January 13, 2014

Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Jan. 13

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. Classic City Rollergirls (Last week: N/A)

The gals who (spoiler alert) will grace the cover of this week's Flagpole kick off the 2014 season in their shiny new downtown arena with their Green vs. Black bout this weekend.

2. Gripe (Last week: N/A)

The local punks premiered their final album via NPR last week and got mentioned on Spin shortly after. What's next, The New Yorker?

3. Hugh Acheson (Last week: N/A)

The local chef/"Top Chef" judge/aggressive eyebrow-haver's stock has never been higher, as he prepares two new ventures: The Florence, in Savannah, and Cinco y Diez, a new Mexican joint here in town.

4. Prince Avenue (Last week: 4)

'Cause we're here! And it's pretty damn awesome.

5. Nancy Denson (Last week: 2)

Despite facing two challengers, our milquetoast mayor looks to be cruising to re-election.