CLASS C1 FOOTBALL PLAY-OFFS
Class C1 will have 47 schools. Beginning with the school located the farthest west; schools to the east will be added until the pre-determined number of schools for each district is reached. North and South distance will also be considered. The 8 district champions and the 8 teams with the highest regular season point average that did not finish as district champions will qualify for the play-offs, making a total of 16 teams. The point system and the point system tiebreaker will be used to seed the 16 qualifying teams on one 16 team bracket with no East / West Division (1 vs 16, 9 vs 8, 5 vs 12, 13 vs 4, 3 vs 14, 11 vs 6, 7 vs 10, 15 vs 2).
The first round of the State Football Play-offs will be played on Friday of Week 17 (October 31). The quarterfinal round will be played on Friday of Week 18 and the semifinal round will be played on Friday of Week 19. If both schools mutually agree, games could be moved to Saturday for first round, quarterfinal or semifinal games.
Steps for Determining District Places
To determine 1st place, the win-loss record within the district will be the first consideration.
If teams are tied, competition between the tied teams will be considered.
If the tie cannot be broken by Step 2, the overall winning percentage of all games played will be considered.
If at any step there are only two teams tied, refer to Step 2 to break the tie.
If the tie cannot be broken by Step 3, determine which team(s) played the greatest number of teams with a winning record.
If the tie remains, the point system average and point system tiebreaker will be used.
Host School In the first round of the play-offs, the team with the highest point average will host.
If the schools have identical point averages, the point system tiebreaker will be used to determine the host school.
For quarterfinal and semifinal games, the following procedure will be used:
If the two teams both hosted their previous game, the team with the highest point average will host. If their point averages are the same, the team with the higher seed will host.
If the two teams were both visitors in their previous game, the team with the highest point average will host. If their point averages are the same, the team with the higher seed will host.