Top 20 Power Poll – Jan. 28, 2008
1. Wheeler (18-2)
Notable victories: McEachern 87-78, Centennial 93-64, Bishop O'Connell (
Notable losses: Findlay Prep (Nev.) 54-68, Duncanville (Texas) 57-69
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 vs. Pope, Feb. 1 vs. Lassiter, Feb. 2 at Roswell
Last rank: 1
Notes: It was a busy week for the Wildcats, playing four games in six days, including one in Raleigh, N.C. against Word of God, a nationally-ranked opponent. The Wildcats are playing big time basketball of late and scoring points like there is no tomorrow. Junior Ari Stewart had 34 points in
2. Norcross (18-1)
Notable victories: Collins Hill 76-43, South Forsyth 77-30, Westlake Prep (
Notable loss: Kathleen (Fla.) 45-51
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 at North Forsyth, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Mountain State Coal Classic in Beckley, W.V.
Last rank: 3
Notes: The Blue Devils continue to climb up the power poll as other top teams drop in-state games. Norcross has two in-state games remaining on the regular season schedule. It looks like the team will go undefeated against state foes in the regular season for the second straight year. There is a strong chance that Norcross will win the Coal Classic this week in
Notable losses: Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) 38-43, McEachern 69-79
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 at Stone Mountain, Feb. 1 vs.
Last rank: 2
Notes:: For the first time in two and a half years,
Notable victories: Creekside 76-61, Fayette County 65-59, IMG (
Notable losses: Neumann-Goretti (
This week's schedule: Feb. 1 vs. Whitewater, Feb. 2 at Banneker
Last rank: 4
Notes: Ray Willis, a serious contender for AAAA Player of the Year, scored a team high 23 points in a big region win over Fayette County last Friday. The win help break the gap open for the No. 1 seed in the Region 2-AAAA tournament, too. The only in-state foe
5. South Atlanta (19-1)
Notable victories: Douglass 83-68, Jeanette (
Notable loss: St. Benedicts (N.J.) 43-57
This week's schedule: Jan. 25 at Clarkston, Jan. 26 vs.
Last rank: 5
Notes: The average margin of victory for the Hornets was 54 points this week for the AAA powerhouse. Derrick Favors averaged a triple double, putting up 57 points, 42 rebounds and 24 blocks over the two game stretch. He is our Mr. Georgia Basketball selection going into February. No one has a bigger impact on the game than the 6-9 junior.
6. Dunwoody (17-3)
Notable victories: Rome 67-65, Chamblee 78-72 (OT), Scott County (Ky.) 86-65, Jackson (Fla.) 85-61, Lee (Fla.) 78-59, Chamblee 75-50, Druid Hills 77-54, Meadowcreek 91-66
Notable loss: Blessed Trinity 68-73, Pace (Fla.) 67-72, Bishop O'Connell (Va.) 67-69
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 at Riverwood, Feb. 1 vs. Westminster
Last rank: 7
Notes: The Wildcats are rolling. Since the New Year, Dunwoody is playing as good as any team in the state and look strong going down the home stretch. Chris Singleton recorded a monster triple-double against Meadowcreek, going for 17 points, 21 rebounds and 11 blocked shots. Delwan Graham went for 30 and 23, respectively, in the other two wins last week.
7. Savannah (17-1)
Notable victories: Liberty County 88-82 OT, Beach 65-50, Windsor Forest 89-78, Richmond Academy 72-53, Savannah Johnson 89-75, Jonesboro 61-45, Irmo (S.C.) 62-38, Tallahassee Lincoln (Fla.) 87-67, Bradwell Institute 76-69 (OT), Savannah Johnson 55-52
Notable loss: Mundy's Mill 69-71
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 at Bradwell Institute, Feb. 1 vs. Groves, Feb. 2 vs. Beach (Civic Center)
Last rank: 6
Notes: The Blue Jackets saw their 17-game winning streaked was snapped on Saturday at Mundy's Mill a day after a big win over city and region rival Johnson. Kevin Williams and Norris Rumph continue to shine as the 1-2 punch. The loss should be an eye-opener for both
Notable victories: Eufaula (
This week's schedule: Jan. 25 vs.
Last rank: 9
Notes: The Red Devils continue to roll. A pair of region wins against
9. Blessed Trinity (20-0)
Notable victories: Dunwoody 73-68;
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 at Druid Hills, Feb. 1 vs. Grady, Feb. 2 at Marist
Last rank: 10
Notes: Jordan Callahan and Arris Brundidge combined for 46 points in big win against Chamblee. For the last two years, the Titans are now sitting at a tremendous 42-6 record. That's saying something. The real test is still down the stretch for the Titans.
Notable victories: Shaw 71-69, Northside 74-69, Shaw 64-58, Northside 88-70
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 at Spencer, Feb. 1 vs. Troup
Last rank: 13
Notes: The Red Jackets can't be slept on any longer by us. The defending AAA state champions are a great team with star power in Terrence Hill, Steve Peterson and Winfred Ivey. The team is quick, great in the open floor and a very well oiled and disciplined team that is clearly the best team in
Notable losses: Blessed Trinity 35-50,
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 vs. Harrison, Feb. 1 vs.
Last rank: 14
12. Miller Grove (17-4)
Notable victories: Redan 51-50, Tucker 70-62, Wesleyan 53-51, Stone Mountain 83-81, Jeannette (
Notable losses: Columbia 64-82, Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) 48-51 (OT), Columbia 59-61, Wheeler 77-82
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 vs. SW Dekalb, Feb. 1 at Cedar Grove
Last rank: 8
Notable victories: Josey 64-53,
Notable losses: North Augusta (S.C.) 47-49, Craigmont (
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 vs.
Last rank: 15
14. Centennial (16-4)
Notable losses: Wheeler 64-93, Lone Peak (Utah) 57-75, Mason County (Ky.) 57-81, Marietta 63-59
This week's schedule: Jan. 28 vs.
Last rank: 11
15. Lithia Springs (19-2)
Notable victories: Villa Rica 88-80, Alexander 85-67, Newnan 74-58, Pebblebrook 58-55, Hiram 93-74, Decatur 55-54 (OT),
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 vs. Hillgrove, Feb. 1 at
Last rank: 12
16. Hancock Central (19-1)
This week's schedule: Jan. 31 vs.
Last rank: 17
This week's schedule: Feb. 1 vs. Jeff Davis, Feb. 2 at
Last rank: 18
18. Wesleyan (16-3)
Notable victories: Collins Hill 72-52, Dacula 55-48, Collins Hill 72-52, Decatur 62-41
Notable losses: Christ School (N.C.) 72-74, Miller Grove 51-53, Tucker 69-73
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 vs. Cross Keys, Feb. 1 vs. Greater Atlanta Christian
Last rank: 16
19. East Laurens (18-1)
Notable victories: Montgomery County 96-85
Notable loss: West Laurens 77-79
This week's schedule: Jan. 29 vs.
Last rank: 20
20. Pebblebrook (19-2)
Notable losses: Lithia Springs 55-58, Osborne 74-77
This week's schedule: Jan. 30 vs. Sequoyah, Feb. 1 at Alexander
Last rank: NR