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10/22/21- FB Update and Playoff Information

October 22, 2021 Football Blog Updates

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Just a quick reminder on a couple of key items as we wind down the regular season.

FIRST-ROUND SCHEDULING AND OFFICIALS

Right now, it looks like we will have 94 first-round playoff games. Even with only five-person officiating crews, it is possible our assigners will have difficulty staffing 94 crews if every one of you insists on playing Friday night.

Please as you consider your game schedules, consider a game date of Thursday or Saturday for at least that first week, particularly if your matchup needs a seven-person crew. We would hate to be in a position of moving those games from this office and feel that you are each aware of the shortage situation going on at this time and can make accommodations due to the situation.

We had a meeting this week with our assigners and to a person, they are trying to limp into the postseason with very short staffing situations. They also express long-term concern that many who have sat out due to COVID may not return.

You can help the situation, particularly that first week, with a mutual agreement to move to another night, and might even find people who would be available that are more highly rated in your eyes.

REMINDER ABOUT RPI and TIES

As was in the post earlier this season, we will as a staff, sort through the litany of special situations after this week’s games to ensure that every team has 11 RPI observations and not more. Please refer again to that post if you have questions, at https://khsaa.org/09-20-21-initial-rpi-rankings-released-for-football/.

For ties, remember the old tiebreaker (point system) is no longer. The final postseason RPI will break any three-way tie that cannot be broken head to head (by one defeating the other two). Be mindful that while numbers after tonight’s games will be a temporary guide, next week’s games could change things (just like last week’s games used to impact ties on the final regular-season night with the old method).

We will follow the information in the post above next weekend, make sure that all areas are resolved, and then release final brackets.

Keep these links handy for review, that will be revised as data changes.

CLICK HERE FOR THREE_WAY AND TWO-WAY TIE RESOLUTION

CLICK HERE FOR DISTRICT GAMES RESULTS OF CONTESTS NOT ABLE TO BE PLAYED DUE TO COVID

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT RPI INFORMATION AND COVID ADAPTATIONS

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT RPI STANDINGS

CLICK HERE FOR THE BRACKET BUILDER

CLICK HERE FOR THE DISTRICT STANDINGS

GOOD LUCK AND STAY SAFE!

Two more weeks. Stay safe and we can complete another season pundits didn’t think could happen.

– KHSAA –

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