Daily List: Teams that have faced the most top-five and top-10 opponents

Football, listArcher’s game against No. 3 Grayson will be the Tigers’ fifth against a top-five team and sixth against a top-10 team in Class AAAAAAA. Archer has played and lost to No. 1 Roswell, No. 2 Mill Creek, No. 4 McEachern and No. 5 Norcross. Archer defeated then-No. 8 Peachtree Ridge in August. Archer is the seventh team in history, and first since 1997, to face five top-five teams in one regular season in August. The Tigers are the 26th to face six top-10 teams in the regular season and could become the fifth to play seven top-10 teams if South Gwinnett (5-2) makes it back into the rankings by their game Oct. 28.

Here are the seven teams that have played five top-five opponents in one regular season:

1958 Waynesboro

1961 Jackson

1963 Waycross

1974 Harris County

1975 Harris County

1997 Colquitt County

2016 Archer

Here are 26 teams that have played at least six games against top-10 opponents in one regular season:

Seven

1967 Warren County

1973 Clarke Central

1993 Colquitt County

2012 Westminster

Six

1958 Waynesboro

1961 Berrien

1961 Thomasville

1963 West Point

1963 Baker

1964 Mitchell County

1964 Waycross

1967 Sparta

1969 Wills

1973 West Point

1975 Harris County

1979 Savannah Country Day

1984 Milton

1993 Lowndes

1996 Lowndes

1998 Cedar Shoals

1999 Thomas County Central

2012 Colquitt County

2012 St. Pius

2013 Lovett

2015 Lovett

2016 Archer

Note: The record for the most games against ranked opponents including the playoffs is nine by 1994 Brooks County.

Sources: Loren Maxwell, GHSFHA

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