Football Power Rankings – Week Five

Now five weeks into the season, which is close to the halfway point believe that or not. Here’s the latest Power Rankings!

#1 JEFFERSON

LAST RANK: #1
RECORD: 4-0 (0-0)
LAST: W 26-19 @ #10 Hart County
NEXT: @ #5 Flowery Branch

The #1-ranked Dragons held off a rally by Hart County in a top-10 matchup. Jefferson had to lean on Malaki Starks’ arm the most it has had to so far. The next game will be the most competitive left on the Dragons calendar at #5 Flowery Branch, which features former Jefferson coach Ben Hall as the head coach at The Branch.


#2 RABUN COUNTY

LAST RANK: #2
RECORD: 3-1 (0-0)
LAST: BYE
NEXT: @ East Jackson

#1 Rabun had a nice bye week to rest up following a ridiculous 4-game stretch. This week will be the easiest one yet for the Cats. It’s got to be about fine-tuning things these next couple of weeks, and hopefully staying healthy.


#3 WHITE COUNTY

LAST RANK: #3
RECORD: 4-0 (0-0)
LAST: BYE
NEXT: @ Dawson County

The bye week was perfectly placed, as the #4-ranked Warriors will travel to Dawson in what is almost certainly a true region title game. These teams are the cream of the crop in 7-AAA. This one has long been circled by White County.


#4 STEPHENS COUNTY

LAST RANK: #6
RECORD: 4-1 (0-0)
LAST: W 27-12 vs Habersham Central
NEXT: BYE

Stephens County is one of our only local teams that has played half its regular season. It’s been fantastic as the Indians have won 4 in a row and have a perfectly-timed bye week to get ready for the region schedule.


#5 COMMERCE

LAST RANK: #5
RECORD: 3-1 (0-0)
LAST: BYE
NEXT: @ Mt. Paran

The #5-ranked Commerce Tigers had a bye week to recharge, and now place their focus on Mt. Paran.


#6 HABERSHAM CENTRAL

LAST RANK: #4
RECORD: 2-2 (0-0)
LAST: L 12-27 @ Stephens County
NEXT: @ Winder-Barrow

The Raiders are going to have to have a short-term memory after back-to-back losses. Now Habersham plays the next 6 games against region opponents, starting with Winder-Barrow in Week 6.


#7 DAWSON COUNTY

LAST RANK: #7
RECORD: 1-3 (0-0)
LAST: BYE
NEXT: vs #4 White County

Dawson County had a bye week after its first win of the year. Now, the Tigers will host a much-anticipated game against rivals White County, which will no doubt decide the region.


#8 UNION COUNTY

LAST RANK: #8
RECORD: 2-2 (0-0)
LAST: W 28-14 vs Pickens
NEXT: vs Woodland

Union County reeled off a second straight win to move to 2-2 after an 0-2 start. Players are starting to emerge as go-to options for the Panthers. Next up is Woodland in Blairsville.


#9 TOWNS COUNTY

LAST RANK: #9
RECORD: 2-3 (0-0)
LAST: L @ Lakeview
NEXT: BYE

Towns County dropped two in a row now, and have half its regular season completed. Next up is a bye week to prep for Lincoln in Week 7.


#10 BANKS COUNTY

LAST RANK: #10
RECORD: 1-4 (0-0)
LAST: L @ Fannin County
NEXT: vs Haralson

Banks County has completed half its regular season slate, and now turn its attention to Haralson as a final tune-up for region play.


#11 LUMPKIN COUNTY

LAST RANK: #11
RECORD: 0-4 (0-0)
LAST: L 7-35 @ St. Francis
NEXT: BYE

Lumpkin County remains in search of its first win of 2020. Looking ahead, the Indians take on Gilmer on the road in a couple of weeks, but will use this next one to rest up and work on some things.

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