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Reclassification affects preseason rankings

With seven titles in the last seven years, Buford will be bidding for an eighth straight championship that would come in a third different classification. The Wolves triumphed in Class AAA for a second consecutive time in 2013 after five victories in succession in Class AA. They are now kicking off their 2014 campaign in the top Class AAAA spot.

The story is a similar one for Calhoun, which is making a jump from Class AA to Class AAA. Calhoun rolled to a title last season and it may now be the primary beneficiary of Buford’s move to Class AAAA. The Yellow Jackets will be almost completely reloaded with a ton of experience back on the team.

Gordon Lee finds itself in Class AA after dominating Class A with four consecutive championships. With five starters needing to be replaced, the Trojans are settling in behind Harlem and Heard County in the first installment of the rankings.


1. Collins Hill

2. Harrison

3. Lassiter

4. Brookwood

5. Kennesaw Mountain

6. Hillgrove

7. North Gwinnett

8. Newnan

9. Archer

10. Lambert


1. Ola

2. Northgate

3. Houston County

4. Pope

5. Loganville

6. Effingham County

7. Winder-Barrow

8. Creekview

9. Union Grove

10. South Effingham

Class AAAA

1. Buford

2. Heritage-Catoosa

3. Northwest Whitfield

4. Madison County

5. Wayne County

6. Walnut Grove

7. Perry

8. Marist

9. Pike County

10. Crisp County

Class AAA

1. Calhoun

2. Central-Carrollton

3. Oconee County

4. Ringgold

5. Pierce County

6. Rockmart

7. Franklin County

8. Jackson County

9. Cook

10. Blessed Trinity

Class AA

1. Harlem

2. Heard County

3. Gordon Lee

4. Berrien County

5. Dade County

6. Bremen

7. Jeff Davis

8. Wesleyan

9. Lovett

10. Seminole County

Class A-Private


2. Prince Avenue Christian

3. First Presbyterian Day

4. Brookstone

5. Strong Rock Christian

6. Savannah Christian

7. George Walton Academy

8. Mount Vernon Presbyterian

9. Mount Pisgah Christian

10. Athens Christian

Class A-Public

1. Georgia Military

2. Hawkinsville

3. Telfair County

4. Schley County

5. Commerce

6. Treutlen

7. Mt. Zion-Carroll

8. Echols County

9. Miller County

10. Baconton Charter


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