The postseason is here! And, it looks like the playoffs will be a lot of fun, especially in the High School Football America Georgia Top 25 where 13 teams in our statewide rankings will battle it out for gold in Class AAAAAAA.
Headlining the opening round games will be a Top 25 head-to-head matchup between No. 4 Walton and No. 23 Camden County.
The path to a state title for No. 1 Colquitt County, ranked No. 6 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, includes a possible second round meeting against No. 14 McEachern and then a rematch against No. 6 North Gwinnett in the state quarterfinals.
In last year’s state championship game, NG beat the Packers on a walk-off field goal.
In AAAAAA, defending state champ Lee County is ranked No. 15 heading into the postseason. Creekview, ranked No. 21, is also in the bracket. Those two could meet in the state quarterfinals.
Two-time defending state champ Rome is the No. 2 team in the Georgia 25. The Wolves are currently on a 37-game win streak heading into the AAAAA playoffs.
Four other Georgia Top 25 teams are in the bracket — No. 16 Buford, No. 18 Warner Robins and SW DeKalb, which breaks into this week’s new rankings at No. 25.
The AAAA bracket will be fun with defending state champ Blessed Trinity ranked No. 5, followed by No. 17 St. Pius X, No. 19 Marist and No. 20 Cartersville. It SPX and Marist win their first round games, they’ll meet in the second round. St. Pius won the regular season meeting between the two by a score of 17-0. Blessed Trinity beat both SPX and Marist during the regular season.
In AAA, everyone is hoping for a state championship rematch between defending state champ Calhoun and No. 7 Cedar Grove. Calhoun, which is just outside of the Top 25, will be looking for its third state title in the last six years. Calhoun won last year’s title with a 14-6 victory.
High School Football America Georgia Top 25
No. 1 Colquitt County (10-0), LW: #1
No. 2 Rome (10-0), LW: #2
No. 3 Grayson (8-2), LW: #3
No. 4 Walton (9-1), LW: #4
No. 5 Blessed Trinity (10-0), LW: #5
No. 6 North Gwinnett (8-2), LW: #6
No. 7 Cedar Grove (9-1), LW: #7
No. 8 Parkview (10-0), LW: #8
No. 9 Hillgrove (10-0), LW: #9
No. 10 Roswell (9-1), LW: #10
No. 11 Milton (8-2), LW: #11
No. 12 Archer (8-2), LW: #12
No. 13 Marietta (5-5), LW: #13
No. 14 McEachern (7-3), LW: #14
No. 15 Lee County (10-0), LW: #15
No. 16 Buford (8-2), LW: #16
No. 17 St. Pius X (9-1), LW: #17
No. 18 Warner Robins (8-2)*, LW: #18
No. 19 Marist (8-2), LW: #19
No. 20 Cartersville (10-0), LW: #20
No. 21 Creekview (10-0), LW: #23
No. 22 Lowndes (7-2), LW: #24
No. 23 Camden County (7-3), LW: #25
No. 24 Troup County (9-1), LW: #22
No. 25 SW DeKalb (10-0), LW: NR
Dropped-out: No. 21 Tucker
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.
*Warner Robins forfeited its October 5 victory against Harris County for using an ineligible player.