2022 Georgia High School Football Rankings: Classes 4A-7A

Georgia High School Football Top 25: Classes 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A

Week 8 – Updated 10/2/22

Weather played a part once again in Georgia high school football with several games being postponed, canceled, or delayed due to concerns about Hurricane Ian. As it turned out, the bad weather stayed away, but the decisions to cancel games had already been made, so we were left without a full schedule last week.

Of those that did play, there were not many upsets, with Calhoun’s victory over Cartersville being the main exception. Speaking of the Yellow Jackets, they make their way (again) back into the Top 25 of our 2022 Georgia high school football rankings for Classes 4A through 7A, coming in at No. 20. The Parkview Panthers also are back in the Top 25 after another impressive win, a 41-7 victory over South Gwinnett.

Here are our Top 25 composite rankings entering Week 8 of the 2022 season:

  1. Buford (7A) E
  2. Colquitt County (7A) E
  3. Hughes (6A) E 
  4. Mill Creek (7A) E
  5. Lee County (6A) E
  6. Northside – Warner Robins (6A) E
  7. Thomas County Central (6A) +1
  8. Benedictine (4A) +1
  9. Walton (7A) +1
  10. North Cobb (7A) +1
  11. Perry (4A) +2
  12. Carrollton (7A) E
  13. Cartersville (5A) -6
  14. Lowndes (7A) +1
  15. Valdosta (7A) -1 
  16. Cedartown (4A) E
  17. Rome (6A) E
  18. Gainesville (6A) E
  19. Brunswick (6A) E
  20. Calhoun (5A) NR
  21. North Oconee (4A) E
  22. Westlake (7A) E
  23. Ware County (5A) NR
  24. Troup County (4A) E
  25. Parkview (7A) NR

Out: Kennesaw Mountain, Osborne, Houston County

Week 7 – Updated 9/25/22

Following their massive upset loss to previously unranked Lowndes this past week, Grayson falls hard, and that makes room for the Vikings to enter our Top 25 poll for the first time this season. There is no change in the top five spots, with four of the five teams winning and Lee County enjoying a bye week. Benedictine bounces back from a loss last week to defeat the tough Bolles School out of Jacksonville to earn their way back into the top 10. A couple of teams to watch for in the next couple of weeks are Houston County and Perry. Both Middle Georgia teams are playing quite well right now, and with big games looming for each program, they could be making their way up the poll. In the meantime, here’s our updated Top 25 composite rankings for Classes 4A through 7A in Week 7 of the 2022 Georgia high school football season.

  1. Buford (7A) E
  2. Colquitt County (7A) E
  3. Hughes (6A) E
  4. Mill Creek (7A) E
  5. Lee County (6A) E
  6. Northside – Warner Robins (6A) +2
  7. Cartersville (5A) E
  8. Thomas County Central (6A) +1
  9. Benedictine (4A) +2
  10. Walton (7A) E
  11. North Cobb (7A) +1
  12. Carrollton (7A) +1
  13. Perry (4A) +2
  14. Valdosta (7A) E
  15. Lowndes (7A) NR
  16. Cedartown (4A) E
  17. Rome (6A) E
  18. Gainesville (6A) E
  19. Brunswick (6A) E
  20. Houston County (6A) +3
  21. North Oconee (4A) -1
  22. Westlake (7A) E
  23. Kennesaw Mountain (7A) +1
  24. Troup County (4A) NR
  25. Osborne (7A) E

Out: Grayson, Parkview

 

Week 6 – Updated 9/18/22

What has already been an exciting season continues to give us great matchups, like this past week’s battle between 3A state champs Cedar Grove going against Mill Creek, and upsets, such as North Cobb losing to Chad Alligood’s Northside Warner Robins team. That’s just a sampling of what surely awaits us as we roll into another week of high school football across the state. Many teams return to action after enjoying a bye week. Meanwhile, here are our 2022 Week 6 Top 25 rankings of Georgia high school football teams in Classes 4A through 7A.

