List: Eight times that top three teams in a class lost on same weekend

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The Nos. 1, 2 and 3 teams in Class AAAAAAA lost last week. That's only the eighth time in history that the top three teams in any classification have been beaten in the same week. Here is what happened each time.

2019 Class AAAAAAA

No. 1 Marietta (to Grayson), No. 2 Colquitt County (to Valdosta), No. 3 Archer (to Mill Creek) in Week 4.

2014 Class AAAAA

No. 1 Ware County (to Mays), No. 2 Coffee (to Allatoona), No. 3 Kell (to Jones County) in the quarterfinals. No. 8 Northside of Warner Robins would beat Mays in the championship.

2011 Class AAA

No. 1 Sandy Creek (to Gainesville), No. 2 St. Pius (to Cairo), No. 3 Carrollton (to Peach County) in the quarterfinals. No. 4 Burke County would beat Gainesville in the championship.

2005 Class A

No. 1 Hawkinsville (to Washington County), No. 2 Clinch County (to Dooly County), No. 3 Lincoln County (to Greene County) in Week 1. Lincoln County started 0-3 but won the state title.

1987 Class AAAA

No. 1 Valdosta (to Carver of Columbus), No. 2 McEachern (to Morrow), No. 3 Evans (to Effingham County) in the quarterfinals. Carver's upset of defending champion Valdosta was one of the biggest stunners in state history, and Evans had its 12-10 victory overturned because its quarterback was found to have a radio receiver in his helmet. No. 5 Morrow went on to win the title.

1981 Class AA

No. 1 West Rome (to Darlington), No. 2 Mary Persons (to R.E. Lee), No. 3 Pierce County (to Berrien) in Week 7. No. 5 Commerce would win the state title.

1974 Class B

No. 1 Adairsville (to Pepperell), No. 2 Hogansville (to Harris County), No. 3 Duluth (to Milton) in Week 2. It was the season opener for all three. Unranked Trion won the state title.

1965 Class AA

No. 1 Cairo (to Thomasville), No. 2 Dublin (to Wayne County), No. 3 Douglas County (to Carrollton) in Week 5. No. 4 Dalton also lost, and No. 5 St. Pius tied Marist. West Rome, which was 2-4-1 at the time, beat St. Pius in the championship game.

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