Published: October 14, 2022 | Updated: October 17, 2022
Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are available now for all classes following Week 8 of the 2022 regular season. These standings mark the end of the regular season for Classes 2A, 1A, A, and 8P.
First round postseason assignments for those classes were posted on the IHSAA’s website (Home page, News page, Football page) Saturday, October 15 at 10 a.m. Those first round contests will take place on Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
Updated RPI rankings and records will be available for Classes 5A, 4A, and 3A on Monday, October 17. Playoff qualifiers for those classes will be posted as soon as possible on Friday, Oct. 21 once official results are reported from Week 9 games. First round matchups will be posted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Standings are available by classification following the playoff information below. For complete qualifying instructions, please view the 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.