Daily List: The 64 teams ranked in the top four are still alive

Football, listFor the first time in history, every team in the top four of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s final regular-season rankings made the quarterfinals. Those 32 teams went 56-0 through the first two rounds. In the previous 10 seasons, teams ranked in the top four advanced to the quarters only 74.5 percent of the time. In 2015, just 19 of 24 top-four teams did it. The move to seven classifications would be the first suspect in any explanation, but that doesn’t seem to hold water. The next-best performance for top-four teams occurred in 1999, when 15 of 16 made the quarters. That was the last year the GHSA played with four classifications. Congratulations to these 32, who made it through unscathed.

Class AAAAAAA

  1. Grayson
  2. Roswell
  3. Mill Creek
  4. McEachern

Class AAAAAA

  1. Valdosta
  2. Dalton
  3. Mays
  4. Tucker

Class AAAAA

  1. Buford
  2. Stockbridge
  3. Carrollton
  4. Rome

Class AAAA

  1. Cartersville
  2. Thomson
  3. Woodward Academy
  4. Jefferson

Class AAA

  1. Greater Atlanta Christian
  2. Peach County
  3. Westminster
  4. Calhoun

Class AA

  1. Benedictine
  2. Fitzgerald
  3. Callaway
  4. Rabun County

Class A private

  1. Eagle’s Landing Christian
  2. Prince Avenue Christian
  3. Fellowship Christian
  4. Calvary Day

Class A public

  1. Clinch County
  2. Macon County
  3. Emanuel County Institute
  4. Manchester

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