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Posted: September 19, 2013 4:14 p.m.

Rankings shake up during fourth week

The Georgia High School Class AAAAAA AP football poll saw a lot of movement this week, as three teams dropped out of the rankings.

North Cobb, Norcross and Marietta fell out of the top-10 poll after suffering losses last week.

North Cobb, previously ranked No. 4 in the state, dropped a 28-13 decision on the road to Walton last week. The Norcross Blue Devils fell to 1-2 on the season and out of the polls with a 36-17 defeat by North Gwinnett.
Marietta also fared poorly on the road, dropping a 21-13 decision to Hillgrove in region play.

North Cobb's loss allowed Peachtree Ridge to move into the top-5 at No. 4 overall after defeating Duluth 55-17 last week. The Lions currently sit 3-0 on the year.

The top-3 in the state poll remained the same, with North Gwinnett holding on to the No. 1 spot with its win over Norcross.

McEachern held the No. 2 spot with a 53-7 blowout over Pebblebrook. Colquitt County stayed a No. 3 overall with a 34-0 shutout against Carver (Columbus).

Lovejoy jumped its way to No. 6 in the state poll after outlasting Alpharetta 24-23 last week on the road.

Hillgrove enters the poll after defeating Marietta and Camden Hills, and Lowndes finished tied for the eighth spot in this week's rankings.

Camden County currently sits 3-1 on the season, defeating Beach at home last week 91-6. Lowndes responded after falling 15-14 to Newton with an 87-0 victory over Windsor Forest.

Valdosta rounds out the top-10 poll at No. 10 with a date against Newton Friday night.

Class AAAA
In the AP Class AAAA football poll, Sandy Creek once again led the charge at No. 1 overall. The Fighting Patriots are 2-0-1 overall, posting a 54-35 win last week against East Coweta.

Carrollton, Griffin, Stockbridge and Monroe Area rounded out the top-5, respectively.

Burke County fell to No. 6 in the polls after holding the second spot a week ago. The Bears lost a 32-14 contest last week at home against Coffee. Statesboro, Wayne County, Westside- Macon and Mary Persons rounded out the Class AAAA poll.

Georgia AP Class AAAAAA State Poll

No. 1 North Gwinnett

No. 2 McEachern

No. 3 Colquitt Co.

No. 4 Peachtree Ridge

No. 5 Mill Creek

No. 6 Lovejoy

No. 7 Hillgrove

No. 8 Camden Co.

No. 8 Lowndes

No. 10 Valdosta

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