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September 23, 2014

S.C. state football poll, Week 5

And another Grand Strand team can call itself ranked.

For the first time this season, Georgetown was included in the Class AAA state rankings. The Bulldogs (4-0 in advance of this week's home game against Loris) are now No. 10 in the polls. They join Myrtle Beach (No. 1, AAA) and Loris (No. 3, AA).

The Lions moved up two spots despite having an off week last Friday night. They are behind only traditional Class AA powers Dillon and Timberland, who have accounted for five state titles in the past six seasons.

Another area team also shot up. Socastee (4-1) is now the first team out of the Class AAAA poll, meaning the Braves are receiving more votes than any other unranked team.

CLASS AAAA

1. York; 2. Dorman; 3. Byrnes; T4. Dutch Fork; T4. North Augusta; 6. Goose Creek; 7. Westwood; 8. Fort Dorchester; 9. Northwestern; 10. Hillcrest

Others receiving votes: Socastee, Wando, Laurens, South Florence, Boiling Springs, Ashley Ridge, Spartanburg

CLASS AAA

1. Myrtle Beach; 2. Hartsville; 3. Wren; 4. Daniel; 5. A.C. Flora; 6. Greer; 7. Seneca; 8. Orangeburg-Wilkinson; 9. Broome; 10. Georgetown

Others receiving votes: Belton-Honea Path, Brookland-Cayce, Chapin, Darlington, South Pointe, Midland Valley, Hilton Head Island

CLASS AA

1. Dillon; 2. Timberland; 3. Loris; 4. Woodruff; 5. Strom Thurmond; 6. Fairfield Central; 7. Newberry; 8. Chesnee; 9. Powdersville; 10. Mid-Carolina

Others receiving votes: Keenan, Marion, Central

CLASS A

1. Christ Church; 2. Allendale-Fairfax; 3. Bamberg-Ehrhardt; 4. Hemingway; 5. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler; 6. Estill; 7. Lamar; 8. Great Falls; 9. Calhoun County; 10. McBee

Others receiving votes: Williston-Elko, Southside Christian, Lake View, North

The S.C. Prep Media Football Poll is conducted by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal with voting from Andrew Macke, Greenwood Index-Journal; Bob Castello, Greenville News; Mike McCombs, The Island Packet; Thomas Grant, Orangeburg Times and Democrat; Chris Dearing, The State; Ian Guerin, Myrtle Beach Sun News; Kevin Melton, Spartanburg Herald Journal; Lou Bezjak, Florence Morning News; Adam Regan, Anderson Independent Mail; David Shelton, Charleston Post and Courier; Bret McCormick, The Herald (Rock Hill) and Noah Feit, Aiken Standard.

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