First edition — October 4, 2021
Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are available following Week 6 of the 2021 regular season.
Standings are available by classification following the playoff information below. For complete qualifying instructions, please view the 2021 Postseason Manual.
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.
STANDINGS & POINT DIFFERENTIAL
Classes: 2A, 1A, A, 8P.
Qualifiers: 32 per class.
Regular Season: 8 weeks.
About: Complete district standings are available as automatic qualifiers will be the district champion, district runner-up, district third place team, and the district fourth place team in Classes 2A, 1A and A. The +/- point differential is used as a 17-point tiebreaker, with overtime games counting for +/- 1.00. In Eight-Player, automatic qualifiers will be the district champion, district runner-up and district third place team. There will be two at-large qualifiers in Eight-Player based on the +/-17 point tiebreaker.
If any records or point totals require updates or editing, athletic directors or head coaches should contact the IHSAA office.