Qualifying schools would not be allowed to compete in any further competition except the NSAA playoffs.
If a school does not qualify for the state playoffs, it may not participate or schedule a game during the play-off series.
Withdrawal from the Championship
Teams that withdrawal from a sub-district, district or State Championship after pairings have been made are subject to penalty by the Executive Director to be approved by the Board of Directors at the next scheduled meeting unless such withdrawal is authorized by the Executive Director for sufficient cause.
POINT SYSTEM – Wild Card Qualifying Criteria
Only the games between Nebraska schools and against the varsity teams of schools located in contiguous states and recognized by the Nebraska School Activities Association as having varsity 11, 8, and 9-man football teams shall count when calculating the point totals.
In order to be considered as a “wild card” qualifier, a school must play a minimum of eight regular-season games. (An exception may be made by the NSAA for schools that are not provided a full schedule of games.)
All games played by a school’s varsity team, regardless of the location of the opposing school, will count toward the number of permitted contests in a particular sport.
All scheduled and postponed regular season varsity contests must be played prior to the start of Subdistrict, District, or State competition. Once Subdistrict, District, or State Competition begins, no regular varsity contests shall be permitted.
No points will be awarded to either team if a school which has indicated it will play in the 11-man or 6-man division plays a team which has indicated it will play in the 8-man division.
Only the results of regularly scheduled games scheduled prior to August 28 will be used in calculating the point total.
If a school plays an opponent more than once during the season, only the first game shall count in calculating the point totals.
The points accrued for the qualifying and seeding of entries shall terminate at the end of the regular season of competition.
Out-of-state varsity teams will be converted to the Nebraska classification based on the same year enrollment figures obtained from that State’s Activities Association.
Only regular season games of out-of-state teams will be used to calculate the point average.
If another State’s playoffs begin prior to the end of the eighth or ninth week, those playoff results will not count in the point system for the Nebraska teams.
Classification of Out-of-State Schools for Wild Card Consideration: 25