Four remained ranked in Week 10 poll

Carson Eddy and the Briarwood Christian Lions remained ranked as the No. 9 team in the 5A class in the Week 10 poll. (File)

Carson Eddy and the Briarwood Christian Lions remained ranked as the No. 9 team in the 5A class in the Week 10 poll. (File)

By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Editor

Heading in to the last week of the regular season, there are a host of Shelby County teams ranked in their respective ASWA polls. The four county teams that were ranked in the Week 9 poll are all still ranked in the Week 10 poll, and each received more points in this week’s poll than the previous week.

Montevallo remains the top-ranked team in the county, as the Bulldogs pulled in the No. 5 ranking in the 3A class with 162 total points. The Bulldogs are 8-1 on the season and will finish regular season play as the No. 2 seed out of 3A Region 4. Before the playoffs, however, this Bulldog team still has to face a very good Fultondale team, (also 8-1) on Thursday night as their final postseason tune-up. As the No. 2 seed out of Region 4, Montevallo will host third seed out of Region 3, which will either be Central Coosa, Southside Selma or Prattville Christian, depending on what happens this week with those three teams.

Spain Park, on the heels of a last-second win over Oak Mountain last Friday night, has moved to the No. 7 spot in the 7A poll with 106 points, ahead of James Clemens, Mountain Brook and Bob Jones. The Jags will be the No. 3 seed out of 7A Region 3 behind Hoover and Mountain Brook heading into the playoffs next week, and will either travel to James Clemens, Bob Jones or Gadsden City in the first round of the 7A playoffs.

Briarwood Christian and Cornerstone Christian, the only two county schools to win a region championship this season, were the other two schools in the county to make top-10 appearances. Briarwood survived a low-scoring game with Pleasant Grove on Friday night, moving to 8-1 on the season in the process, and the Lions stayed steady as the No. 9 team in 5A. Briarwood has an interesting matchup this Friday with Madison Academy, after which the Lions will host Corner High School in the first round of the 5A playoffs.

The Chargers on the other hand moved up from the No. 10 AISA team to the No. 8 team after advancing to 7-2 with an easy win over Coosa Valley. The No. 8 ranking ties Cornerstone’s highest since the Chargers pulled in the same ranking in 2009, and is the second-highest ranking Cornerstone has ever received. Cornerstone will finish up regular season play this Friday night at North River Christian.

Chelsea (7-2) also received two votes in the 6A poll. The Hornets will finish the regular season as the No. 2 seed out of 6A Region 3.

The rest of the ASWA Week 10 poll can be found below.

Class 7A
1. McGill-Toolen (30) (9-0) <ws>360
2. Hoover (8-1) <ws>259
3. Hewitt-Trussville (10-0) <ws>249
4. Central-Phenix City (8-1) <ws>209
5. Davidson (8-1) <ws>175
6. Enterprise (9-1) <ws>143
7. Spain Park (7-2) <ws>106
8. James Clemens (6-3) <ws>89
9. Mountain Brook (7-2) <ws>72
10. Bob Jones (7-3) <ws>19
Others receiving votes: Lee-Montgomery (0-9) 15-*; Auburn (6-3) 12, Gadsden City (5-5) 2.
*-forfeited six wins on Monday

Class 6A
1. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (27) (9-0) <ws>350
2. Oxford (9-0) <ws>252
3. Minor (2) (9-0) <ws>243
4. Opelika (9-1) <ws>214
5. Blount (1) (8-2) <ws>177
6. Spanish Fort (7-2) <ws>136
7. Park Crossing (10-0) <ws>132
8. Ramsay (8-1) <ws>87
9. Daphne (7-2) <ws>60
10. Decatur (8-1) <ws>34
Others receiving votes: Austin (7-2) 11, Wetumpka (8-2) 9, Clay-Chalkville (6-4) 3, Chelsea (7-2) 2.

