August 1, 2016

Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Aug. 1

Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out below.


Photo Credit: David Barnes/UGA Athletics

Keturah Orji

1. UGA Olympic athletes

Twenty-eight current or former UGA students will compete in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, which start Friday. Check out this week's Flagpole for the full list, as well as a Q&A with UGA swimming coach Jack Bauerle, who's an assistant on the U.S. Olympic team.

2. Girls Rock Athens

The local nonprofit's Girls Rock Camp kicks off today, and will culminate Saturday with a showcase at the Caledonia Lounge.

3. Lee Gatlin

The A.V. Club called the Flagpole artist's comics some of the year's best so far.

4. Broad River Watershed Association

The organization's annual River Fest happens this weekend. See this week's Threats & Promises for the scoop.

5. Drive­-By Truckers

The band's Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood showed up at the Democratic National Convention to talk about party unity and play a tune for MSNBC.