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The game of the week was No. 1 Newton against No. 2 Pebblebrook, and the latter came away with a convincing win.

Newton lost another to Top 25 newcomer Cumberland Christian to fall to No. 4.

The rankings cover all classifications.

(Feature photo by Willie Prince)


1. Pebblebrook (15-2) 

Last week: 2

Pebblebrook’s dominance has been on full display. The Falcons had one of the most impressive weeks any team has had this season, taking down East Coweta, McEachern and previously No. 1 Newton. Pebblebrook’s win streak stands at eight games. 

2. Wheeler (11-3)

Lask week: 3

Wheeler extended its win streak to eight games after taking down region rival Kell and St. Ignatius (Ohio). 

3. Berkmar (8-3) 

Lask week: 4

Berkmar beat Discovery to strengthen its region lead, improving to a 6-0 region record.

4. Newton (14-3)

Last week: 1

Newton lost back-to-back games to Cumberland Christian and then-No. 2 Pebblebrook, both losses by double digits. These were the first two games of the season that Newton wasn’t able to reach 60 points. 

5. St. Pius X Catholic (14-2)

Last week: 6

St. Pius took down Lithonia in a thriller over the weekend. The Golden Lions are now 14-0 against Georgia teams. 

6. Norcross (13-4)

Last week: 7

Norcross swept the season series after taking down Archer 71-67. London Johnson scored 25 points and added four rebounds and assists in the victory.

7. North Gwinnett (14-3)

Last week: 8

North Gwinnett extended its win streak to eight games after winning the first game of the season series against Collins Hill. 

8. Grayson (11-5)

Last week: 5

Grayson traveled to D.C. and took on top-ranked Sidwell Friends. The hard-fought game resulted in a loss for the Rams. 

9. Eagle's Landing (15-3)

Last week: 9

Eagle's Landing defeated region rival Woodland to push the Eagles' region record to 8-0. Eagle's Landing is 8-1 in its last nine games. 

10. Pace Academy (13-4)

Last week: 10

Pace Academy’s 62-point victory over Washington improved its region record to 5-0 and its win streak to six games. 

11. McDonough (16-1)

Last week: 11

McDonough’s win streak just keeps getting bigger. It's now at 11 games after beating region opponents North Clayton and Fayette County. 

12. Osborne (14-0)

Last week: 18

Osborne is enjoying its best season ever. Osborne took down Sandy Creek in the Georgia Hardwood Classic over the weekend in a thriller that came down to the wire. 

13. Shiloh (15-0)

Last week: 15

Shiloh extended its win streak to 15 straight after going 3-0 over the week. 

14. Milton (12-6)

Last week: 12

Milton traveled to Springfield, Missouri, to participate in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions. Milton left with a 1-1 record, a blowout victory versus Whitney Young (Illinois) and a one-point game that came down to the wire vs. St. Paul VI.

15. McEachern (10-5)

Last week: 14

McEachern rebounded after its loss to Pebblebrook with an impressive victory over Florida State High School. 

16. Westlake (10-4)

Last week: 17

 Westlake took down Lovejoy to increase its region record to 5-0. 

17. Greenforest (13-4)

Last week: 19

Greenforest showed how dominant it can be in a 92-28 victory over Our Lady of Mercy. The Eagles have won nine straight. 

18. Sandy Creek (13-3) 

Last week: 13

Sandy Creek ran into red-hot Osborne in the Georgia Hardwood Classic. The game was a must-watch, and in the end Osborne came out on top 70-67.

19. Buford (14-3)

Last week: 21

Buford suffered an embarrassing 27-point loss to Rabun Gap-Nachooche, but has won four straight region games and now holds a region record of 5-0.

20. Hillgrove (13-1)

Last week: 22

Hillgrove defeated Harrison and North Paulding last week to get its region record to 2-0. The Hawks have won six straight games, and five straight by double digits. 

21. Centennial (14-2)

Last week: 16

Centennial lost its second game of the season to a red-hot River Ridge team by a score of 56-55. Centennial will have a huge matchup against region opponent Sequoyah this week. 

22. Columbia (14-3)

Last week: Unranked

The Eagles have taken down Southwest DeKalb, Lakewood (Florida), Miami Country Day (Florida) and Frederick Douglas (Kentucky) during their five-game win streak. 

23. River Ridge (15-3)

Last week: Unranked 

River Ridge is coming off a huge win over Centennial, which puts them in sole possession of first place in the region. The Knights are on an eight-game win streak and 10 of their last 11. 

24. South Gwinnett (15-3)

Last week: 20

South Gwinnett started the season 13-0, but after its loss to Parkview, the Comets are 2-3 in their last five games. 

25. Cumberland Christian Academy (15-6)

Last week: Unranked

Cumberland Chrisitan had been struggling of late after going 8-1 in its first nine games. The Patriots shocked the high school basketball scene after knocking off then-No. 1 Newton by double digits.