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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- It's Championship Week for high school basketball in the Peach State.

The USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll is led by two teams on a collision course to a final showdown this weekend in Macon.

North Gwinnett and Norcross are 1 and 2 headed into the class AAAAAA final. Wesleyan, Parkview, and Columbia make up the top 5.

Miller Grove, Alpharetta, Tucker, North Cobb and Buford round out this week's top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer generated and produced by USA Today exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The new USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 girls poll is here, just in time for Final Four weekend. There are changes in this week's poll, but the name on top remains the same.

North Gwinnett clings to the top spot this week, with Norcross, Wesleyan, Parkview and Columbia making up the top 5.

Buford, Tucker, Miller Grove, Alpharetta and Cherokee round out the top 10.

Redan moves up from 15 to 12, St. Pius X climbs from 19 to 16, while Jonesboro rises from 25 to 22.

North Forsyth joins the countdown at 24, while Woodstock drops out of the Super 25.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive and 11Alive.com.

USA Today's Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

USA Today's Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll  is here, just in time for the state playoffs.

There are changes throughout this week's countdown, even among the top 10.

North Gwinnett captured the region crown by beating Norcross in the championship game.  They are 1 and 2 again this week, with Parkview, Wesleyan and Buford completing the top 5.

Columbia moves from 13 to 6, followed by Tucker, Miller Grove, Cherokee and Alpharetta to complete to top 10.

Stephenson slides from 8 to 13, while Calhoun climbs from 23 to 20.

Mountain View and Jonesboro return at 24 and 25.

Sandy Creek and Mill Creek fall out of the list.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports. 

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- It's region tournament time and high school basketball teams across the Peach State are taking aim at spots in the Georgia High School State Tournament.

This week's USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll has a new face, but the big dog remains on top.

North Gwinnett and Norcross are 1 and 2 this week and seem destined for a third meeting at their region tournament this week. Parkview, Wesleyan and Tucker round out the top 5.

Miller Grove is 6 with Buford, Stephenson, Cherokee and Alpharetta completing the top 10.

Sandy Creek joins the poll this week at 24, while North Forsyth falls out of the Super 25.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is computer generated and is produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The new USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll is here.

This week, there are changes in the top 5, but the name at the stop stays the same.

This week the nationally-ranked North Gwinnett girls solidified their position in the top spot with a convincing win over arch rival Norcross. Also nationally ranked this week are the Parkview girls, who move up to second this week. Norcross, Wesleyan and Columbia round out the top 5.

Buford, Miller Grove, Stephenson, North Cobb and Tucker complete the top 10 in this week's Girls Super 25.

Big movers this week include Redan rising from 24th to 12th, while Mountain View slides from 17th to 23rd.

New additions include Osborne, which joins the list at 19, and Creekview, which is 25th.

Defending state champion McEachern and state finalist Hillgrove drop out of the Super 25 this week.

Cherokee County testing athletes for concussions

Cherokee County testing athletes for concussions

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- This week the U.S. government announced a probe into the rise in sports-related concussions in young people.

It comes amid concerns over the suicides and other tragedies involving professional athletes.

This school year, Cherokee County Schools has instituted a program used by the NCAA and professional sports teams called ImPACT, which stands for Immediate Post-concussive Assessment and Cognitive Testing.

It's sponsored by Northside Hospital-Cherokee, and it's a way to help doctors and coaches manage concussion cases.

Fifteen percent of all high school injuries involve concussions and a large portion of them are in kids that have already had a least one concussion.

"I've had one before. But nothing major," said Joey Payton, a wrestler and junior at Etowah High School. "It hurts your head; that's all I know."

Parkview, GAC top first high school basketball rankings

Parkview, GAC top first high school basketball rankings

ATLANTA -- The 2012-13 high school basketball season is underway, and two Gwinnett County schools currently lead the pack.

The Lady Panthers of Lilburn's Parkview High School are ranked No. 1 for girls. North Gwinnett, Wesleyan, Columbia and North Cobb round out the top 5.

For boys, Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross is No. 1. Other members of the top 5 include Miller Grove, North Cobb, Hillgrove and Shiloh.

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The top 25 boys and girls teams include: