SBLive’s Georgia Top 25: Buford falls, Mill Creek rises, East Coweta gets a shot at Collins Hill

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.


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. 

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