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Statesboro remains at No. 2 in latest AP poll

        ATLANTA  - Statesboro held steady at No. 2 in Class AAAA, while Emanuel County Institute retained the top spot in the Class A rankings displayed in this week's Associated Press high school football poll.
        The Blue Devils (6-0) garnered 108 points and four first-place votes, continuing to trail Northside-Warner Robbins in the Class AAAA rankings. Northside (7-0) received 116 points and eight first-place votes.
        Below those two, there was plenty of shuffling.        
        It begins with No. 6 Rome moving up four notches after a 27-10 win over previous No. 5 Dalton, pushing them out of the poll. Dacula falls three slots to No. 7 after losing to unranked Habersham Central and No. 8 Baldwin falls two places after a loss to No. 1 Northside-Warner Robins.
        No. 4 Southwest DeKalb and No. 5 Creekside each jumped three positions while No. 10 St. Pius X enters the rankings for the first time.
        Eight first place votes and 115 points were awarded to ECI (7-0), which sits atop the Class A rankings. The top four teams in that class did not change.
         No. 5 Dooly County and No. 6 Commerce switched places in Class A as No. 8 Turner County and No. 9 Seminole County each gained a position. Wilcox County's loss to Turner facilitated their exit and opened up the No. 10 slot for Clinch County.
        In Class AAAAA, being patient finally paid off for Norcross, which is now No. 1.
        Moving steadily up the rankings all season, Norcross captured the top spot this week after Tifton lost to Coffee and fell to No. 6. Coffee was rewarded for its efforts climbing four positions to No. 4.
        Lowndes' bye week and Colquitt County's loss to Houston County caused their exit and made way for Harrison and Houston to enter the rankings at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.
        Class AA rankings get tweaked a bit with No. 8 Heard County moving up two notches and No. 9 McIntosh County Institute one. Manchester slips away and No. 10 Swainsboro slips in. The top seven continue unchanged.
        Former No. 2 Gainesville suffered the most in Class AAA - tumbling to No. 8 - after losing to unranked Flowery Branch by a touchdown. Chamblee's defeat to unranked Dunwoody caused them to fall four positions to No. 10. With five other teams rising, only No. 5 Stephens County and No. 1 LaGrange remain unchanged.

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