Daily List: Top-ranked teams this season that have lost

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FootballSeven No. 1-ranked teams have lost this season. The most in a regular season occurred in 1986, when eight fell. Given that the regular season is just one-third complete, the record is likely to fall. The high number is mostly a result of the move to seven classifications and eight sets of rankings after Class A public and private are split. As recently as 1999, there were only four classifications. Another result of more classifications is smaller regions and the need for more non-region games. The top teams tend to fill those spots with dangerous opponents. Five of the No. 1 teams have lost to higher-classification teams. Here are the seven No. 1 teams that have fallen in 2016. As a bonus, the seven that lost in 2015 also are included.


Aug. 19 – Cartersville d. Allatoona 30-14

Aug. 19 – Roswell d. Buford 24-7

Aug. 19 – Woodward d. Westminster 41-13

Aug. 27 – IMG Academy (Fla.) d. Grayson 26-7

Sept. 2 – Brooks County d. Clinch County 35-21

Sept. 9 – Thomson d. Pace Academy 38-10

Sept. 10 – Fitzgerald d. Macon County 70-42


Aug. 28 – Stockbridge d. Eagle’s Landing Christian 28-21

Sept 4 – McEachern d. Buford 37-14

Sept 4 – Greater Atlanta Christian d. Eagle’s Landing Christian 33-3

Sept 11 – Grayson d. Archer 26-24

Sept 17 – Columbus d. Marion County 21-14

Nov. 6 – Pinecrest Academy d. Mount Paran Christian 28-21

Nov. 6 – Houston County d. Northside (Warner Robins) 34-13

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