Second edition — October 11, 2021
Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are available following Week 7 of the 2021 regular season.
The upcoming games mark the final week of the regular season for Classes 2A, 1A, A, and 8P. First round postseason assignments for those classes will be available on Saturday, October 16, following Week 8 regular season games on Friday, October 15.
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.