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Final wrestling rankings

The traditional championships have been decided at long last and, consequently, the wrestling season has come to an end. Archer, Gilmer and Jefferson repeated traditional state crowns, while Cambridge won its first state championship of any kind in school history. Buford swept the traditional and dual meets for the first time as did Commerce.

Each state champion topped its respective classifications. Parkview, McEachern and Lowndes made big jumps into the Class AAAAAA poll while South Paulding and Rome made headway in AAAAA. Alexander and Cass moved up behind Gilmer in Class AAAA and West Laurens and Heritage-Catoosa each debuted.

In Class AAA, Woodward made a big leap into the top three and Blessed Trinity moved back into the top 10 at No. 8. Vidalia and Monticello each finished the year in the Class AA top 10 while Athens Christian shot up to the top three in Class A with Trion and St. Francis debuting just a bit lower.


1. Archer

2. Camden County

3. Collins Hill

4. Chattahoochee

5. North Forsyth

6. Parkview

7. McEachern

8. Lowndes

9. Marietta

10. Mountain View


1. Cambridge

2. Allatoona

3. Pope

4. Woodland-Bartow

5. Creekview

6. South Paulding

7. Rome

8. Ware County

9. Ola

10. Effingham County


1. Gilmer

2. Alexander

3. Cass

4. Lumpkin County

5. Carrollton

6. Marist

7. Locust Grove

8. West Laurens

9. Heritage-Catoosa

10. Lithonia


1. Buford

2. Banks County

3. Woodward Academy

4. Elbert County

5. North Hall

6. Rockmart

7. East Hall

8. Blessed Trinity

9. Sonoraville

10. Oconee County


1. Jefferson

2. Bremen

3. Social Circle

4. Toombs County

5. GAC

6. Lovett

7. Spencer

8. Vidalia

9. Monticello

10. Westminster


1. Commerce

2. Gordon Lee

3. Athens Christian

4. Turner County

5. Holy Innocents’

6. Mt. Zion-Carroll

7. Darlington

8. Trion

9. St. Francis

10. ELCA

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