Week 3 Prep Baseball polls
North Forsyth is No. 9 in Class 7A this week.
Prep Baseball Polls: Week 3
Three new teams took over the top spot in a trio of classifications this week.
Pope is the new No. 1 in Class 6A. The previous No. 2 Greyhounds replaced preseason favorite Houston County atop the rankings. The Bears didn't fall too far, sliding one spot back to No. 2.
In Class 5A, Buford started the season 6-0 and suffered its first loss Saturday night to North Paulding in the championship game of the prestigious LaGrange Invitational. That was good enough for the Wolves to move up a spot to No. 1, replacing Region 8-5A rival and three-time defending state champion Loganville. The Red Devils are No. 2.
In Class 1A Private, previous No. 2 Wesleyan is off to a 6-0 start and has outscored its opponents 58-14. The Wolves are this week's No. 1. Previous No. 1 Tattnall Square, the two-time defending Class 1A Private state champions, are No. 2.
Otherwise, There wasn't much movement in this week poll.
In Class 7A, No. 1 to No. 9 remained the same. However, North Cobb moved into the rankings for the first time at No. 10, replacing previous No. 10 West Forsyth.
Winder-Barrow moved up a spot to No. 3 in Class 6A, while Allatoona fell a spot to No. 4. Meanwhile, Grovetown made its season debut at No. 10.
In Class 5A, the poll remained unchanged after Buford took over the No. 1 spot and previous No. 1 Loganville fell to No. 2.
In Class 4A, Marist moved up two spots to No. 2, while Flowery Branch and North Oconee each moved up a spot to No. 4 and No. 5 respectively. Previous No. 2 Northside-Columbus dropped a spot to No. 3, while Denmark fell three spots to No. 6. Mary Persons, meanwhile, made its season debut at No. 9.
Calhoun defeated previous No. 4 Fannin County twice on February 29 to remain unbeaten at 7-0. The Yellow Jackets moved up a spot to No. 4, while Fannin fell to No. 6. Benedictine jumped from eighth to fifth, while undefeated Worth County made its season debut at No. 10.
In Class 2A, the first seven spots remained unchanged. But Harlem moved back into the rankings at No. 8 after defeating previous No. 10 Westside-Augusta 10-0 on February 29 in a key Region 4-2A contest. Banks County also moved back into the rankings at No. 10.
In Class 1A Public, Charlton County made the biggest jump, going from No. 8 to No. 5. Marion County made its season debut at No. 10 after last week's No. 10 Clinch County lost to Echols County and fell out of the rankings. ACE Charter moved up two spots from seventh to ninth, while Telfair County fell from No. 4 to No. 8. Bowdon fell two spots from No. 7 to No. 9.
In Class 1A Private, First Prebyterian Day made its season debut at No. 10 after defeating previous No. 10 Mount de Sales 1-0 in a key Region 7-1A matchup on February 28.