The lineup: Albany, Americus-Sumter, Cairo, Crisp County, Dougherty, Monroe, Westover, Worth County
Teams to watch: Westover, Crisp County, Monroe.
Players to watch: Javoris Cooks, Crisp County; D.J. Jackson, Crisp County; Jabari McGhee, Monroe; T.J. Cromer, Westover.
Strength of region: 3
Last season: Albany appeared in the third round of the Class AA state playoffs and Crisp went 17-10 and went to the third round in AAA. Westover bowed out in the AAA second round.
The skinny: Albany is coming off a 25-3 season but lost seven seniors off that team. Cooks and Jackson may make Crisp the team to beat, while McGhee is a big-time recruit and could push Monroe to another level.
Teams that could win state: Monroe appears to have the best chance.
The lineup: Baldwin, Howard, Mary Persons, Perry, Rutland, Veterans, West Laurens, Westside-Macon.
Teams to watch: Westside, Howard
Players to watch: Jonathan Robertson, Veterans; Ronnie Mays, Westside.