Poll Talk: Alexander makes rankings in regular season for first time since ’97

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FootballAlexander’s football team, off to a 3-0 start, is ranked for the first time in the regular season since 1997.

Alexander entered The Atlanta Journal-Constitution rankings at No. 10 in Class AAAAAA this week. Alexander, idle last week, replaced Creekside, which lost to No. 5 Northgate 61-48.

Alexander did finish the 2013 season ranked No. 10 in AAAA after reaching the state quarterfinals but was unranked during the regular season that year. The Cougars are 27-11 since 2013 after going 15 years without a winning record.

There were no major changes in the rankings this week. Other teams entering were Parkview and Colquitt County for Brookwood and South Gwinnett in AAAAAAA, Griffin for Jones County in AAAAA, Cairo for Marist in AAAA, Appling County for North Hall in AAA, Screven County for Dodge County in AA and McIntosh County Academy for Irwin County in A public.

Class AAAAAAA

1. (1) Roswell (3-0)

2. (2) Mill Creek (4-0)

3. (3) Grayson (2-1)

4. (4) McEachern (3-1)

5. (5) Norcross (4-0)

6. (6) Lassiter (4-0)

7. (8) Lowndes (4-1)

8. (9) South Forsyth (3-1)

9. (NR) Parkview (3-1)

10. (NR) Colquitt County (1-4)

Out: No. 7 Brookwood (2-2), No. 9 South Gwinnett (3-1)

Class AAAAAA

1. (1) Houston County (5-0)

2. (2) Northside-Warner Robins (5-0)

3. (3) Valdosta (5-0)

4. (4) Lee County (4-0)

5. (6) Northgate (4-0)

6. (7) Dalton (4-0)

7. (8) Harrison (4-0)

8. (9) Glynn Academy (4-1)

9. (10) Tucker (3-1)

10. (NR) Alexander (3-0)

Out: No. 5 Creekside (3-1)

Class AAAAA

1. (1) Buford (2-1)

2. (2) Stockbridge (4-0)

3. (3) Carrollton (3-0)

4. (5) Kell (3-1)

5. (4) Thomas County Central (4-1)

6. (8) Arabia Mountain (4-0)

7. (NR) Griffin (4-0)

8. (9) Rome (1-2)

9. (7) Ware County (2-2)

10. (10) Grady (3-1)

Out: No. 6 Jones County (2-2)

Class AAAA

1. (1) Cartersville (4-0)

2. (2) Thomson (4-0)

3. (3) Sandy Creek (3-1)

4. (4) Blessed Trinity (4-1)

5. (5) Woodward Academy (3-1)

6. (6) Mary Persons (3-2)

7. (7) Burke County (4-0)

8. (8) Oconee County (4-0)

9. (9) Jefferson (3-1)

10. (NR) Cairo (3-1)

Out: No. 10 Marist (2-2)

Class AAA

1. (1) Greater Atlanta Christian (3-1)

2. (2) Pace Academy (3-1)

3. (3) Cedar Grove (3-1)

4. (4) Peach County (3-1)

5. (5) Liberty County (3-0)

6. (6) Calhoun (2-2)

7. (8) Westminster (2-2)

8. (7) Lovett (2-2)

9. (9) Crisp County (4-0)

10. (NR) Appling County (2-1)

Out: No. 10 North Hall (3-1)

Class AA

1. (1) Fitzgerald (3-0)

2. (2) Benedictine (4-0)

3. (3) Brooks County (3-0)

4. (4) Jefferson County (4-0)

5. (5) Callaway (4-0)

6. (6) Rabun County (2-0)

7. (7) Model (4-0)

8. (8) Dublin (4-0)

9. (9) Vidalia (3-1)

10. (NR) Screven County (3-1)

Out: No. 10 Dodge County (1-3)

Class A (private)

1. (1) Eagle’s Landing Christian (4-0)

2. (2) Wesleyan (4-0)

3. (3) Landmark Christian (4-0)

4. (4) Prince Avenue Christian (4-0)

5. (5) Calvary Day (4-0)

