Buford had a shot last week to stake its claim as the top team in Georgia, but the Wolves fell 7-0 at home to Miami’s Chaminade-Madonna (photo above by Josh Major).
The team with a chance to shake things up at the top this week is undefeated East Coweta, which travels to play at No. 1 Collins Hill. And No. 2 Lee County faces its biggest test of the season with a game at No. 6 Warner Robins.
Here are SBLive’s Top 25 Georgia high school football rankings heading into Week 6. The statewide rankings span all classifications.
SBLIVE’S GEORGIA TOP 25
1. Collins Hill (5-0)
Last week: 1
After shutting out Alpharetta, and with Buford’s loss to Chaminade-Madonna, Collins Hill remains the clear-cut No. 1 team in Georgia.
2. Lee County (5-0)
Last week: 3
Lee County has outscored its opponents 237-57 after a 64-14 blowout over Lithia Springs in Week 5, but a big game awaits in Week 6 at Warner Robins.
3. North Cobb (3-1)
Last week: 4
North Cobb lost its season opener to Buford, but has won every game since then by at least two scores.
4. Milton (3-1)
Last week: 5
Milton had a bye in Week 5 and will face McEachern on the road Friday.
5. Buford (3-1)
Last week: 2
Buford suffered its first loss of the season in Week 5, as Chaminade-Madonna made the trek from Florida and beat the Wolves 7-0 in a defensive battle.
6. Warner Robins (4-0)
Last week: 7
Warner Robins remains undefeated after a 49-9 rout of Houston County and hosts No. 2 Lee County on Friday in the game of the week in Georgia.
7. Mill Creek (4-0)
Last week: 8
Mill Creek continued to impress on both sides of the ball and special teams with a convincing 38-10 win over West Forsyth.
8. Grayson (4-1)
Last week: 6
Grayson hasn’t lost a game since its season-opening loss to Creekside, but the defending state champion Rams have had some close wins.
9. Walton (3-1)
Last week: 9
Walton had a bye in Week 5 and on Friday will host Roswell, a team poised to climb into the Top 25 with a win.
10. Cartersville (4-0)
Last week: 10
Cartersville remained undefeated after a 24-14 win over Cherokee in Week 5 and has a bye in Week 6.
11. Colquitt County (4-1)
Last week: 11
Colquitt County was absolutely dominant in a 55-0 win over Heritage-Conyers in Week 5.
12. Langston Hughes (4-1)
Last week: 12
Hughes shut out M. L. King 55-0 in Week 5. The Panthers have a bye this week before a huge game Oct. 1 at Westlake.
13. Creekside (3-1)
Last week: 13
After a tough loss to Cartersville, Creekside got back in the win column by cruising past Drew 41-0 on Saturday.
14. Carrollton (4-0)
Last week: 14
Carrollton remained undefeated after a 56-15 blowout of Dalton in Week 5.
15. Lowndes (2-2)
Last week: 15
Lowndes had a bye in Week 5 and will face Valdosta at home in the Winnersville Classic at 8 p.m. Friday.
16. Westlake (3-1)
Last week: 17
After a 27-20 loss to Creekside in Week 3, Westlake had a bye and then rebounded in Week 5 by beating Mays 56-6.
17. Marietta (3-1)
Last week: Unranked
Marietta lost to Colquitt County to begin the season, but the Blue Devils haven’t lost since and are outscoring their opponents 145-78.
18. Jefferson (4-0)
Last week: 18
Jefferson had a bye in Week 5 and will face Flowery Branch at home on Friday.
19. East Coweta (5-0)
Last week: 19
East Coweta shut out Northgate 36-0 in Week 5 and heads to No. 1 Collins Hill on Friday in a battle of unbeatens.
20. Fitzgerald (4-0)
Last week: 20
Fitzgerald beat Cairo 29-13 in Week 5 to remain undefeated heading into a big Week 6 game at Pierce County (3-1).
21. West Forsyth (2-2)
Last week: 16
West Forsyth fell to Mill Creek 38-10 in Week 5. Both of its losses have come against Top 10 teams.
22. Rabun County (3-1)
Last week: 22
Rabun County traveled to South Carolina and dominated Saluda 63-7 in Week 5.
23. Woodward Academy (4-0)
Last week: 24
Woodward Academy remains undefeated after beating Mundy’s Mill 55-13 in Week 5.
24. Valdosta (1-3)
Last week: 21
Valdosta had a bye in Week 5 and will play at Lowndes in the Winnersville Classic at 8 p.m. Friday.
25. Marist (2-1)
Last week: 23
Marist had a bye in Week 5 and will face Harrison at home on Friday.