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.
1. UGA football
The Dawgs kick off the season with a home game against Clemson Saturday. REPEAT: FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE. HUNKER DOWN ACCORDINGLY. See this week's Flagpole for more.
2. Black Kids
No, not the population subset. The indie-pop band. Again, check out this week's paper.
3. New Earth Athens
The eternally in-transition local venue has found some footing of late, bringing on a new management team, finishing the latest of many remodels and hoping to soon close a deal that will allow it to buy the building from its landlord.
4. Rob Richards, Jr.
5. The 8-Track Gorilla