(11-5-19) -Does Ohio HS Football need a new system of qualifying teams for the playoffs? Recently it was learned that the Ohio HS Football Coaches Association has submitted a plan, with possible expansion, to consider for OHSAA member schools in the future.

This year the computer points system was tested when two 10-0 schools (D V Northwood and D VI Gibsonburg) failed to qualify for the postseason in their region.  Had the OHSAA did not use regions and rate each team as a entire division both schools would have easily qualified for the playoffs. In the Top 32 D V schools Northwood is ranked 21st, while in D VI Gibsonburg is ranked 22nd.

This would have also eliminated the disaster that happened when the OHSAA this year moved  teams from three different regions in D VI and they all landed in Region 23 (which included Gibsonburg). Elven teams from Region 23 are ranked in the Top 32 D VI schools in D VI.

Dumping regions would have benefited 21 schools (in all 7 divisions) who did not qualify in 2019. This would also allow for the 32 best teams in the state to play for each division title.

This would be a very simple tweak to doing it right every year…other adjustments should be looked at for the future.

FINAL 2019 OHSAA HS FB Playoff Computer Rankings

Each of the seven divisions are ranked as a complete group, not by the current format of separation by regions.

The Top 32 schools in each division are ranked according their season (level 1 and level 2 points) average of total computer points (same as they would be in the Region).

Did the 32 highest ranked teams in each division qualify for the playoffs? You will see that every division has at least several schools who qualified into their Regions but not are not in the Top 32, which also means there are schools who are ranked in the Top 32 who are not playing in the playoffs this Friday night.

NOTE: Teams listed in RED are not in the Top 32.

DI – Facts and Figures –

  • #1 seeds in the Top 4 of the Top 32 – 3 – the other #1 seed is ranked #7
  • # of schools who qualified for round one play via Region rankings not in the Top 32 – 3 – (a #6, #7 and a #8 seed)

 

Top 32 - 1

D II – Facts and Figures –

  • #1 seeds in the Top 4 of the Top 32 – all 4
  • # of schools who qualified for round one play not in the Top 32 – 4 – 2 ranked #7 and 2 #8 in region rankings

 

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DIII – Facts and Figures –

  • #1 seeds in the Top 4 of the Top 32 – 2 – the other two #1 seeds are ranked 7th and 10th in Top 32
  • # of schools who qualified for round one play not in the Top 32 – 3– one #7 ranked and 2 #8 ranked

 

Top 32 - 3

D IV – Facts and Figures –

  • #1 seeds in the Top 4 of the Top 32 – 3 – the other #1 region seed is #8 in Top 32
  • # of schools who qualified for round one play not in the Top 32 – 3 – One each – #6, #7, #8

 

Top 32 - 4

D V – Facts and Figures –

  • #1 seeds in the Top 4 of the Top 32 – 3 – the other #1 is ranked #7 in Top 32
  • # of schools who qualified for round one play not in the Top 32 – 2 – one #7 and one #8 in region rankings

 

Top 32 - 5

D VI – Facts and Figures –

  • #1 seeds in the Top 4 of the Top 32 – 3 – the other #1 seed is #12 in the Top 32
  • # of schools who qualified for round one play not in the Top 32 – 5 – one #5, #6, #7 and two #8’s

 

 

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D VII – Facts and Figures –

  • #1 seeds in the Top 4 of the Top 32 – 4
  • # of schools who qualified for round one play not in the Top 32 – just 1 #8 seed

 

Top 32 - 7

 

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