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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Aug. 31

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. The Dawgs!

Sic ‘em! In this week’s Flagpole, we preview the upcoming season and ask Athenians how they really feel about football.

2. Urban Outfitters

If Athens is talking about anything other than football right now, it’s probably the new downtown chain store.

3. Nancy Denson

The mayor has the power to make a room full of Democrats uncomfortable.

4. Gwen O’Looney

The former mayor is this week’s cover model. Be sure to pick up a copy.

5. Matt Blanks

Not only did he share some funny football-related stories with us, but the local artist has a new exhibit up, too. Find out more in Art Notes.