The Jonesboro Cardinals (31-1) moved up two spots in the latest Max Preps Xcellent 25 national rankings from No. 10 to No.8. Jonesboro advanced to the Georgia 4A state championship game with a 71-43 victory over Liberty County. The Cardinals are seeking its second consecutive state championship when they lace them up against Carrollton (29-2).
The Wheeler Wildcats (29-2) remained at No. 5 in the rankings after a 74-64 victory over Tucker in the class 6A semifinals to advance to the 6A finals. Wheeler, last years runner-up, will take on Pebblebrook (27-5) in the finals. Despite an impressive out-of-state schedule, the Falcons have been unable to crack the rankings. Their strength-of-schedule took a hit when previously ranked No.19 DeMatha (MD) fell out of the rankings this week after losing three of its last five games.