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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Nov. 16


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. Female musicians

On this week’s cover: Women in Athens music are joining a national conversation about how they’re often marginalized by their male counterparts and fans.

1 (tie). UGA NAACP

Members of the campus NAACP chapter (and other African American students) also are speaking out—about how they feel discriminated against at certain downtown bars. Read more in Wednesday’s issue.

3. Isaiah McKenzie

The man they call “The Human Joystick” lived up to his nickname Saturday, returning a punt for a touchdown to lift the Bulldogs over Auburn.

4. Russ Davis

The Greenville, SC developer’s plans for the St. Joseph Catholic Church property have been lauded by some, but he’s still got some work to do to satisfy nearby residents.

5. Phil Lanoue

The Clarke County school superintendent presided over a double-digit leap in local high schools’ 2015 graduation rates.