  1. Buford (7A) E
  2. Colquitt County (7A) E
  3. Hughes (6A) +1
  4. Mill Creek (7A) +1
  5. Lee County (6A) -2
  6. Grayson (7A) +1
  7. Cartersville (5A) +1
  8. Northside – Warner Robins (6A) +8
  9. Thomas County Central (6A) E
  10. Walton (7A) +1
  11. Benedictine (4A) -1
  12. North Cobb (7A) -6
  13. Carrollton (7A) E
  14. Valdosta (7A) +1
  15. Perry (4A) +2
  16. Cedartown (4A) -4
  17. Rome (6A) -3
  18. Gainesville (6A) +2
  19. Brunswick (6A) +2
  20. Parkview (7A) +3
  21. North Oconee (4A) -2
  22. Westlake (7A) E
  23. Houston County (6A) +1
  24. Kennesaw Mountain (7A) NR
  25. Osborne (7A) NR

Out: Warner Robins, Blessed Trinity

Week 5 – Updated 9/11/22

This week’s Top 25 rankings for Georgia high school football Classes 4A through 7A welcomes several newcomers who have all been knocking at the door; we finally rewarded them and let ’em in. Deserving to be ranked are the Valdosta Wildcats, who had one of the most impressive wins of the week with a 25-0 defeat of defending two-time 5A state champion Warner Robins at their home stadium.

Other new teams climbing into the rankings are Gainesville, Brunswick, Parkview, and the Houston County Bears, who have all started off undefeated and deserve some Top 25 attention. Now, the question is: Can they stay there? Taking a tumble out of the rankings were Calhoun, North Gwinnett, Brookwood, Jefferson, and my biggest mystery team so far this season, the Eagles of Collins Hill. But keep an eye on Coach Gregory’s team.

  1. Buford (7A) E
  2. Colquitt County (7A) E
  3. Hughes (6A) +1
  4. Mill Creek (7A) +1
  5. Lee County (6A) -2
  6. North Cobb (7A) E
  7. Grayson (7A) +1
  8. Cartersville (5A) +1
  9. Thomas County Central (6A) +2
  10. Benedictine (4A) -3
  11. Walton (7A) +1
  12. Cedartown (4A) +2
  13. Carrollton (7A) E
  14. Rome (6A) +1
  15. Valdosta (7A) NR
  16. Northside – Warner Robins (6A) E
  17. Perry (4A) +6
  18. Warner Robins (5A) -8
  19. North Oconee (4A) E
  20. Gainesville (6A) NR
  21. Brunswick (6A) NR
  22. Westlake (7A) E
  23. Parkview (7A) NR
  24. Houston County (6A) NR
  25. Blessed Trinity (6A) -1

Out: Calhoun, North Gwinnett, Collins Hill, Brookwood, Jefferson

Week 4 – Updated 9/4/22

Our top 10 of this week’s poll remain unchanged, as everybody held their own by winning their games this week (except for Grayson, which had a bye). However, once we move out of the top 10, we start to see the result of what was a wacky week, with six of the ranked teams dropping their games. Buford remains the top team, although North Cobb gave them all they could handle in the Wolves’ 21-14 victory. Colquitt County is right there waiting to see if Buford will slip up. Lee County and Hughes represent the best of their 6A classification. Here is our Top 25 composite rankings of Classes 4A through 7A for Week 4 of the 2022 Georgia high school football season.

  1. Buford (7A) E
  2. Colquitt County (7A) E
  3. Lee County (6A) E
  4. Hughes (6A) E
  5. Mill Creek (7A) E
  6. North Cobb (7A) E
  7. Benedictine (4A) E
  8. Grayson (7A) E
  9. Cartersville (5A) E
  10. Warner Robins (5A) E
  11. Thomas County Central (6A) +3
  12. Walton (7A) E
  13. Carrollton (7A) +5
  14. Cedartown (4A) +1
  15. Rome (6A) -4
  16. Northside – Warner Robins (6A) E
  17. Calhoun (5A) E
  18. North Gwinnett (7A) -5
  19. North Oconee (4A) +1
  20. Collins Hill (7A) NR
  21. Brookwood (7A) -2
  22. Westlake (7A) -1
  23. Perry (4A) +1
  24. Blessed Trinity (6A) -2
  25. Jefferson (5A) NR

