High-SchoolGeorgia: Baseball Weekly Rankings

The spring season has come to a close, so all that's left to do is release our final top 10. Four local squads earned spots in the POWERADE FAB 50, led by No. 2 Columbus. Parkview, Gainesville and Ringgold also landed in the national rankings. Five teams that began the season ranked finished the season in the top 10 and three won state titles.
For the POWERADE FAB 50, click here.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Columbus (33-4) — last week No. 1
2. Parkview (31-6) — last week No. 2
3. Gainesville (32-2) — last week No. 4
Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia baseball rankings.
Things are getting extremely tight at the top of the POWERADE FAB 50, with Georgia now boasting two top five squads. Gainesville moved up to No. 2 after clinching a spot in the Class AAA Final Four, while Columbus holds strong three spots back after dropping Cartersville in the state quarters. A meeting in the state finals should lock up the top spot locally and could ultimately settle the nation's top squad as well.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Gainesville (31-0) — last week No. 1
2. Columbus (29-3) — last week No. 3
3. Greenbrier (28-2) — last week No. 4
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Georgia opened the season with Parkview and Columbus in the discussion for a national title. Now it appears Gainesville has the best shot at sitting atop the final POWERADE FAB 50. The No. 3-ranked Red Elephants have reeled off 29 straight wins and are the state's lone undefeated squad after Crisp County was swept by Allatoona this past week. Columbus still has an outside shot at No. 10, while Greenbrier (17) and Parkview (23) remain ranked. New to the mix is the aforementioned Allatoona squad and a red-hot Buford squad that has one of the state's most unhittable staffs.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Gainesville (27-0) — last week No. 1
2. Columbus (25-3) — last week No. 3
3. Greenbrier (26-2) — last week No. 4
Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia baseball rankings.
The postseason is when teams prove they are among the state's elite, and our top 10 did just that as all 10 advanced out of the first round of play. Seven of the squads posted two-game sweeps, while Brookwood, Loganville and Milton needed a third contest to take care of business. Gainesville, Crisp County, Columbus, Greenbrier and Parkview all own spots in both the POWERADE FAB 50 as well as the Southeast Regional rankings.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Gainesville (27-0) — last week No. 1
2. Crisp County (27-0) — last week No. 2
3. Columbus (25-3) — last week No. 3
Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia baseball rankings.
For the first time this season, neither Columbus and Gainesville occupy the top spot in our local rankings. that honor goes to undefeated Gainesville, which has reeled off 25 wins this season. Columbus dropped another contest and sits behind another unbeaten squad in Crisp County. Parkview has its lowest showing of the season at No. 5. We welcome back Loganville to the rankings after it bested last week's No. 9 Winder-Barrow as well as a resurgent Brookwood team.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Gainesville (25-0) — last week No. 2
2. Crisp County (25-0) — last week No. 3
3. Columbus (23-3) — last week No. 1
Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia baseball rankings.
Admit it, the rankings were getting a little boring the last few weeks since our top 10 didn't see many new faces. Well, that changes today as a pair of teams make their rankings debut this week. Checking in at No. 8 is a Grayson team that has won 10 of its last 11 contests and features junior LHP/OF Austin Meadows, who could emerge as the top pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. The Rams replace LaGrange, which fell to 17-7 on the season. Winder-Barrow is the other new squad and also features a talented junior expected to make some noise in next year's draft. Travis Demeritte is a stud infielder and his bat has helped power the Doggs to 17-6 mark. They could be a sleeper pick in Class AAAA.

