Prep hoops season is in full-court press mode in Gwinnett as the region and state playoff games will be tipping off next month.
On the boys side, this week’s state poll from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows North Gwinnett (fourth) and Norcross (sixth) ranked in the top 10 in the state's highest classification.
Those two squads also sit 1-2 in the Region 7-AAAAAA standings at 10-1 and 8-2 respectively. Then comes Collins Hill (6-3), Duluth (7-4) and Peachtree Ridge (6-4).
In Region 8-AAAAAA, Berkmar leads at 8-1 in league games, followed by Shiloh (8-2), Grayson (7-2), Dacula (5-5) and South Gwinnett (5-5).
Buford is the sixth-ranked team in Class AAA and is a perfect 8-0 in Region 7-AAA action. Greater Atlanta Christian is tops in the Class AA poll and is a perfect 20-0 overall this season.
In Region 7-AAAAAA play, Norcross and Mountain Creek each have 9-1 records followed by Duluth (6-3), Mill Creek (5-5) and Peachtree Ridge (5-5).
Archer sits atop the Region 8-AAAAAA standings with a 10-0 record followed by Parkview (8-1), Central Gwinnett (8-3) and Dacula (7-3).
At the Class AAA level, Buford is ranked first in the state and is three games up on its nearest rival in Region 7-AAA play with an 8-0 mark.
And in Class AA, Greater Atlanta Christian is ranked fifth in the state and with a 3-1 Region 6-AA is one-half game back of leader Wesleyan (3-0).
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