Week 10 Prep Baseball Poll
Pope captured the Region 6-6A baseball crown last week.
Week 10 Prep Baseball Polls
The regular season is over and the playoff seeds are official.
That can only mean playoff baseball in Georgia is just around the corner.
The Georgia High School Association state baseball playoffs begin this week and there are some minor shuffling as the Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine compiled its final regular-season rankings for the 2022 season (the next poll won't be released until the conclusion of the season).
In Class 2A, Pace Academy held onto the top spot after taking two of three from former No. 4 Lovett in a crucial Region 6-2A series last week. The Knights have held the top spot in Class 2A the entire season. They open the state playoffs on Friday against Rabun County. Lovett, meanwhile, dropped to No. 7.
In Class 2A, Coosa returned to the rankings at No. 10.
Another big series was in Class 3A where No. 3 Pike County took down previously No. 4 Mary Persons in a key Region 2-3A pair of games. The Pirates won both games, claimed the Region 2 crown and remained No. 3 this week. Mary Persons, meanwhile, dropped to No. 9.
Also in Class 3A, Appling County took two of three from former No. 8 Long County, knocking the Blue Tide out of the rankings. That opened the door for Region 4 champion Harlem to join the Top 10 at No. 8, while Cherokee Bluff returned to the rankings at No. 10.
In Class 7A, Newnan High won the battle of Coweta County and claimed the Region 2 title when the Cougars took two of three from former No. 7 East Coweta in Region 2-7A play. Newnan joined the rankings for the first time this year at No. 7, knocking East Coweta out.
The biggest riser in Class 7A was Etowah, who took two of three from former No. 4 Cherokee in Region 5-7A play. Etowah jumped from No. 8 to No. 4. Etowah's victories gave Woodstock, who moved up to No. 2 from No. 3, the Region 5 title. Cherokee fell to No. 10.
Also in Class 7A, Region 3 runner-up North Cobb took two of three from North Paulding last week to emerge from a messy Region 3 race as the No. 2 seed. The Warriors re-entered the rankings at No. 8 and will play host to Camden County in the first round of the state playoffs.
Also in 7A, Mill Creek swept a trio of games from former No. 9 North Gwinnett last week to capture the Region 8 title. The Hawks entered the rankings this week at No. 9.
In Class 6A, River Ridge returned to the rankings after sweeping a three-game set from Sequoyah and winning the Region 7 title. The Knights are No. 9 this week.
In Class 5A, Ware County took two of three from Coffee in a key Region 1-5A series last week. The Gators won the region title and moved up from No. 8 to No. 4. Coffee, meanwhile, dropped from No. 3 to No. 8.
In Class 4A, the top 10 teams remained the same, albeit some minor shuffling. Region 4 champion Perry and Region 7 champion Cedartown switched spots at No. 4 and No. 5, while Troup County moved up a spot to No. 9 and Flowery Branch dropped from No. 9 to No. 10.
In Class 1A Public, the Top 10 remained unchanged.
In Class 1A Private, Calvary Day returned to the rankings at No. 10.
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