Daily List: Regions with at least three No. 1-ranked teams in a season

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Football, listBelow are the 12 regions that have had three or more teams ranked No. 1 at any point during a season. Most are from the 1960s, when regions were larger. The latest region to accomplish the feat (and only the second in 40 years) is Region 1-AAAAAA with Houston County, Lee County and Valdosta. They’ve done it in three consecutive weeks. Surprisingly, that is not unprecedented, either. It happened most recently in 1975, when Adairsville, Trion and Bremen from Region 6-B were No. 1 on Oct. 14, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. In 2006, Region 7-AAAAA had North Gwinnett, Norcross and Peachtree Ridge ranked No. 1 in three consecutive polls – Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Dec. 18 – but the Dec. 18 poll was after five rounds of the playoffs. The history-making for Region 1-AAAAAA might not be finished. Northside (Warner Robins) is currently ranked No. 2. And its fifth member, Coffee, is ranked No. 10.


1965 1-AA: Cairo, Dublin, Jesup, Thomasville

1966 1-AAA: Albany, Lanier, Moultrie, Valdosta

1975 6-B: Adairsville, Bremen, Gordon Lee, Trion


1953 1-C: Fort Valley, Hawkinsville, Warrenton

1963 1-AA: Cairo, Jesup, Waycross

1963 1-AAA: Albany, Moultrie, Willingham

1963 3-AA: Cedartown, Dalton, Rossville

1964 1-AA: Cairo, Dublin, Jesup

1967 1-A: Americus, Cook, Perry

1972 4-AA: Shamrock, Southwest DeKalb, Westminster

2006 7-AAAAA: Norcross, North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge

2016 1-AAAAAA: Houston County, Lee County, Valdosta

Sources: GHSFHA, Loren Maxwell

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Even more interesting to me is the fact that the only teams in this list on 3 occasions were Cairo and Jesup. And, as it turns out, they were both in the same region at the same time. I could only imagine how good those Cairo – Jesup games were in 1963, 1964 and 1965.

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