George Walton Academy 26 5 5 0 25.61 23.88
283 Mitchell County 27 6 5 0 25.23 21.15
287 Athens Christian 28 5 6 0 24.62 27.13
288 Turner County 29 4 7 0 24.48 29.61
289 Trion 30 5 5 0 24.12 22.89
294 Emanuel County Institute 31 6 5 0 23.17 19.18
296 Savannah Christian 32 5 5 1 22.56 22.46
300 Wilcox County 33 3 7 0 21.55 29.33
302 Athens Academy 34 6 4 0 21.33 18.10
306 Claxton 35 6 5 0 20.60 18.96
312 King’s Ridge Christian 36 4 6 0 19.17 23.05
315 Whitefield Academy 37 4 6 0 18.41 22.93
316 Fellowship Christian 38 5 5 0 17.69 18.04
321 Wilkinson County 39 4 7 0 16.83 22.60
324 St. Francis 40 8 2 0 15.94 -5.13
327 Telfair County 41 4 6 0 15.75 20.73
328 Savannah Country Day 42 5 5 0 15.61 15.27
331 Portal 43 3 6 1 13.95 21.07
332 Pinecrest Academy 44 5 5 0 13.78 13.52
336 Walker (Marietta) 45 4 5 0 12.71 18.17
340 Rabun Gap 46 7 5 0 12.34 -8.22
350 Miller County 47 4 6 0 10.61 18.11
356 Mount Zion (Carroll) 48 4 6 0 9.26 11.46
357 Treutlen 49 4 6 0 8.93 14.43
358 Hancock Central 50 4 6 0 8.84 15.02
360 Terrell County 51 5 5 0 7.31 8.15
361 Gordon Lee 52 3 6 0 6.98 15.07
362 Randolph-Clay 53 5 5 0 6.71 9.36
366 Lanier County 54 2 8 0 6.06 21.80
368 Schley County 55 2 8 0 5.85 23.10
374 Georgia Military College 56 4 6 0 4.75 10.08
375 Wheeler County 57 3 7 0 4.44 16.30
381 Montgomery County 58 1 9 0 1.30 19.86
383 Calhoun County 59 2 8 0 0.98 16.70
386 Greenville 60 1 9 0 -0.18 29.85
388 Towns County 61 4 6 0 -2.10 9.50
389 Strong Rock Christian 62 3 7 0 -4.16 15.35
392 Hebron Christian Academy 63 2 8 0 -6.40 16.02
395 Jenkins County 64 1 9 0 -7.54 16.87
397 Lakeview Academy 65 2 7 0 -8.99 5.32
398 K.I.P.P. Atlanta Collegiate 66 1 2 0 -11.89 12.37
399 Mount Vernon Presbyterian 67 1 9 0 -13.65 26.39
400 Twiggs County 68 2 8 0 -15.62 18.31
401 Baconton Charter 69 2 8 0 -15.94 7.28
403 Glascock County 70 1 9 0 -19.53 8.71
406 Central (Talbotton) 71 0 10 0 -24.25 27.38
407 Warren County 72 0 10 0 -25.71 18.97
410 North Cobb Christian 73 1 9 0 -30.66 -4.60
411 Stewart County 74 0 10 0 -33.15 13.76
412 Providence Christian 75 0 2 0 -38.34 -0.76

43 comments Add your comment

Flyer

December 18th, 2013
10:32 am

Hmmmm…. 5 of the top 11, including the top 3 from Region 7 in AAAAAA!

Camden74

December 18th, 2013
10:54 am

LOL…….Yeah, right! :-)

The Dogfather

December 18th, 2013
11:02 am

Lovejoy#1Fan

December 18th, 2013
11:04 am

How is it that lovejoy is 10-2 and yet ranks behind 2 schools with 3-4 losses?

Sportsnut

December 18th, 2013
11:17 am

Mill Creek at # 10? Talk about a lack of respect. 9-4, 8-4 and 6-4 ahead of a 10-2 team. The only double digit winning team not in the top 10. I know, I know, it is the computer.

Sportsnut

December 18th, 2013
11:28 am

Central Gwinnett 2-8
Parkview 3-7
Woodstock 3-7
Brunswick 3-7
Coffee 5-5
Tift 5-5
Look where these schools are ranked. How can this be taken seriously?

