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List: Playoff odds for teams that failed to reach postseason in 2018

Each season brings with it renewed hope. According to the computer Maxwell Ratings, here are the 10 teams in each classification with the best chances of getting in the playoffs this season after failing to make it in 2018. Note that North Atlanta hasn't made the playoffs since 1996, Shiloh since 2003, Decatur since 2005, Hiram since 2010 and M.L. King or Alcovy since 2013.

Class AAAAAAA 

82.0% - Shiloh 

77.0% - North Forsyth 

30.9% - Woodstock 

24.8% - Meadowcreek 

7.3% - Lassiter 

4.9% - Lambert 

4.9% - Rockdale County 

3.9% - Peachtree Ridge 

3.4% - Campbell 

2.0% - Discovery 

Class AAAAAA 

99.4% - Dalton 

99.0% - South Paulding 

97.6% - Brunswick 

83.8% - North Atlanta 

75.5% - M.L. King 

75.5% - Winder-Barrow 

69.4% - Heritage (Conyers) 

61.6% - Houston County 

40.7% - Alcovy 

21.6% - Sprayberry 

Class AAAAA 

99.6% - Columbia 

89.9% - South Effingham 

88.3% - Hiram 

79.6% - Ola 

64.5% - Thomas Co. Central 

64.0% - Decatur 

20.5% - Union Grove 

10.1% - Grady 

7.7% - Cass 

3.9% - Johnson (Gainesville) 

Class AAAA 

99.7% - West Laurens 

85.2% - Westover 

81.8% - Denmark 

63.9% - Madison County 

53.7% - North Clayton 

37.2% - Shaw 

28.0% - Luella 

20.6% - LaFayette 

16.7% - Central (Carrollton) 

8.9% - Cross Creek 

Class AAA 

99.8% - Islands* 

89.1% - Sonoraville 

67.8% - Brantley County 

18.2% - East Hall 

13.0% - Jackson County 

11.4% - Long County 

9.6% - Rutland 

4.3% - Franklin County 

4.0% - Redan 

4.0% - Johnson (Savannah) 

Class AA 

93.7% - Metter 

91.0% - Bleckley County 

79.1% - Lamar County 

35.3% - Temple 

30.0% - B.E.S.T. Academy 

29.8% - Westside (Augusta) 

23.0% - Berrien 

19.2% - Therrell 

14.8% - Gordon Central 

9.2% - Southwest 

Class A (private) 

84.4% - St. Francis 

29.8% - First Presbyterian 

17.4% - Walker 

3.0% - Athens Christian 

2.1% - Strong Rock Christ. 

1.1% - Landmark Christian 

0.8% - Mount Pisgah Christ. 

0.1% - King's Ridge Christ. 

0.1% - Pacelli 

0.1% - Pinecrest Academy 

Class A (public) 

100.0% - Bowdon 

100.0% - Lincoln County 

100.0% - Terrell County 

97.7% - Johnson County 

96.1% - Washington-Wilkes 

96.1% - McIntosh Co. Acad. 

81.6% - Telfair County 

56.2% - Warren County 

25.7% - Lanier County 

12.1% - Gordon Lee 

*Percentage calculated before having four wins forfeited Tuesday in a GHSA ruling. 

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