Fourth edition
Published: October 21, 2022

Team records and their related playoff qualifying status are available now for Class 5A, Class 4A, and Class 3A following Week 9 of the 2022 regular season. 

For first round playoff scores (2A, 1A, A, 8P), please visit STATE PLAYOFF CENTRAL. 

First round postseason assignments for 5A, 4A, and 3A will be posted on the IHSAA’s website (Home page, News page, Football page) on Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m. Those first round contests will take place on Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

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, district champions and runners-up from each of the six districts will earn automatic qualifying spots. RPI will determine the remaining at-large qualifiers.

Notes: 

  • # denotes switch due to head-to-head result.
  • * denotes district champion (4A, 3A)
  • ^ denotes district runner-up (4A, 3A) 
  • @ denotes at-large (4A, 3A)
  • Additional (5A): If three or more teams are in consecutive order in the final RPI listing and all the teams played each other, the qualifying list and seed list will NOT be changed due to multiple head-to-head scenarios. The initial final RPI will be the order used. 

RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX

 

CLASS 5A

CLASS 4A

CLASS 3A

PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS

CLASS 5A

1 Dowling Catholic, W.D.M.
2 Southeast Polk
3 Ankeny
4 Pleasant Valley
5 Cedar Falls
6 Johnston
7 Prairie, Cedar Rapids
8 Cedar Rapids, Kennedy
9 Waukee Northwest
10 Linn-Mar, Marion
11 Iowa City, City High
12 Ankeny Centennial
13 Sioux City, East
14 Valley, West Des Moines
15 Ames
16 Davenport, West

CLASS 4A

1 Xavier, Cedar Rapids
2 Waverly-Shell Rock
3 Lewis Central
4 Iowa City, Liberty
5 Carlisle
6 North Scott
7 Bondurant-Farrar
8 Spencer
9 Epworth, Western Dubuque
10 Indianola
11 Newton
12 Webster City
13 Fort Madison
14 LeMars
15 Glenwood
16 Cedar Rapids, Washington

CLASS 3A

1 Harlan Community
2 Mount Vernon
3 Humboldt
4 ADM
5 North Polk
6 Nevada
7 Solon
8 Independence
9 Benton Community
10 Creston
11 West Delaware
12 Sioux Center
13 Central DeWitt
14 Hampton-Dumont/CAL
17 Grinnell
18 MOC-Floyd Valley

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