SDHSAA to discuss football playoffs in board meeting Friday
The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Friday at 11 a.m.
The board will consider changes to 11AAA football playoff seeding procedure, identify an alternate ninth seed in Class 11AAA/11A and 17th seed in Class 11B/all 9-man classes and allowed teams who have not qualified for the football playoffs to schedule an additional game.
In Class 11AAA, the board will consider staying with current win percentage for playoff seeding. It will also consider head-to-head to promote/move up a single position in rankings if worse-seeded team could have had a matching record (or better) if all games had been played.
In the event a team cannot participate in the first round of the playoffs, the 9th/17th seed would replace the team that could not play. There will be no re-seeding of teams due to the potential short turn-around time prior to the contests being played. This would only be in effect for the first round of football playoffs and only for the 2020 football season.
The board will also entertain allowing teams who have not qualified for the football playoffs to schedule an additional game on Oct. 22-24. This would be in effect for the 2020 season only.
Audio will be live streamed on www.sdhsaa.com.