Greer, which completed its second consecutive 10-0 regular season, held onto its No. 3 ranking in the final S.C. Prep Football Media Poll.
Five of the top seven teams in Class AAA — No. 1 Hartsville, No. 3 Greer, No. 4 Seneca, No. 5 Chapin and No. 7 Hilton Head Island — are undefeated.
No. 2 South Pointe has only a one-point loss in overtime against Northwestern, the No. 1 team in AAAA, and No. 6 BHP has losses against Westside (No. 6 in AAAA) and Seneca. Chapin, 9-0, has a game remaining Friday at home against A.C. Flora, and Hilton Head Island has a game remaining Friday at home against Hanahan.
In Class AAAA, Byrnes, which handed Northwestern its only defeat, is No. 2 behind the Trojans. Spartanburg, the defending Division II state champion and the only team to beat Byrnes, is No. 3. Hillcrest, 8-2 and the defending Division I state champion, is No. 9.
In Class A, Southside Christian (9-1), which ended Christ Church’s seven-year reign as Region 2 champion, is tied at No. 5. Four-time defending state champion Christ Church is No. 8.
FINAL S.C. PREP FOOTBALL MEDIA POLL
1. Northwestern, 2. Byrnes, 3. Spartanburg, 4. Fort Dorchester, 5. Lexington, 6. Westside, 7. Ashley Ridge, 8. Dorman, 9. Hillcrest, 10. Dutch Fork.
Others receiving votes: Sumter, York, Gaffney, T.L. Hanna, Westwood, Conway.
1. Hartsville, 2. South Pointe, 3. Greer, 4. Seneca, 5. Chapin, 6. Belton-Honea Path, 7. Hilton Head Island, 8. Myrtle Beach, 9. Airport, 10. Lancaster.
Others receiving votes: Hanahan, Midland Valley, Marlboro County.
1. Dillon, 2. Abbeville, 3. Strom Thurmond, 4. Fairfield Central, 5. Newberry, 6. (tie) Timberland, Woodruff, 8. Saluda, 9. Batesburg-Leesville, 10. Chesterfield.
Others receiving votes: Andrews, Pendleton, Lake Marion, Pageland Central.
1. Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 2. Calhoun County, 3. McBee, 4. Allendale-Fairfax, 5. (tie) Lake View, Southside Christian, Lamar, 8. Christ Church, 9. Cross, 10. Williston-Elko.
Other receiving votes: C.E. Murray.