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Florida adopts new high school football playoff point system

November 29, 2016 / Athletic AdministrationFootball
Florida high school football has adopted a new system for determining how teams are seeded for the postseason.

FHSAABeginning with the 2017 season, teams will earn anywhere from 15 to 50 points depending on who they play and how they fare. Bonus points are awarded to schools that schedule and play a team that participated in the playoffs during the previous two-year scheduling cycle.

Here is a look at the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) scoring chart. A complete breakdown of the new system can be found here.

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The adopted scoring format is slightly different from the way it was proposed. According to the Bradenton Herald, the initial plan awarded the same amount of points for wins against bottom-tiered teams as it did to those who lost to top-tiered programs. The approved system makes any win worth more than any loss.

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