Westlake moves into the top five in hoop rankings

January, 31, 2012
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We're heading into the final stretch of the hoop season and the region and postseason picture is beginning to clear up. Top-ranked Milton clinched the 6-AAAAA region crown and a bye in playoff play courtesy of an 3-0 week. The Eagles scored victories over Northview and Centennial then held off No. 10 Wheeler by five. No. 2 Columbia is also in the driver's seat in 5B-AAA play, with an unblemished 8-0 mark. Look for several other clubs to wrap up their titles over the next few games. No new squads entered the fray this week, but some squads shuffled around the top 10. Westlake bumped up a couple spots and finds itself in the No. 5 spot, while Chattahoochee tumbled to No. 8 after a pair of losses.

Here's a look at the top three teams:
1. Milton (18-4*) — last week No. 1
2. Columbia (19-1) — last week No. 2
3. Fayette County (20-1) — last week No. 3
*Milton had to forfeit three wins for using an ineligible player

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