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List: Teams that overcame long odds to reach playoffs

Of the 240 teams that made the playoffs this season, 39 were given less than a 50 percent chance in preseason by the computer Maxwell Ratings. Most surprising? Creekside, which was 0-10 last season. The Seminoles, given just a 1.53 percent chance (or 1-in-65) actually won a region title. Next most surprising was Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, given just a 1.83 percent chance. The Warriors are in the postseason for the first time since 2009 and hosting a playoff game for the first time since 2004.

Class AAAAAAA 

3.00% - Cherokee 

3.01% - Forsyth Central 

48.04% - Camden County 

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Class AAAAAA 

1.53% - Creekside 

11.25% - Mundy's Mill 

21.43% - Bradwell Institute 

25.96% - Habersham Central 

26.26% - Pope 

36.65% - Greenbrier 

46.29% - Johns Creek 

Class AAAAA 

10.23% - Riverdale 

19.02% - Locust Grove 

49.66% - Jonesboro 

Class AAAA 

11.38% - Columbus 

13.23% - Henry County 

26.17% - Howard 

34.24% - Hardaway 

36.56% - Perry 

46.28% - North Oconee 

Class AAA 

1.83% - Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe 

2.61% - Haralson County 

5.12% - Fannin County 

21.38% - Windsor Forest 

Class AA 

17.68% - Monticello 

19.34% - Hephzibah 

20.05% - Northeast 

37.98% - South Atlanta 

39.61% - Early County 

40.50% - Jeff Davis 

44.06% - Washington 

Class A (private) 

9.55% - North Cobb Christian 

13.35% - Christian Heritage 

27.20% - Riverside Military 

Class A (public) 

5.74% - Claxton 

6.09% - Wilcox County 

14.29% - Hancock Central 

18.19% - Schley County 

29.68% - Greene County 

47.22% - Montgomery County 

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