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Troup moves into top 10 in Class AAAA

LAGRANGE – Welcome to the top 10, Troup Tigers.

The Tigers have been hovering near the top 10 for the past few weeks, and following their big win over the Cedartown Bulldogs last week, they’ve broken through.

Troup is ranked ninth in Class AAAA in this week’s Associated Press poll, which continues the program’s remarkable turnaround story.

The Tigers are 7-1 and have won seven straight games, and a year ago this time they were 0-8.

Callaway, meanwhile, has maintained its position as the fourth-ranked team in Class AA after moving to 8-0 with last week’s victory over Temple.

In Class AAAA, Cartersville remains a unanimous number one selection.

The defending state-champion Purple Hurricanes are 9-0, and they’ve blown out every team on their schedule so far.

Cartersville will go for a second consecutive perfect regular season when it hosts Troup next week, and that game will also determine the Region 5-AAAA champion.

Troup will visit winless Central-Carroll on Friday as it looks to make it eight consecutive wins.

In Class AA, Callaway has been slotted into the fourth position for about a month now.

Benedictine remains first in AA, while Fitzgerald and Jefferson County are second and third, respectively.

In Class AAAAAAA, Mill Creek is ranked first, and Dalton has moved to the top of the rankings in Class AAAAAA.

Stockbridge is first in Class AAAAA with Buford close behind, Greater Atlanta Christian leads the way in Class AAA, and Eagle’s Landing is tops in Class A.

Here are this week’s AP rankings:

CLASS AAAAAAA

1 – Mill Creek

2 – Roswell

3 – Grayson

4 – Norcross

5 – McEachern

6 – Lowndes

7 – Colquitt County

8 – North Cobb

9 – Brookwood

10 – Mountain View

CLASS AAAAAA

1 – Dalton

2 – Valdosta

3 – Northside-Warner Robins

4 – Tucker

5 – Alexander

6 – Glynn Academy

7 – Harrison

8 – Northgate

9 – Mays

10 – Lee County

CLASS AAAAA

1 – Stockbridge

2 – Buford

3 – Grady

4 – Carrollton

5 – Rome

6 – Kell

7 – Griffin

8 – Woodland-Cartersville

9 – Loganville

10 – Arabia Mountain

CLASS AAAA

1 – Cartersville

2 – Thomson

3 – Woodward Academy

4 – Jefferson

5 – Blessed Trinity

6 – Cairo

7 – Mary Persons

8 – Burke County

9 – Troup

10 – Ridgeland

CLASS AAA

1 – Greater Atlanta Christian

2 – Peach County

3 – Westminster

4 – Crisp County

5 – Liberty County

6 – Cedar Grove

7 – Calhoun

8 – Dawson County

9 – Pace Academy

10 – Lovett

CLASS AA

1 – Benedictine

2 – Fitzgerald

3 – Jefferson County

4 – Callaway

5 – Rabun County

6 – Pepperell

7 – Vidalia

8 – Heard County

9 – Screven County

10 – Washington-Wilkes

CLASS A

1 – Eagle’s Landing

2 – Prince Avenue Christian

3 – Clinch County

4 – Emanuel County Institute

5 – Landmark Christian

6 – Calvary Day

7 – Fellowship Christian

8 – Manchester

9 – Wesleyan

10 – Macon County

Reach Kevin Eckleberry at (706) 884-7311 or on Twitter @lagrangesports

The Troup Tigers have made their debut in the Class AAAA poll, and they’re ranked ninth. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/10/web1_troup1-3.jpgThe Troup Tigers have made their debut in the Class AAAA poll, and they’re ranked ninth. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News

The Callaway Cavaliers are ranked fourth in Class AA. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/10/web1_CHS1-7.jpgThe Callaway Cavaliers are ranked fourth in Class AA. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News

By Kevin Eckleberry

keckleberry@civitasmedia.com