Below are the Rules that the KSHSAA has approved for the future of all 6 & 5A Football Playoffs.
District Championships are now by the wayside for the larger enrollment class schools. However, they will still be in play for all 4A1 & II to 1A enrollments unless circumstances change in the future.
A. The KSHSAA will establish the sixteen (16) schools located on the eastern and western sections of the state in each of these two classifications. They will be released with the classification and football assignments.
B Each School will schedule their own games from week #1 - week #8
C. The KSHSAA will seed all class 6A and 5A football playing schools from #1 - #16 in both the eastern and western sections of the state. Once seeding is completed, the teams will be places on the playoff bracket for games to be played in week #9 and beyond.
D. PLAYOFF BRACKET SEEDING CRITERIA:
1. Win-Loss percentage (%) in all games played from week #1 - week #8.
2. Head to Head games if all teams tied for a seed played each other during the current 8 game schedule.
3. Twenty-One Point (21) Tie-Breaker Procedure:
A) A 21 pt. tie-breaker procedure will be used to determine seeds when there are two or more teams still tied after the criteria's #1 and #2 are not able to break the tie.
B) The total margin of points each team had in all games prior to week #9 (8 regular season games is the maximum). Marginal points are the point differences in the final game score. No team will add or subtract more than twenty-one (21) points in any game. No team will add or subtract more than one (1) point any game which was tied at the end of regulation time and the winning team was eventually determined in overtime.
C) If more than two teams are tied in win loss percentage and there was no common winner between those teams, then marginal points will be used to establish the first seed from those tied. The tie breaker process will begin again with the remaining teams. This process will continue until all teams tied have been seeded in to the bracket.
4. Total number of wins against the teams within their classification or higher.
5. Win-Loss Percentage against teams within their classification or higher.
6. Drawn by lot (The KSHSAA will draw with at least one witness from the KSHSAA)
E. All schools hosting a week #9 game are responsible for contracting game officials (5 registered game officials) for this game.
F. All hosting a week #9 games are required to split the game receipt revenue (50 %/50%) (After officials are paid by the home team. Other costs of game administration will be paid by the home team from their share of the revenue) with the visiting team.
G. The higher seeded team will always serve as the host playoff schoo. The exception is the State Championship game. The KSHSAA will rotate the host school between the east and the west.
H. Playoff round designations: Week #9 = 1st bracketed game, Week #10 = Regional, Week #11 = Sectional, Week #12 = Substate and Week #13 = State (No awares provided week #9)
Bracket: 1v16 - 8v9 - 4v13 - 5v12 - 2v15 - 7v10 - 3v14 - 6v11
All information provided to www.sunflowerfootballnews.com by www.kshsaa.org Administrator Mark Lentz.