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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The new USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll is here.

This week, there are changes in the top 5, but the name at the stop stays the same.

This week the nationally-ranked North Gwinnett girls solidified their position in the top spot with a convincing win over arch rival Norcross. Also nationally ranked this week are the Parkview girls, who move up to second this week. Norcross, Wesleyan and Columbia round out the top 5.

Buford, Miller Grove, Stephenson, North Cobb and Tucker complete the top 10 in this week's Girls Super 25.

Big movers this week include Redan rising from 24th to 12th, while Mountain View slides from 17th to 23rd.

New additions include Osborne, which joins the list at 19, and Creekview, which is 25th.

Defending state champion McEachern and state finalist Hillgrove drop out of the Super 25 this week.

USA TODAY Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

USA TODAY Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- The USA Today Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll for Metro Atlanta is here.  The teams have made it through their holiday tournaments with two very familiar faces at the top.

When coaching legend Dr. Phil McCrary suddenly stepped down last summer, Kerry Sandifer was thrust into the lead role with a team that had won 3 straight state championships.  So far, not much has changed on Columbia Drive.  The Eagles beat Norcross in the final of their own holiday tournament and they are the number one team this week.

4-time state champion Miller Grove is next, followed by Hillgrove, Shiloh and Norcross to complete the top 5.  North Cobb is 6th this week, with Greater Atlanta Christian, North Gwinnett, Alatoona and Marist completing this week's top 10.

Parkview, GAC top first high school basketball rankings

Parkview, GAC top first high school basketball rankings

ATLANTA -- The 2012-13 high school basketball season is underway, and two Gwinnett County schools currently lead the pack.

The Lady Panthers of Lilburn's Parkview High School are ranked No. 1 for girls. North Gwinnett, Wesleyan, Columbia and North Cobb round out the top 5.

For boys, Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross is No. 1. Other members of the top 5 include Miller Grove, North Cobb, Hillgrove and Shiloh.

Get all your metro Atlanta high school basketball information at usatodayhss.com.

The top 25 boys and girls teams include:

Tucker HS basketball court dedicated to former coach

Tucker HS basketball court dedicated to former coach

TUCKER, Ga. -- Tucker High School will dedicate its basketball court to legendary former coach A.Z. Johnson.

A dedication ceremony will be held at the school at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Coach Johnson graduated from Tucker High in 1937 and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in social studies from Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven, where he was the leading scorer on the basketball team. He has since been inducted into the university's Sports Hall of Fame.

During his 32 years coaching in DeKalb County -- 21 years at Tucker High and 11 years at Chamblee High -- Johnson became one of the winningest high school basketball coaches in Georgia, with an overall record of 501 wins and 274 losses.

The Atlanta Tipoff Club awarded Johnson a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, and the Georgia State Legislature passed a resolution honoring his life and career in 2000.

Norcross HS tops playoff poll

Norcross HS tops playoff poll

ATLANTA -- USA TODAY has released its latest Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll for high school football.

Norcross HS remains at the top, with Grayson, Sandy Creek, Lassiter and North Gwinnett making up the Top 5.

This week's poll sees two newcomers. Alpharetta HS is now ranked No. 22, while Jonesboro comes it at No. 24.

Walton and Stephenson, meanwhile, fell off the list.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is generated exclusively for 11Alive by USA TODAY.

Metro Atlanta Super 25 by USA Today

Metro Atlanta Super 25 by USA Today

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll by USA Today is here.

As we head into the final week of the regular season, there is a change in the Top 10, but no change at the very top.

Coming off a bye week, the Norcross Blue Devils are still on top and will face winless Meadowcreek Friday night. Grayson is headed for a showdown with Brookwood this week. The Rams are 2nd, with Sandy Creek, North Gwinnett and Lassiter rounding out the Top 5.

M.L. King, Jr. is 6th, followed by Lovejoy, South Gwinnett and West Forsyth. Parkview rejoins the Top 10 after beating Berkmar last week.

Marist rises from 23rd to 11th after beating Chamblee, and North Cobb returns to the poll at No. 18.

Stephenson and Kell rejoin the poll at 24th and 25th, respectively.

Gainesville and Buford drop out of the Super 25 this week.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 is computer generated and produced by USA Today exclusively for 11Alive.

American Family Insurance All Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances

American Family Insurance All Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances

ATLANTA -- Each week American Family Insurance brings you the All Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances.  It's a recap of the best plays from Friday Night Alive.

This week number 5 is Norcross quarterback Joseph Wilber's 31 yard pass completion to Clinton Lynch.  The Blue Devils stay unbeaten with a 36-3 win over Peachtree Ridge.

The number 4 play is Collins Hill's Tyler Henderson's 42 yard touchdown run.  North Gwinnett won the game 38-24.

The number 3 play this week Marcus Miller's touchdown run, as Marist beat Stone Mountain 34-8.

The number 2 play comes from the Alpharetta-Lambert game. Raiders QB Joshua Dobbs connects with Carlos Burse for the touchdown.  Alpharetta has won 4 in a row after beating the Longhorns 35-7.