It looks like the rest of Georgia is finally realizing what most in Southwest Georgia have known all season: The Randolph-Clay girls basketball is good -- really, really good.
The Herald No. 2 Lady Red Devils made the biggest jump of any area team this week in the latest Georgia Sportswriters Association state basketball poll, which was not released last week because of a large number of games being postponed due to weather and the ongoing region tournaments.
The Lady Red Devils, who routed Seminole County, 80-33, in last week's Region 1-A title game, jumped all the way from No. 5 in Feb. 12's poll to No. 2 overall behind No. 1 Wesleyan.
Other movement by area girls teams in the most recent poll include: Westover moving up from No. 6 to No. 5 in AAA, and Bainbridge dropping to No. 6 from No. 5 in AAAA after losing in the region semifinals to Lee County last week.
As for Southwest Georgia's boys teams, the biggest jump belonged to the Bainbridge boys, who leaped from No. 8 two weeks ago to No. 5 in AAAA. In Class AAA, Westover took over No. 5, up one spot from No. 6, and Monroe dropped to No. 6 from No. 5.
In Class A, Terrell County went from being tied for No. 6 with two other teams in the last poll to sole possession of No. 6 after upsetting previous No. 5 Lanier County in the Region 1-A title game.