High School Football America Georgia Top 25 shuffles from No. 3 on down

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The best way to describe the first three weeks of the High School Football America Georgia Top 25 is there appears to be a lot of parity in the state.

No. 1 Buford and No. 2 Collins Hill hold their positions in the latest statewide rankings, powered by NFL Play Football, but after that, the Top 25 has a brand new look from Week 2.

Creekside’s 27-20 win over former No. 4 Westlake starts the shuffle. The Seminoles are up two spots to No. 9 this week.

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The win also moves the school into the High School Football America 100 national rankings at No. 79. It’s the first time that Creekside has been in the Top 100. That ranking will be tested this week when Creekside takes-on No. 14 Cartersville. The Hurricanes are also nationally-ranked at No. 162.

Marietta makes its 2021 debut in the Top 25 at No. 17. The Blue Devils 42-21 win over McEachern pushed them into the statewide rankings. The loss drops McEachern from No. 18 to No. 20.

In addition to Marietta, East Coweta and Rome makes their debuts in the Georgia Top 25 at No. 18 and No. 23 respectively.

North Gwinnett, which beat Parkview 34-27 for its first game of the year, returns to the statewide rankings at No.22. Despite the loss, Parkview is also back at No. 24.

As far as the week ahead, top-ranked Buford will play a big interstate game against North Carolina’s Myers Park. Buford is currently ranked No. 29 nationally, while Myers Park is given an honorable mention in our national rankings. That puts the Mustangs between No. 201 and No. 300.

No. 8 Milton will play its second straight interstate game. The Eagles, who beat nationally-ranked Life Christian Academy from Virginia last week, will be on the road to face three-time defending Pennsylvania state champ St. Joseph’s Prep. SJP is ranked No. 8 in the nation.

No. 2 Collins Hill, coming-off an impressive performance against defending Mississippi state champ Greenville Christian, ranked No. 115 in America, will take-on No. 23 Rome, which handed former No. 20 Cherokee its first loss of the season last Friday.

No. 5 Colquitt County will be at No. 25 Valdosta in its annual South Georgia rivalry game this week. Valdosta forfeited its game with Bainbridge last week to due to COVID protocols.

Another dandy South Georgia matchup has No. 7 Lowndes at No. 11 Lee County.

In Gwinnett County, No. 12 Grayson will play its annual rivalry game against its neighbor Archer, ranked No. 21 this week.

High School Football America Georgia Top 25

No. 1 Buford (2-0), LW: #1

No. 2 Collins Hill (3-0), LW: #2

No. 3 Warner Robins (2-0), LW: #3

No. 4 North Cobb (1-1), LW: #6

No. 5 Colquitt County (2-1), LW: #5

No. 6 Walton (2-0), LW: #7

No. 7 Lowndes (2-1), LW: #8

No. 8 Milton (2-1), LW: #9

No. 9 Creekside (2-0), LW: #11

No. 10 Westlake (2-1), LW #4

No. 11 Lee County (3-0), LW: #10

No. 12 Grayson (2-1), LW: #12

No. 13 Brookwood (1-1), LW: #13

No. 14 Cartersville (2-0), LW: #16

No. 15 Mill Creek (3-0), LW: #17

No. 16 Roswell (3-0), LW: #21

No. 17 Marietta (1-1), LW: NR

No. 18 East Coweta (3-0), LW: NR

No. 19 Ware County (3-0), LW: #23

No. 20 McEachern (1-2), LW: #18

No. 21 Archer (0-2), LW: #21

No. 22 North Gwinnett (1-2), LW: NR

No. 23 Rome (2-0), LW: NR

No. 24 Parkview (1-2), LW: NR

No. 25 Valdosta (1-2), LW: #25

Dropped-out: No. 14 Marist (1-0), No. 15 Blessed Trinity, No. 19 Norcross, No. 20 Cherokee

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.