Metro Fan

December 18th, 2013
12:18 pm

Buford is a great team but lacks the depth and overall team speed to hang with the elite teams in higher classifications. Watch what happens to them next year. Norcross might have the best collection of athletes, but lackluster coaching would open the door for Creekside and Griffin to beat them on a neutral field.

Camden74

December 18th, 2013
12:24 pm

I don’t have a problem with the rankings, with the exception of the former 2A bullies being ranked #1. IMO, they would not beat any of the ten best 6A teams…… :-)

yo

December 18th, 2013
12:31 pm

The one ranking I always considered generally nonsense. Wasn’t Norcross ranked #1 in this thing the week before the finals? Doesn’t Buford play a 49.15 SOS according to this thing? Seems this poll generally discounted Lovejoy for a low SOS but not Buford. Hmmmm

My2Cents

December 18th, 2013
12:37 pm

@ Metro Fan….I openly admit that I am a Buford Hater, but lack of Depth & speed? Are you crazy?..Buford’s second & third teams played more this year then the starters did because most games were over after the first Q without missing a beat. I think most people would agree the Washington County had plenty of team speed and you saw how that game turned out.

I hope all the 4A teams whoop Buford, but I think people should be realistic.

@Camden74…..I agree for the most part that Buford could not withstand a 6A week in and week out schedule.

Camden 2013

December 18th, 2013
12:44 pm

Well
Buford could not contend with te 6-A higher ups. 49,15 SOS vs 70’s for SOS. THey would get run quick. As I have said before, Buford…put all this to rest. Play a non-conference schedule against some of the big boys in the 6-A. If you win, you are all the hype. If you lose (and you would), everyone is right. Example, there is a team in California that runs the table against their own Division IV opponents, but they have played Division I and II schools and got destroyed. They play up to gain experience and validate their program, but they will never talk about competing against anyone in the state and being the best, even with a 86 game winning streak in their division. Time to put up or shut up Buford.
I am betting my Camden County Wildcats would take that challenge. Let’s see if the two schools can make that happen.

Loren Maxwell

December 18th, 2013
12:49 pm

@Lovejoy#1Fan: “How is it that lovejoy is 10-2 and yet ranks behind 2 schools with 3-4 losses?”

@Sportsnut: “Mill Creek at # 10? Talk about a lack of respect. 9-4, 8-4 and 6-4 ahead of a 10-2 team. The only double digit winning team not in the top 10.”

While simple win-loss records do contain some information, the rating reflect a deeper analysis of what the results were against the level of competition played.

A simple win-loss list would put Aquinas among the top teams in the state while Norcross and North Gwinnet would land at the bottom of the top 20 with Archer as the best team in AAAAAA.

Lovejoy’s rating actually seems perfectly reasonable. They are not ranked behind any team they beat or above any team they lost to while playing the easiest schedule of any team in the top 25 in AAAAAA. If they played in 7-AAAAAA or 1-AAAAAA, it’s likely they would also have had 3 or 4 losses as well.

Also, when taking into account home advantage, every Mill Creek result is similarity accounted for. If Mill Creek played in 2-AAAAAA, they would likely have challenged Lovejoy for the region championship.

#1Norcross Fan

December 18th, 2013
1:24 pm

Buford is a joke. They recruit all over the place, if they couldn’t recruit they wouldn’t be worth a flip. Average coaching at best, any coach could win with their hand picked recruits.They would get creamed by the top 4 or 5 in 6A.

Jon

December 18th, 2013
1:58 pm

I don’t understand how anyone can say that Buford recruits all of this talent and then turn around and say that they would get mauled by a 6A team. That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. So, they have recruited tons of D1 talent, but because they are a 3A school, they have no shot at a 6A team? That’s just dumb.

#1Norcross Fan

December 18th, 2013
3:18 pm

@JON dummy, reference my post and coaching comment. He never won squat before landing the Buford job. He wins on talent alone, would get out coached. Without all of the recruited talent they would be very average.

