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Soccer: McIntosh reaches the top in 5A girls rankings

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A Monday showdown between the top two teams in Class AAAAA went McIntosh’s way at the expense of Northgate in a 1-0 decision. McIntosh is now the new No. 1, with Northgate falling to the second spot. The Chiefs have posted three straight shutouts dating back to March 20. Flowery Branch dropped to No. 10 after losing to seventh-ranked Gainesville 2-0 on Friday.

The top teams in the other five classifications maintained their positions, although they were not without blemishes. A clash between the No. 1 squad in Class AAA and the No. 2 team in Class AA saw St. Pius succumb to Greater Atlanta Christian 4-1 on Friday. St. Pius bounced back one day later with a 5-0 blanking of Decatur. Blessed Trinity and Woodward are still second and third, respectively, in Class AAA after Blessed Trinity won their Tuesday matchup 2-1.

Class A featured a busy week, with multiple top 10 meetings. Hebron Christian beat Providence Christian 4-1 and edged Wesleyan 1-0 to remain at No. 2 behind First Presbyterian Day. Holy Innocents’ scored a 2-1 victory over Fellowship Christian to move up to No. 4. Paideia defeated Class AAAA’s Chamblee 3-2 and stayed at No. 6. Walker and Mt. Paran Christian swapped spots at ninth and 10th after Walker won their head-to-head match 1-0.

River Ridge is making a debut appearance in the Class AAAA rankings after getting the best of Cass 3-2 on Tuesday.


1. Harrison

2. Grayson

3. Parkview

4. Peachtree Ridge

5. Brookwood

6. Lassiter

7. Walton

8. Duluth

9. Collins Hill

10. South Forsyth


1. McIntosh

2. Northgate

3. Starr’s Mill

4. Pope

5. Heritage-Conyers

6. Loganville

7. Gainesville

8. Northview

9. Allatoona

10. Flowery Branch

Class AAAA

1. Marist

2. Veterans

3. Columbus

4. Alexander

5. Grady

6. Spalding

7. Heritage-Catoosa

8. River Ridge

9. Cass

10. Chamblee

Class AAA

1. St. Pius X

2. Blessed Trinity

3. Woodward Academy

4. Buford

5. Dawson County

6. Pike County

7. Oconee County

8. Cartersville

9. North Oconee

10. Decatur

Class AA

1. Lovett

2. Greater Atlanta Christian

3. Westminster

4. Wesleyan

5. Calhoun

6. Armuchee

7. Jefferson

8. Vidalia

9. St. Vincent’s

10. Dade County

Class A

1. First Presbyterian Day

2. Hebron Christian

3. Calvary Day

4. Holy Innocents’

5. Providence Christian

6. Paideia

7. Fellowship Christian

8. Pace Academy

9. Walker

10. Mt. Paran Christian

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