Class 5A
1. Scottsboro (25) (9-0) <ws>344
2. Carroll (1) (9-0) <ws>246
3. Vigor (3) (7-2) <ws>226
4. St. Paul’s (1) (7-2) <ws>197
5. Central-Clay Co. (8-1)<ws>180
6. Etowah (8-2) <ws>144
7. Beauregard (7-1) <ws>138
8. Mortimer Jordan (7-2) <ws>80
9. Briarwood Chr. (8-1) <ws>78
10. Jackson (6-3) <ws>34
Others receiving votes:  Demopolis (7-2) 20, Brooks (7-2) 8, Eufaula (7-2) 8, Russellville (7-2) 4, Sylacauga (7-2) 3.

Class 4A
1. Andalusia (27) (8-1) <ws>350
2. Haleyville (1) (8-1) <ws>262
3. Rogers (1) (9-0) <ws>240
4. UMS-Wright (1) (7-2) <ws>195
5. Madison Acad. (7-2) <ws>166
6. Handley (7-2) <ws>126
7. Thomasville (6-2)  <ws>113
8. Cordova (7-2) <ws>56
9. West Limestone (8-1) <ws>49
10. Jacksonville (8-1) <ws>48
Others receiving votes: Cherokee Co. (8-2) 38, Madison Co. (6-3) 24, Leeds (7-3) 21. St. James (9-1) 16, Munford (6-3) 3, North Jackson (5-3) 3.

Class 3A
1. Piedmont (28) (9-0) <ws>354
2. Gordo (2) (9-0) <ws>276
3. Mobile Chr. (8-1) <ws>235
4. Opp (8-1) <ws>211
5. Montevallo (8-1) <ws>162
6. T.R. Miller (7-2) <ws>142
7. Ohatchee (8-1) <ws>119
8. Pike Co. (8-1) <ws>78
9. Colbert Co. (7-2) <ws>51
10. Daleville (7-2) <ws>45
Others receiving votes: Fultondale (8-1) 27, Lauderdale Co. (6-3) 5, Randolph Co. (7-2) 3, Bayside Acad. (6-3) 1, Lexington (6-3) 1.

Class 2A
1. Fyffe (25) (9-0) <ws>345
2. G.W. Long (2) (8-0) <ws>265
3. Elba (3) (8-1) <ws>247
4. LaFayette (9-0) <ws>220
5. Tanner (6-3) <ws>174
6. Aliceville (8-1) <ws>150
7. Southern Choctaw (7-1) <ws>101
8. Lanett (8-2) <ws>72
9. New Brockton (6-3) <ws>70
10. Sand Rock (7-2) <ws>21
Others receiving votes: Sheffield (7-2) 16, Washington Co. (6-2) 15, Lamar Co. (6-3) 5, Red Bay (7-2) 3, Cleveland (6-3) 2, Goshen (6-3) 2, Leroy (6-3) 1, Sulligent (5-4) 1.

Class 1A
1. Maplesville (25) (8-0) <ws>345
2. Linden (5) (9-0) <ws>284
3. Addison (9-0) <ws>227
4. Georgiana (10-0) <ws>202
5. Wadley (8-0) <ws>171
6. Cedar Bluff (7-2) <ws>157
7. Spring Garden (8-1) <ws>104
8. Sweet Water (6-2) <ws>99
9. Decatur Heritage (7-2) <ws>62
10. Pickens Co.  (7-2) <ws>45
Others receiving votes: Hubbertville (7-1) 6, Isabella (8-1) 6, Brantley (6-3) 2.

AISA
1. Autauga Acad. (30) (9-0) <ws>360
2. Bessemer Acad. (9-1) <ws>264
3. Monroe Acad.  (9-1) <ws>239
4. Marengo Acad. (8-1) <ws>203
5. Chambers Acad.  (9-0) <ws>185
6. Escambia Acad. (6-3) <ws>120
7. Fort Dale Acad. (7-2) <ws>113
8. Cornerstone Chr. (7-2) <ws>82
9. S. Choctaw Acad. (7-2) <ws>55
10. Abbeville Chr. (6-4) <ws>30
Others receiving votes: Glenwood (6-3) 28, Lowndes Acad. (6-2) 16, Pike Liberal (6-3) 10, Lee-Scott (5-4) 5.