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3 weeks ago @ 12:55PM

MHSAA Football Playoffs Set for 2020

The MHSAA Representative Council approved the format for the 2020 Football Playoffs. Here is a summary of both the 11-player and 8-player formats for this fall. More tournament information will be developed in the days and weeks ahead and will be posted on the football page.

11-Player Tournament:

  • There are 507 teams split into eight divisions of 63-64 schools. This has caused 20 schools to drop a division from last April when original division lines had 65-66 schools in each division. These division changes will be reflected online later today in updated playoff points.
  • Schools have been geographically assigned to eight Districts in each division, with 7-8 schools in each District. Here is the link to the Football District assignments: 2020 Football District Assignments
  • Playoff points will create the brackets in each District.  For the District First Round games, the following formula will be used.  If a District has only seven teams, the #1 seed would receive a first round bye.
    • #1 vs. #8
    • #4 vs. #5
    • #3 vs. #6
    • #2 vs. #7
  • Playoff points will determine home/host teams for the first four rounds of the playoffs. Semifinal sites will be prearranged sites if possible and the Finals site(s) will be finalized soon.
  • The playoffs will be conducted over six weeks.
    • Oct. 30-31: District First Round
    • Nov. 6-7: District Semifinals
    • Nov. 13-14: District Finals
    • Nov. 20-21: Regional Finals
    • Nov. 27-28: Semifinals
    • Dec. 4-6: Finals
  • During the playoffs, if a school is unable to play, the opponent advances in the tournament. If both teams scheduled to play during a week are unable to do so, neither team advances in the tournament.
  • Once a school has been eliminated from the playoffs, no further football competition may take place for that team. If a school opts-out of the tournament, that school would not be permitted further football competition this fall.
  • A team must have at least four regular season contests to be tournament eligible and qualified.

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