The 2019 season continues its to roll along with the official week #6 MPSSAA State Football point standings available in the link below. These standings reflect the most up-to-date results including official forfeits, updates on misreported scores, and any other corrections that may impact the standings. Select the link below to view the current point standings for each of the four classifications and regions. Continue reading for a detailed breakdown on the point system used to determine State tournament qualifiers. (Revised 10/15/19, 2:05 PM)
The MPSSAA football points system establishes which teams from each region qualify for the State Tournament. At the end of the regular season in each of the four classifications, the top eight teams in each region, according to the MPSSAA point system will compete in two regional rounds, with two region participants advancing to state play
The Point System for tournament selection is as follows:
1. MPSSAA member schools:
For defeating a Class 4A school = 8.0 points
For defeating a Class 3A school = 7.0 points
For defeating a Class 2A school = 6.0 points
For defeating a Class 1A school = 5.0 points
2. Non-member schools will be placed in the proper classification according to member school enrollments based on the enrollments of grades 9, 10, and 11, comparable to the MPSSAA classifications. An all-boys or all-girls school enrollment will be multiplied by two.
3. Policy concerning unplayed games:
a. Disbandment or failure to start the season on time will result in a non-game and shall automatically reduce the divisor of the disbanded team's opponent by one game.
b. Disbandment after any part of the schedule has been played will be recorded as a win for the disbanded team's opponents.
4. Winning team bonus points will be determined as follows:
a. A team playing a 9-game schedule shall receive 1.00 point for each game won by a defeated opponent who also plays a 9-game schedule.
b. A team playing a 9-game schedule shall receive 1.125 points for each game won by a defeated opponent who plays an 8-game schedule.
c. A team playing an 8-game schedule shall receive .889 of a point for each game won by a defeated opponent who plays a 9-game schedule.
d. A team playing an 8-game schedule shall receive 1.00 point for each game won by a defeated opponent who also plays an 8-game schedule.
e. For each game tied by a defeated opponent, a team shall receive 50 percent of awarded points.
f. For each game tied by a tied opponent, a team shall receive 25 percent of awarded points.
g. For each game won by a tied opponent, a team will receive 50 percent of awarded points.
5. When an MPSSAA member school plays a non-member opponent who will not play the tiebreaker, the MPSSAA school shall receive points as follows:
a. 4A—4.0 points, 3A—3.5 points; 2A—3.0 points; 1A—2.5 points.
6. MPSSAA member schools whose opponents play more than a 9-game schedule will:
a. determine points from results of first 9 games if member school appears on the opponent's schedule from the first to and including the 9th game.
b. determine points by counting back 9 games from and including the game in which member school appears on opponent's schedule.
7. The total accumulated points will be divided by 8 or 9, depending on the number of games played. Nine is the maximum divisor and eight is the minimum divisor to qualify for state participation. A team must count all regular season games when using the point system to determine representation.
8. When a MPSSAA team plays the same opponent twice during the regular season, only the first game should count to determine team record and points. No points (bonus or win points) for any teams will be awarded based on the second game.
For more information on the point system and the State Tournament, check out the 2019 MPSSAA Football Bulletin.