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Basic Explanation and Plan, the New RPI to be used for Football

February 19, 2019 Athletic Department Blog Updates

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More Details about the Use of the RPI (Football Only)

  • The RPI will be published beginning following football week 6. Publishing prior to that date will likely lead to incomplete data.
  • Football RPI is frozen after Week 11, the end of the regular season. Hereinafter, the totals will be referred to as “Playoff RPI”
  • Future consideration includes using RPI to break three-way ties within districts, but for 2019, the conventional tiebreaker remains in place.
  • Third round playoff games, for the purpose of determining the home team, will be based on Playoff RPI in all classes.
    • Highest remaining seed in regions 1-4 will host the fourth-highest remaining in regions 1-4;
    • 2nd highest remaining seed in regions 1-4 will host the third-highest remaining seed in regions 1-4;
    • Highest remaining seed in regions 5-8 host the fourth-highest remaining in regions 5-8;
    • 2nd highest remaining seed in regions 5-8 host the third-highest remaining seed in regions 5-8.
  • Fourth round playoff games, for the purpose of determining the home team, will be based on Playoff RPI in all classes.
    • Highest remaining seed hosts the fourth highest remaining seed;
    • 2nd highest remaining seed hosts the third highest remaining seed.
  • For Round Five, the finals, the highest seed (highest Playoff RPI) will be the home team on the scoreboard and wear Dark jerseys

 

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