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Playoff Format – – Bracket Development

Brackets in ALL Classes/Divisions with more than 3 districts are drawn so that the district champ and runner up from the same district do not meet in the play-offs until the semi-finals of the state tournament.

B.

a. Basketball and Volleyball

i. All classifications .

ii. Higher seed home team until Regional round of playoffs.

iii. Regional round shall be neutral site as determined by mutual agreement or coin toss.

b. Baseball and Softball

i. All classifications

ii. Higher seed shall be home team until regional round.

iii. Regional round shall be neutral site as determined by mutual agreement or coin toss.

c. Fall Soccer and Winter Soccer

i. All classifications.

ii. Higher seed home until regional round.

iii. Regional round will be a neutral site.

iv. Semi-final round will be a neutral site.

C. Game Sites in football for ALL Divisions

a. 11 Man Football

i. The higher ranked team is home in the Area round,

ii. after that, games to be played at a neutral site,

1. by mutual agreement or

2. coin toss,

iii. until TAPPS schedules the site.

iv. If a District Champion gets a bye in the first round, they are NOT home team in second round;

game must be neutral site by

1. agreement or

2. coin toss.

b. 6 Man Football,

i. the higher ranked team is home in the first round only

ii. after that, games to be played at a neutral site,

1. by mutual agreement or

2. coin toss,

iii. until TAPPS schedules the site.

iv. District Champs receiving a bye in the first round, they are NOT home team in second round; game must be neutral site by

1. agreement or

2. coin toss.

D. Playoff Bracket Format

a. In Playoff Brackets, other than football,  the 50% rule will be used to determine playoff qualifiers from each district when possible.

b. Numbers will be rounded up to achieve 50% representation form the district (ie. 7 teams in the district would have 4 representatives)

i. Teams will be added to insure the brackets are set on a 12 team, 16 team, 24 team, or 32 team bracket.

ii. If a team that would not have qualified for the playoffs under the above 50% rule is placed in the bracket, that team may opt to withdraw from the playoffs prior to the first round games without penalty.

1. This decision must be made prior to district certification and no team shall be advanced in the district rankings to take this position.

2. However, once entering the playoffs a team must complete the postseason 

iii. In all brackets where possible, at least one team shall not make the playoffs.

iv. In the event byes are necessary, they shall be assigned

  1. To district champions first
  2. with geography of the first round in consideration. 
    1. If there are no eligible opponents in the neighboring districts, then teams shall not be selected in the opposite half of the bracket to fill the bye.
    2. Teams from the same district will not be placed in the bracket to alleviate the bye.

v. Last resort shall be a coin toss to determine which district shall get byes.