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High school football rankings: From the AJC:
- 5A: Rome, 8-2 and idle last week, rises from sixth to no. 3.
- 4A: Cartersville, which ended the regular season 10-0, remains no. 1.
- 2A: Rockmart, also undefeated entering the playoffs, holds at no. 1.
- 1A Private: Darlington drops from fourth to ninth in the 1A Private rankings after Friday’s defeat.
Coming Monday: John McClellan’s picks for this Friday night.
A look at first round playoffs on Friday:
- Chattooga at Callaway
- Model at Bremen
- Heard County at Pepperell
- Temple at Rockmart
- Calhoun will host Morgan Co.
- Sonoraville at Jefferson
- Adairsville leads the power ratings for the wild card slot and would play at Jenkins
- Cedartown at Marist
- Cartersville will host Flowery Branch
Class 5A: Rome will host Lithonia
Georgia no. 5 in latest AP poll. With two major upsets on Saturday, Georgia was able to climb to no. 5 in the AP Top 25 College Football rankings on Sunday.
On top are LSU, Ohio State and Clemson with Alabama — defeated by LSU on Saturday — in the no. 4 spot. Florida drops to no. 11 after blowing out Vanderbilt while Auburn is 13th.