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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Aug. 19

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.

Independent Baking Co.

1. Bread (Last Week: N/A)

Because it’s delicious, and it’s all the rage.

2. Ciné (Last Week: N/A)

The local art theatre met its $60,000 Kickstarter goal last week. That’s a lot of popcorn.

3. UGA Football (Last Week: N/A)

Football is near. The Dawgs are coming into the season at No. 5 on the AP and USA Today polls. Suck it, SI.

4. of Montreal (Last Week: N/A)

The longtime local band is teasing us with material from its upcoming record—and it’s some of the most exciting stuff they’ve done in years.

5. Normaltown (Last Week: 4)

The west side ‘hood, set to gain two new watering holes (and soon with less Pizza Hut!) is hanging in there.

Dropped from the rankings: GDOT, Athens-Clarke County Commission, Hugh Acheson, Spencer Frye