Loren Maxwell

December 18th, 2013
3:37 pm

@Metro Fan: “Buford is a great team but lacks the depth and overall team speed to hang with the elite teams in higher classifications.”

@Camden74: “I don’t have a problem with the rankings, with the exception of the former 2A bullies being ranked #1. IMO, they would not beat any of the ten best 6A teams”

@My2Cents: “@Camden74…..I agree for the most part that Buford could not withstand a 6A week in and week out schedule.”

I’m not convinved they couldn’t do well against any of the top ten in AAAAAA. Buford justified their rating through their games against Gainesville and Washington County.

However, it is definitely something altogether different to play teams of that caliber week in and week out. It’ll be interesting to see how they do in AAAA next year, but I suspect they’ll still be extremely competitive.

@yo: “Doesn’t Buford play a 49.15 SOS according to this thing? Seems this poll generally discounted Lovejoy for a low SOS but not Buford. Hmmmm”

Granted Buford played a weak schedule, but they also played two relatively strong teams, Gainesville and Washington County, and won both fairly easily. Lovejoy played two relatively strong teams, Colquitt County and Lowndes, and lost both.

Camden 2013

December 18th, 2013
3:42 pm

Aquinas could not beat any of the top 15. A simple W-L list. Give me a break.,

Camden74

December 18th, 2013
3:47 pm

If I can see the weaknesses in the former 2A bullies’ team, I’m sure most coaches can. The teams they play don’t have the personnel to do anything about it. But, it would be an entirely different story playing in the larger divisions! :-)

Camden74

December 18th, 2013
3:51 pm

Gainesville was a one man team when the former 2A bullies played them early in the season…..Washington County didn’t have the D-line to compete for 4 quarters… :-)

WolfDawg

December 18th, 2013
5:46 pm

The computers confirm what has been FACT this CENTURY…

Georgia’s BEST HS football program??

Buford WOlves

Sportsnut

December 18th, 2013
6:33 pm

Taking Lovejoy out of the equation, Mill Creek did not make the playoffs. That is the ultimate indictment as to the bogus info input. They go 6-4, do not make the playoff’s and end up in the top 10? Be for real.

Panglossian

December 18th, 2013
7:14 pm

Computer rankings are a joke and only appease the inadequate faithful. All Buford needs to do is man up, play up, or shut up. You have manipulated the system like no other team in the state.

Camden74

December 18th, 2013
8:11 pm

WolfDawg…….What the heck are you smoking? :-)

Loren Maxwell

December 18th, 2013
8:16 pm

@Sportsnut: “Mill Creek did not make the playoffs. That is the ultimate indictment as to the bogus info input.”

I don’t agree. Carrying that logic to its ultimate conclusion can only lead to saying that a fifth place team in one region can never be better than any fourth place team in another region and that the 32 teams who made the playoffs are without question the 32 best teams in the state.

That places way too much faith in the region structure, which is based primary on practical travel considerations rather than maintaining a competitive balance within and between each region.

In short, whether a team making the playoffs or not is largely a function of the other teams in the region. Mill Creek was in a region with everyone’s top two teams (Norcross and North Gwinnett), three of everyone’s top ten (Collins Hill), and a similar team that Mill Creek lost by one point to on the road (Peachtree Ridge). That accounts for four losses to four tough teams.

Another way to look at the problem (and much more in line with the way an objective system would approach it) is to compare what the system says should have happened with what did happen during Mill Creek’s season:


Date       Site  Opponent               PF   PA    MV  Expected    Error
08/30/2013   A   Dacula                 41   28    13     6.14      6.86
09/06/2013   H   Brookwood              44   10    34    13.78     20.22
09/13/2013   A   Mountain View          42    3    39    40.21     -1.21
09/20/2013   A   Peachtree Ridge        30   31    -1    -0.48     -0.52
09/27/2013   A   Norcross               13   27   -14   -17.33      3.33
10/04/2013   H   Meadowcreek            47    0    47    61.06    -14.06
10/11/2013   A   North Gwinnett         47   50    -3   -13.86     10.86
10/18/2013   H   Duluth                 43    3    40    35.72      4.28
11/01/2013   A   Habersham Central      61    0    61    65.27     -4.27
11/08/2013   H   Collins Hill           34   45   -11     -9.1      -1.9

All the results appear reasonable, and Mill Creek lands where they do regardless of record of playoff status, etc.

