The area's top 10 prep football teams after the fifth week of the season as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media around the area. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; A 10th place vote is worth one point. First-place votes for each team are in parentheses.
|1. Aiken (11)||119||4-0||1|
|3. Westside (1)||96||3-0||5|
|5. Lincoln County||62||2-1||2|
|7. Silver Bluff||50||3-1||9|
|9. Strom Thurmnd||28||2-2||10|
|10. Washington Co.||8||1-2||7|
Also receiving votes: (in order): Evans, Thomas Jefferson Academy, Allendale-Fairfax, Midland Valley, Jefferson County, Screven County and Swainsboro.