The top four remains intact while Greenbrier and Appling County swapped places at the five and six spots. Despite a loss last week, Darlington is clinging to its spot at No. 10.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Columbus (22-1) — last week No. 1
2. Gainesville (22-0) — last week No. 2
3. Crisp County (21-0) — last week No. 3
Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia baseball rankings.
For the second straight week, a Class AAAAA was bounced from the top 10 rankings. Last week it was Luella and this time around it's Etowah dropping off of the list. The Eagles have gone cold over the last two weeks, posting a modest 5-3 mark during that stretch after beginning 11-2. With so many other teams playing at a high level, we decided to move out Etowah and add Loganville, one of the top AAAA squads. The only other changes were moving red-hot Greenbrier up to No. 6 and dropping LaGrange down a spot. Columbus and Gainesville check in at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Columbus (19-1) — last week No. 1
2. Gainesville (20-0) — last week No. 2
3. Crisp County (18-0) — last week No. 4
Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia baseball rankings.
Class AAA squads have been beasts on the diamond this year. Need some proof? Just check out our top 10. Columbus, Gainesville, Crisp County and La Grange all occupy spots in the rankings, giving AAA the most teams represented out of the state's five classifications. Tied with two apiece are Class AAAAA and A. Not much changed in this week's rankings as the top seven teams remain intact. Luella dropped its sixth game of the season and fell out of its No. 9 spot in favor of Greenbrier, a team currently on top of Class AAAA. Hebron Christian Academy and Darlington keep pace at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Columbus (16-1) — last week No. 1
2. Gainesville (17-0) — last week No. 2
3. Parkview (13-3) — last week No. 3
Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia baseball rankings.
The top five in Georgia remains the same despite losses by top-ranked Columbus and No. 3 Parkview at the National High School Invitational. Both squads dipped slightly in the national polls but maintained their spots locally. Gainesville enjoyed an undefeated week and moves up to No. 11 nationally. The bottom of the rankings experienced some movement as Luella's losing streak slid them to No. 9 and Hebron Academy leaps up to No. 8 with its 11-game streak intact.

Here's a look at the top three teams:
1. Columbus (15-2) — last week No. 1
2. Gainesville (15-0) — last week No. 2
3. Parkview (11-3) — last week No. 3
Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia boys' baseball rankings.
Georgia is flexing its muscle nationally, boasting three teams in the POWERADE FAB 50 and four squads ranked in the Southeast Region. The top three remains the same this week but we welcome undefeated Crisp County (No. 4) to the local mix. Hebron Christian Academy returns to the top 10 led by senior ace Mason Felt (4 wins). St. Pius X and Greenbrier are candidates to enter the top 10 next week should any ranked team falter, but it's clear the state's elite squads have begun to distance themselves from the pack.

Here's a look at the top three teams:
1. Columbus (11-0) — last week No. 1
2. Gainesville (13-0) — last week No. 2
3. Parkview (9-2) — last week No. 3
Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia boys' baseball rankings.
One of the bigger stories in Georgia baseball this season is Rock Rucker's unexpected transfer to a school in Alabama, which left a big hole in Redan's roster. The Raiders, who were ranked in our preseason poll, got off to a poor start this year but have rebounded to win three straight to push their record to 7-4. The Rucker-less Raiders are a team to watch as the season progresses.

Columbus remains on top of the rankings after beating previously ranked Brookwood, 3-0. Gainesville moves up to the No. 2 spot after Grenbrier dropped back-to-back games. Parkview has regained its winning formula and is back in the region rankings at No. 14 in the Southeast. We also welcome Houston County to this week's rankings as the squad has moved up to No. 2 in Class AAAA.

Here's a look at the top three teams:
1. Columbus (8-0) — last week No. 1
2. Gainesville (11-0) — last week No. 3
3. Parkview (7-2) — last week No. 6

Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia boys' baseball rankings.
Rough week to be a nationally ranked team as two locals (Parkview and Brookwood) dropped out the POWERADE FAB 50. In the game of the week, Columbus won the battle of Georgia's top when it topped Parkview. The win keeps the fourth-ranked Blue Devils in the hunt for a national title.

Several new teams enter the rankings after losses bumped out six of our preseason top 10 squads. Greenbrier enters the national rankings No. 27, replacing two-loss Parkview as the state's No. 2 squad. Gainesville and Brookwood are regionally ranked and Luella is knocking on the door at 8-1.

Here's a look at the top three:
1. Columbus (7-0) — last week No. 2
2. Greenbrier (6-0) — last week NR
3. Gainesville (8-0) — last week NR

Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Georgia boys' baseball rankings.

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