Football Power Rankings – Week Ten

There was a slight change in our Power Rankings for Week 10, as we enter the final 2 weeks of the regular season.

#1 JEFFERSON

LAST RANK: #1
RECORD: 7-0 (3-0)
LAST: W 67-12 vs Chestatee
NEXT: @ North Oconee

The #1-ranked Dragons rolled through winless Chestatee, and have locked up a home playoff game. There’s still a little work to be done to win that region title, but it’s almost automatic at this point. North Oconee is next up.


#2 RABUN COUNTY

LAST RANK: #2
RECORD: 8-1 (2-0)
LAST: W 63-7 @ Elbert County
NEXT: vs Union County

#1 Rabun went to the Granite Bowl and went up 28-0 after just 5 minutes of play. They are playing phenomenal ball right now, and next up is Union County in a game that equals for Rabun a seventh straight region championship. If Union pulled off an upset, it would create a 3-way tie atop the region.


#3 COMMERCE

LAST RANK: #3
RECORD: 7-1 (3-0)
LAST: W 48-22 @ Social Circle
NEXT: @ Washington-Wilkes

The #3-ranked Tigers had little problem putting Social Circle away, and have locked up a home playoff game. A win over Washington-Wilkes would be huge toward claiming a region title.


#4 DAWSON COUNTY

LAST RANK: #4
RECORD: 4-4 (3-1)
LAST: L 27-28 vs #9 Cherokee Bluff
NEXT: @ Lumpkin County

Dawson County fell by an eyelash to unbeaten and state-ranked Cherokee Bluff. It was a grueling loss that likely moves Dawson out of the region title conversation, although they are now playing for a home playoff game and #2 seed. Lumpkin County hosts the Tigers this week.


#5 WHITE COUNTY

LAST RANK: #5
RECORD: 6-2 (2-2)
LAST: W 49-13 vs Lumpkin County
NEXT: @ Gilmer

The Warriors got their starting QB J Ben Haynes back. He slung a few TD passes around the yard like he hadn’t missed a beat, and the Warriors are now 6-2 and one step closer to a playoff berth. Next up is Gilmer. A win and White County is assured the postseason.


#6 STEPHENS COUNTY

LAST RANK: #6
RECORD: 4-3 (0-2)
LAST: Canceled vs #10 Hart County
NEXT: @ #2 Oconee County

Stephens County was forced to call off the game against Hart County due to COVID cases on the team. It’s unclear if that is resolved in time for the matchup at #2-ranked Oconee. This one will be very difficult for the Indians.


#7 HABERSHAM CENTRAL

LAST RANK: #7
RECORD: 4-4 (2-2)
LAST: Canceled vs Central Gwinnett
NEXT: BYE

The Raiders also saw their game get canned, which is very disappointing as the reeling Central Gwinnett team would likely have been unable to beat Habersham. That would have sealed a playoff spot for the Raiders. The game has been slated for November 17 (a Tuesday), which would almost certainly not take place unless needed, since that would mean the Raiders play three days later in the playoffs. A true bye week is up next.



#8 TOWNS COUNTY

LAST RANK: #9
RECORD: 3-4 (1-1)
LAST: W 20-0 @ Greene County
NEXT: vs Social Circle

Towns County got a big-time shutout win, the first over a region opponent since 1998. Next up is Social Circle, which is a winnable game for the Indians.


#9 UNION COUNTY

LAST RANK: #8
RECORD: 3-4 (1-1)
LAST: L 6-21 vs Rabun Gap
NEXT: @ #1 Rabun County

Union County couldn’t find any luck at Rabun Gap, falling at home. Next up is a game that means more than most people know, as it pits the bitter rivals Union and Rabun against each other in the annual region title game being determined.


#10 BANKS COUNTY

LAST RANK: #10
RECORD: 1-7 (0-2)
LAST: BYE
NEXT: vs Clarkston

Banks County had a bye week to prep for non-region foe Clarkston. The Leopards would love to find anything in the shape of a positive to take heading into the state playoffs.


#11 LUMPKIN COUNTY

LAST RANK: #11
RECORD: 0-8 (0-4)
LAST: L 13-49 @ White County
NEXT: vs Dawson County

Lumpkin County still looks for win numero uno. That will be more likely next week against West Hall than this week against Dawson. The Indians would love to give the Tigers a scare, however.

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