In the end, there’s nothing necessarily wrong with ranking teams according to record or playoff status, where the ranking will still be objective and Mill Creek would obviously not make it into the top ten. However, if you’re looking for the most likely mathematical estimate of each team’s strength, you’ll have to resort to a deeper analysis than just simple win-loss records and region standings.

Loren Maxwell

December 18th, 2013
8:18 pm

Let’s see if this table works better:


Date       Site  Opponent               PF   PA    MV  Expected    Error
08/30/2013   A   Dacula                 41   28    13     6.14      6.86
09/06/2013   H   Brookwood              44   10    34    13.78     20.22
09/13/2013   A   Mountain View          42    3    39    40.21     -1.21
09/20/2013   A   Peachtree Ridge        30   31    -1    -0.48     -0.52
09/27/2013   A   Norcross               13   27   -14   -17.33      3.33
10/04/2013   H   Meadowcreek            47    0    47    61.06    -14.06
10/11/2013   A   North Gwinnett         47   50    -3   -13.86     10.86
10/18/2013   H   Duluth                 43    3    40    35.72      4.28
11/01/2013   A   Habersham Central      61    0    61    65.27     -4.27
11/08/2013   H   Collins Hill           34   45   -11     -9.1      -1.9

Sportsnut

December 18th, 2013
8:49 pm

I would rather put my stock into the play on the field and gauge my thoughts on that. Math is an excuse. A way to make things look the way you want them to. Regardless of what you say about the numbers, 6-4 does not equate to top 10. Thanks for the math lesson.

GoTigers

December 19th, 2013
1:10 am

Get your sportsnut out of the nutcracker and take it easy. Seesh! If you don’t like (or don’t understand) the empirical data, don’t read it. I don’t agree with it, but it doesn’t give me ulcers. We can all read (or see for ourselves if lucky enough to attend multiple playoff games) who won in each round, and who won each class championship. You can just go by those results, and maybe go with the decaf!

My2Cents

December 19th, 2013
6:36 am

@ Loren Maxwell……Mill Creek lost to Peachtree Ridge at Home not on the road as you stated. Other then that I agree with your assessment. I also think MC wins Region 7 next year if their coach doesn’t screw it up. They have a ton of talent coming back.

Sportsnut

December 19th, 2013
6:55 am

All of this is understood. Let me point out a statement by you. In your 8:16 post, 5th paragraph. Does this not also apply to Lovejoy? Also, You consider Brunswick at 3-7 to be, according to the computer, actually better than N. Forsyth and several others at 7-4. This why we play the games. Grayson at 4-6 ahead of 7-4 teams. No math needed here, they simply were not that competitive. Others were and to an extent, more-so than Grayson and Mill Creek, Central Gwinnett, Parkview, Woodstock and Brunswick.

Sportsnut

December 19th, 2013
7:04 am

@Go Tigers == You don’t know me, do you? First, you have to understand that I am the underdog. That is all you need to know. If you know this, you will get my post on certain things. It has nothing to do with not liking it, I love it. It creates areas for conversation. I has nothing to do with understanding. I am educated, if that is what you get at a public school. If you do not agree with it, speak your mind. That is what this forum is for.

Pay attention. The conversation is about Mill Creek at 6-4 and not making the playoffs but being placed at #10 in the final ranking. Nothing more, nothing less.

Sportsnut

December 19th, 2013
7:05 am

**It** has nothing==my bad

Loren Maxwell

December 19th, 2013
7:07 am

@Sportsnut: “I would rather put my stock into the play on the field and gauge my thoughts on that.”

The ratings reflect what happened on the field. Look closer at the table for Mill Creek.

“Math is an excuse. A way to make things look the way you want them to.”

Sportsnut, this honestly does nothing but imply there is some agenda at hand and I manipulate the numbers throughout the season to serve that agenda.

After two years of discussion, you know the ratings are generated exactly as I have explained with no preference for any team. In short, as I tongue-in-check mentioned a couple of months back, there is no anti-Lovejoy formula and I have not added a pro-Mill Creek formula.

