End of Regular Season Power Rankings
The 2021 regular season came to a close with Week 12 in the books. That brings us our final Power Rankings for the 2021 season, as we head into the postseason. Congrats to all the teams on their success throughout the year.
#1 » JEFFERSON
LAST GAME: W49-6 vs Madison County
NEXT GAME: vs Hapeville Charter (RND 1)
PREVIOUS RANKING: #1
Jefferson finishes out #1 in our Power Rankings after rebounding following their loss to #5 North Oconee. The Dragons are still not entirely healthy, and haven’t been all season. If everyone can be back for the playoff run…look out!
#2 » RABUN COUNTY
LAST GAME: BYE
NEXT GAME: vs Pace Academy
PREVIOUS RANKING: #2
The Wildcats got a well-deserved BYE week to prep for….Pace Academy…AGAIN! A rare second meeting between regular season opponents. Rabun County won in a landslide on ESPN last time…
#3 » STEPHENS COUNTY
LAST GAME: W 24-0 @ East Jackson
NEXT GAME: @ #9 Rockmart
PREVIOUS RANKING: #4
Stephens County got its quarterback Ben Stowe back, and rolled to a 24-0 win over East Jackson. Now comes a matchup at #9 Rockmart. The Indians might be the best 4-seed in the state, after their only 3 losses coming to top-5 ranked teams.
#4 » DAWSON COUNTY
LAST GAME: W 26-8 vs North Hall
NEXT GAME: vs Sandy Creek
PREVIOUS RANKING: #5
Dawson County won big when it mattered most. After starting the season out 0-3 and the offense nowhere to be found, the Tigers found their identity and pretty much ran the table from there, winning 6 of their last 7 games.
#5 » COMMERCE
LAST GAME: L 6-35 @ Lincoln County
NEXT GAME: @ #5 Bowdon
PREVIOUS RANKING: #3
Commerce dropped a defacto region title tile at Lincoln, and due to tiebreaking issues came up as #4 in the region. The Tigers head into the playoffs with a date at #5-ranked Bowdon.
#6 » WHITE COUNTY
LAST GAME: L 0-30 vs #6 Cherokee Bluff
NEXT GAME: @ #1 Cedar Grove
PREVIOUS RANKING: #6
The Warriors got shut out against Bluff, and now have the tall task of heading out to #1-ranked Cedar Grove for the first round. Darius Cannon and Silas Mulligan have been excellent this year, and Tripp Nix has continued to improve each time out.
#7 » UNION COUNTY
LAST GAME: W 49-48 vs Gilmer
NEXT GAME: @ Lovett
PREVIOUS RANKING: #9
Union County won a thriller over Gilmer behind Logan Helcher’s 7 TDs! The Panthers ride into the playoffs with momentum when going up against Lovett.
#8 » HABERSHAM CENTRAL
LAST GAME: L 28-43 vs Shiloh
NEXT GAME: N/A
PREVIOUS RANKING: #7
The Raiders finished their 2021 season with a tough loss against Shiloh. That ends their season.
#9 » TOWNS COUNTY
LAST GAME: L 32-49 vs Washington-Wilkes
NEXT GAME: N/A
PREVIOUS RANKING: #8
Towns County dropped its season finale to Washington-Wilkes, ending the 2021 campaign.
#10 » BANKS COUNTY
LAST GAME: L 18-20 vs Elbert County
NEXT GAME: @ South Atlanta
PREVIOUS RANKING: #10
The Leopards fought hard against Elbert, but came up empty. Banks looks to play spoiler to South Atlanta in the opening round.
#11 » LUMPKIN COUNTY
LAST GAME: L 14-31 @ West Hall
NEXT GAME: N/A
PREVIOUS RANKING: #11
Lumpkin County polished off the season with a loss to West Hall, but the 2 wins marks a step forward for this program.