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playoffs

October 31, 2018

Going long in the playoffs: How keep your players fresh

{Sponsored} The regular season can be exhausting for the best teams, but playoffs will really separate great teams from the good ones. The grueling postseason may require coaches to make many small adjustments — and some big ones — on the fly. He...


November 29, 2016

Florida adopts new high school football playoff point system

Florida high school football has adopted a new system for determining how teams are seeded for the postseason. Beginning with the 2017 season, teams will earn anywhere from 15 to 50 points depending on who they play and how they fare. Bonus points...


June 13, 2016

Fla. considers strength of schedule to decide HS playoff teams

[caption id="attachment_16027" align="alignleft" width="291"] Florida is considering changes to how high school football teams make the playoffs. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Florida's athletic association this week will discuss potential chan...


February 5, 2016

Colorado could double field in prep basketball playoffs

Colorado's athletic association will vote this spring whether to double the size of the high school basketball playoffs in two classes. The Colorado High School Activities Association's basketball committee approved the proposal Thursday, recomme...


January 30, 2016

Louisiana splits postseason for major high school sports

Louisiana voted this week to split the playoffs for many major sports, even reinstating the separation of the public and non-public football postseason. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) voted to adopt different playoffs for b...


January 27, 2016

California approves ‘competitive equity’ playoff overhaul

High school playoffs in the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section are about to take on a new look. The CIF-SS today approved a new "competitive equity" format that overhauls how playoff teams in all sports are grouped into divi...


November 11, 2015

Winless California HS football team makes postseason

A California high school football team that lost every game during the regular season has advanced to the playoffs, a result of the state athletic association's controversial playoff formula. [caption id="attachment_14568" align="alignleft" width=...


June 16, 2015

Iowa cuts prep football playoff teams from 32 to 16 per class

Beginning in 2016, the number of Iowa high school football teams that qualify for the playoffs will be cut in half. [caption id="attachment_12847" align="alignright" width="255"] Beginning in 2016 the number of prep football playoff qualifiers wil...