In my mind, insisting that ranking teams by simple win-loss or by playoff status is superior to a regression analysis is manipulating the numbers by selectively choosing data that favors a certain team. And I don’t think it would be a shock to discover that it is an attempt to advance a pro-Lovejoy agenda.

“Regardless of what you say about the numbers, 6-4 does not equate to top 10.”

I see your point, and I might not advocate Mill Creek in the top ten of a poll, but the objective numbers are what they are.

Just out of curiosity, what is your AAAAAA top ten and what criteria did you use to construct it?

Loren Maxwell

December 19th, 2013
7:10 am

@My2Cents: “@ Loren Maxwell……Mill Creek lost to Peachtree Ridge at Home not on the road as you stated.”

Are you certain? The GHSFHA shows it at Peachtree Ridge.

Loren Maxwell

December 19th, 2013
7:15 am

@Sportsnut: Looks like our posts crossed each other.

“All of this is understood. Let me point out a statement by you. In your 8:16 post, 5th paragraph. Does this not also apply to Lovejoy?”

I’m not sure of what specific statement you’re referring to, but yes, the entire post would apply to Lovejoy and every other team in the GHSA. You’ll have to be more specific.

“Also, You consider Brunswick at 3-7 to be, according to the computer, actually better than N. Forsyth and several others at 7-4. This why we play the games. Grayson at 4-6 ahead of 7-4 teams. No math needed here, they simply were not that competitive.”

Again, if limiting ourselves to only win-loss records, you’re obviously correct. However, doing a regression analysis reveals much more about the true strength of those teams.

Sportsnut

December 19th, 2013
8:55 am

@Loren == I am not implying that you are trying to show favoritism one way or the other. It is simply my intent to show that this is no more accurate than what actually took place on the field. I find it hard to place teams in a certain order if they did not play one another and their records vary. A win is a win. Being as logical as I can be, I could not have a 6-4 team in my top ten. Not when there are teams that accomplished more on the season, including making the playoffs.

My Top Ten
Norcross
North Gwinnett
Colquitt
Mceachern
Collins Hill
Hillgrove
Archer
Camden
Hughes

Sportsnut

December 19th, 2013
8:58 am

Lowndes is my # 10.

Camden 2013

December 19th, 2013
9:41 am

Archer ahead of Camden….really?????

Archer played no one. I do admit they showed well against NG, but in the end they do not have the day-to-day schedule that everyone else had.

I would agree that this list is pretty accurate, but I even believe Hughes should be above Archer.

@Wolfdawg…..Buford is the program of the Century for AAA and below. Again I say, come play the 6A folks and you will be mediocre at best.

Sportsnut

December 19th, 2013
10:51 am

I used nothing more than performance on the field and length of playoff run. If all is equal at the end of the regular season, and a five game season begins, the more you win, the higher you go. If you notice, I do not have Lovejoy in my top 10. I had to go with Lowndes because they beat us. That leaves out your pro-Lovejoy agenda. As I have stated many times, not everything is about Lovejoy.

Jon

December 19th, 2013
1:49 pm

Camden74 is obviously the next Gus Malzahn. Gonna go from coaching HS football right into college ranks. Brilliant football minds can’t hide. Camden 2013 will be his OC and DC.

Camden 2013

December 19th, 2013
2:47 pm

I am good with that Jon. And I said nothing about Lovejoy. Knew they would struggle in the playoffs. So I guess they will have to start another streak of not losing at home….unless they play Region 1 teams.

Camden 2013

December 19th, 2013
2:48 pm

just kidding @Sportsnut

Sportsnut

December 19th, 2013
6:29 pm

@Camden 2013 == We welcome our schedule. No matter who or where. We will not be very good next year. Our rebuilding continues. Should take about 2 years to get back to the top 10.

GoTigers

December 20th, 2013
9:03 pm

sportsnut, I’m not entirely sure I would want to know you outside of this comment section (lol). And, I personally think you need to honestly consider what your definition of “…creat[ing] …conversation” is. Lastly, “Nothing more, nothing less.”, Really? Come on, now.
But seriously, I guess it is good to someone passionate about something, but I don’t think you are going to change the ratings.