APS Launches Football Power Poll Prior to Week 3 Games

Mays Football 2017
The Mays Raiders (0-1) are this week’s No. 1 team in the Atlanta Public Schools Football Power Poll. They host Peachtree Ridge of Gwinnett County, Friday night at Lakewood Stadium.

Even though Mays lost its opener, the Raiders still hold a lot of respect in the eyes of Atlanta Public Schools coaches.

The Raiders came in at No. 1 in the inaugural APS Football Power Poll, voted on by the district’s 11 football coaches. Each week, the coaches will rank every football-playing school in APS – except their own team – one through 10. A point system (10 points for a first place vote, nine for second, eight for third and so on) determines the ranking of the teams on the poll.

Here’s a look at the entire poll:

  1. Mays (0-1)
  2. Carver (2-0)
  3. B.E.S.T. Academy (1-1)
  4. Maynard Jackson (1-0)
  5. Douglass (0-1)
  6. North Atlanta (1-0)
  7. Grady (0-2)
  8. Washington (1-0)
  9. South Atlanta (0-2)
  10. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (0-1)
  11. Therrell (0-2)

And here’s a rundown of this weekend’s schedule:

South Atlanta at Douglass
(5:30 p.m. at Grady Stadium)

Maynard Jackson at East Coweta (Coweta County)
(7:30 p.m. at Garland Shoemake Memorial Stadium in Sharpsburg)

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate vs. North Atlanta
(8 p.m. at Grady Stadium)

B.E.S.T. Academy vs. Lovett (Atlanta – Private)
(5:30 p.m. at Lakewood Stadium)

Washington at Mary Persons (Monroe County)
(7:30 p.m. at Dan Pitts Stadium at Mitchell Field in Forsyth)

Mays vs. Peachtree Ridge (Gwinnett County)
(8 p.m. at Lakewood Stadium)

Carver at Alexander (Douglas County)
(7:30 p.m. at Cougar Stadium in Douglasville)

Therrell at Salem (Rockdale County)
(7:30 p.m. at Evans-Reid Stadium in Conyers)



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