Published: October 22, 2021
Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are available now for all classes following Week 9 and the conclusion of the 2021 regular season. Updated RPI rankings and records are available for Classes 5A, 4A, and 3A.
First round postseason assignments for those classes will be available on Saturday, October 23 at 9 a.m. Updated playoff pairings for the remaining classes (2A, 1A, A, 8P) will also be available at that time.
Standings are available by classification following the playoff information below. For complete qualifying instructions, please view the 2021 Postseason Manual.
Coaches & Athletic Directors: For updates on RPI or available scores, please call the IHSAA office by 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 (515-432-2011).
RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX
Classes: 5A, 4A, 3A.
Qualifiers: 16 per class.
Regular Season: 9 weeks.
About: Formula instituted in 2018 using team’s record, their opponents’ record, and their opponents opponents’ record to determine relative strength in a single regular season. Starting in 2021, Class 5A will use RPI to determine all 16 playoff qualifiers. In 4A and 3A, RPI will determine remaining at-large qualifiers, as the district champion and runner-up from each of the six districts will earn automatic qualifying spots.
Oct. 18 Note: Due to forfeits determined during Week 8, select team records have been adjusted within 5A and 4A ahead of Week 9.