The unranked teams that beat top-10 opponents were Tift County and East Coweta in Class AAAAAAA, Coffee in AAAAAA, Loganville and Bainbridge in AAAAA and Riverside Military and Hebron Christian in A.
East Coweta, which defeated No. 10 Marietta, was 3-7 entering the playoffs. Loganville, which defeated No. 7 Southwest DeKalb, was 4-6. Bainbridge, which beat No. 8 Jones County, was 5-5. For Riverside and Hebron, the upset playoff victories represented their first-ever postseason wins in the GHSA.