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.
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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.