In Class AAAA, Burke County ended its year at No. 4. The Bears, who won the Class AAA state championship in 2011, went 11-2 this season. Their run this year ended in the quarterfinals, where they lost to eventual state champion Sandy Creek.
Over in Class AAA, Thomson finished at No. 5 after entering the state playoffs as the unbeaten No. 1. The Bulldogs fell to Cartersville in the quarterfinals.
Finally, two other area teams found themselves in the last polls of the season, with Washington County sixth in Class AAA and Lincoln County sixth in Class A.