6. (6) Darlington (3-1)

7. (7) Stratford Academy (2-1)

8. (8) Mount Pisgah Christian (3-0)

9. (9) First Presbyterian (4-0)

10. (10) Fellowship Christian (4-0)

Class A (public)

1. (1) Commerce (3-0)

2. (2) Macon County (2-1)

3. (3) Clinch County (3-1)

4. (4) Emanuel County Institute (4-0)

5. (7) Mount Zion (4-0)

6. (8) Lincoln County (2-0-1)

7. (9) Manchester (4-0)

8. (10) Bowdon (3-1)

9. (NR) McIntosh County Academy (3-1)

10. (5) Marion County (3-1)

Out: No. 6 Irwin County (1-3)

Class AAAAAA

1. (1) Houston County (5-0)

2. (2) Northside-Warner Robins (5-0)

3. (3) Valdosta (5-0)

4. (4) Lee County (4-0)

5. (6) Northgate (4-0)

6. (7) Dalton (4-0)

7. (8) Harrison (4-0)

8. (9) Glynn Academy (4-1)

9. (10) Tucker (3-1)

10. (NR) Alexander (3-0)

Out: No. 5 Creekside (3-1)

Class AAAAA

1. (1) Buford (2-1)

2. (2) Stockbridge (4-0)

3. (3) Carrollton (3-0)

4. (5) Kell (3-1)

5. (4) Thomas County Central (4-1)

6. (8) Arabia Mountain (4-0)

7. (NR) Griffin (4-0)

8. (9) Rome (1-2)

9. (7) Ware County (2-2)

10. (10) Grady (3-1)

Out: No. 6 Jones County (2-2)

Class AAAA

1. (1) Cartersville (4-0)

2. (2) Thomson (4-0)

3. (3) Sandy Creek (3-1)

4. (4) Blessed Trinity (4-1)

5. (5) Woodward Academy (3-1)

6. (6) Mary Persons (3-2)

7. (7) Burke County (4-0)

8. (8) Oconee County (4-0)

9. (9) Jefferson (3-1)

10. (NR) Cairo (3-1)

Out: No. 10 Marist (2-2)

Class AAA

1. (1) Greater Atlanta Christian (3-1)

2. (2) Pace Academy (3-1)

3. (3) Cedar Grove (3-1)

4. (4) Peach County (3-1)

5. (5) Liberty County (3-0)

6. (6) Calhoun (2-2)

7. (8) Westminster (2-2)

8. (7) Lovett (2-2)

9. (9) Crisp County (4-0)

10. (NR) Appling County (2-1)

Out: No. 10 North Hall (3-1)

Class AA

1. (1) Fitzgerald (3-0)

2. (2) Benedictine (4-0)

3. (3) Brooks County (3-0)

4. (4) Jefferson County (4-0)

5. (5) Callaway (4-0)

6. (6) Rabun County (2-0)

7. (7) Model (4-0)

8. (8) Dublin (4-0)

9. (9) Vidalia (3-1)

10. (NR) Screven County (3-1)

Out: No. 10 Dodge County (1-3)

Class A (private)

1. (1) Eagle’s Landing Christian (4-0)

2. (2) Wesleyan (4-0)

3. (3) Landmark Christian (4-0)

4. (4) Prince Avenue Christian (4-0)

5. (5) Calvary Day (4-0)

6. (6) Darlington (3-1)

7. (7) Stratford Academy (2-1)

8. (8) Mount Pisgah Christian (3-0)

9. (9) First Presbyterian (4-0)

10. (10) Fellowship Christian (4-0)

Class A (public)

1. (1) Commerce (3-0)

2. (2) Macon County (2-1)

3. (3) Clinch County (3-1)

4. (4) Emanuel County Institute (4-0)

5. (7) Mount Zion (4-0)

6. (8) Lincoln County (2-0-1)

7. (9) Manchester (4-0)

8. (10) Bowdon (3-1)

9. (NR) McIntosh County Academy (3-1)

10. (5) Marion County (3-1)

Out: No. 6 Irwin County (1-3)

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