Out: Bainbridge, Jones County

Week 3 – Updated 8/28/22

Week 2 of the regular season is complete, and as we kick off the third week of the season, one thing appears to be a given: Our top five teams seem to be a lock, with Buford standing above the rest of the group. There is, however, still a lot of season left to play, and it’s sure to give us a surprise or two. Speaking of surprises, Christopher Columbus out of south Florida gave high school football fans in Georgia a big surprise by soundly defeating a very good Benedictine team, the defending 4A state champions. That continues a pattern that has seen last year’s state final participants struggling through their first two weeks. Will that trend continue, or can those teams turn things around? Here is our Top 25 composite rankings from Classes 4A-7A:

  1. Buford (7A) E
  2. Colquitt County (7A) E
  3. Lee County (6A) E
  4. Hughes (6A) +1
  5. Mill Creek (7A) +2
  6. North Cobb (7A) E
  7. Benedictine (4A) -3
  8. Grayson (7A) E
  9. Cartersville (5A)E
  10. Warner Robins (5A) E
  11. Rome (6A) +1
  12. Walton (7A) +8
  13. North Gwinnett (7A) E
  14. Thomas County Central (6A) E
  15. Cedartown (4A) E
  16. Northside – Warner Robins (6A) +8
  17. Calhoun (5A) E
  18. Carrollton (7A) E
  19. Brookwood (7A) -8
  20. North Oconee (4A) -1
  21. Westlake (7A) +4
  22. Blessed Trinity (6A) E
  23. Jones County (5A) E
  24. Perry (4A) -3
  25. Bainbridge (4A) NR

Week 2 – Updated 8/21/22

With Week 1 of the 2022 Georgia high school football season complete, our Top 25 Rankings reflect a few teams moving around a bit in Classes 4A through 7A, with three new teams entering our poll as well. Say hello to Carrollton, Blessed Trinity, and Jones County, all of whom had impressive wins that landed them a spot in this week’s top 25. Buford and Colquitt County each had dominant season-opening performances to rightfully claim their spots at #1 and #2, respectively, while Lee County moves back into the top 5 after a resounding victory over two-time defending state champ Warner Robins. Here is Week 2 of our rankings:

  1. Buford (7A) E
  2. Colquitt County (7A) E
  3. Lee County (6A) +4
  4. Benedictine (4A) -1
  5. Hughes (6A) E
  6. North Cobb (7A) E
  7. Mill Creek (7A) +1
  8. Grayson (7A) +2
  9. Cartersville (5A) E
  10. Warner Robins (5A) -6
  11. Brookwood (7A) +3
  12. Rome (6A) +3
  13. North Gwinnett (7A) +3
  14. Thomas County Central (6A) +4
  15. Cedartown (4A) +2
  16. Milton (7A) -3
  17. Calhoun (5A) -5
  18. Carrollton (7A) NR
  19. North Oconee (4A) +4
  20. Walton (7A) -1
  21. Perry (4A) -1
  22. Blessed Trinity (6A) NR
  23. Jones County (5A) NR
  24. Northside – Warner Robins (6A) E
  25. Westlake (7A) E

Out: Creekside, Bainbridge

Preseason Rankings

The 2022 Georgia high school football season is here, and this is our first collective Top 25 rankings for teams in Classes 4A through 7A. There have been several changes with the most recent reclassification from GHSA of their member schools, with some teams moving up in class and others moving down.

Following are who we think represent the best 25 Georgia high school teams in classes 4A thru 7A to start the season. Don’t worry if your favorite team isn’t in our first rankings – there’s a lot of football to be played and this poll will surely see teams move up, down, into, and out of the Top 25. But here’s how we see ’em to start the 2022 season.

  1. Buford (7A)
  2. Colquitt County (7A)
  3. Benedictine (4A)
  4. Warner Robins (5A)
  5. Hughes (6A)
  6. North Cobb (7A)
  7. Lee County (6A)
  8. Mill Creek (7A)
  9. Cartersville (5A)
  10. Grayson (7A)
  11. Jefferson (5A)
  12. Calhoun (5A)
  13. Milton (7A)
  14. Brookwood (7A)
  15. Rome (6A)
  16. North Gwinnett (7A)
  17. Cedartown (4A)
  18. Thomas County Central (6A)
  19. Walton (7A)
  20. Perry (4A)
  21. Creekside (5A)
  22. Bainbridge (4A)
  23. North Oconee (4A)
  24. Northside – Warner Robins (6A)
  25. Westlake (7A)
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