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#1 standeeman

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:41 PM

Do you all think there will be many changes in the classification for 2019 to 2020?


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#2 standeeman

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:50 PM

Do you think it's time for a 5a classification?



#3 oldballcoach

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:06 PM

No but look for a complete shake up in the play off format. If what’s coming down is going to pass it’s going to be great for high school football

#4 standeeman

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:08 PM

So what are you hearing OBC?



#5 oldballcoach

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:48 PM

Everyone makes post season. I believe top 8 in each region go to the playoffs with bottom teams in a consolation bracket. Playoffs would start one week earlier. 9 regular season games. Everyone still would play minimum of 10 a bunch of teams would play 11 now

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 07:30 PM

I hope that happens. 2 years ago I heard about the 9 game season with an extra playoff week, and teams that didn’t make it could schedule a week 10 game against another non-qualifier. I liked that idea, but this new one is even better. Kudos to whoever is trying to make this happen.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 08:25 PM

Yea proposal was sent out to the coaches earlier this and approved by the MPSSAA for next year not sure what hurdles it still has to clear

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 08:25 PM

I can confirm what OBC said. This is gaining a lot of traction and is appealing to the powers that be.

I’m not a huge fane because it devalues the regular season. Football was the only sport that you have to qualify for the post season and it made the regular season games much more intense.
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Posted 05 October 2018 - 06:25 AM

New proposal also includes a Open bracket...  Consolation playoffs


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#10 Scoutbmore

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 06:30 AM

I don't really see the point. There is always this search for parity, to make teams look and feel equal when we all know that the top programs will always dominate.


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#11 TSMarine

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 10:28 AM

The best team usually wins the state title...The best two teams usually play each other, but not always in the championship games, but somewhere along the way...



#12 SaintBull

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 06:25 AM

Word is "Proposed" reclassification will happen Tuesday



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Posted 02 November 2018 - 07:19 AM

I hope there’s no 9 game season where everyone makes the playoffs. Anytime they have to remove a regular season game to make this happen let’s you know it’s not a good idea

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 07:51 AM

It wouldn't be "everyone" makes the playoffs.  It would be one more round, so 8 per region instead of 4.  But in order for that to work they have to even out the regions.  Can't have one region with 15 teams and another with only 7.  


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:15 AM

Here is the proposal...

 

Maryland State Football Committee Proposal for Open Playoff System

 

Purpose

 

The members of the Maryland State Football Committee have coordinated a joint effort to examine the current structure of the Football Playoff System and are putting forth a unified proposal for change. The main reason for the proposed change is that Football is the only sport in the MPSSAA playoff system in which teams must earn their way into the playoffs. Since all teams do not make the post-season, the committee feels that we should strive to make changes that will make each school’s chance of making the playoffs more equitable and comparable to all other sports offered by the MPSSAA

 

Rationale

 

These changes are imperative to maintain a competitive and fair playoff system. The goals are to maintain parts of the current system, to include the point system and the regional alignments, as well as increase local interest in playoff games. The main focus is to align with the playoff standards of other sports within the MPSSAA. In a recent survey of all Football Coaches and Athletic Directors in Maryland, 81% of schools reporting would like to see a change in the current playoff system.

 

Special Regional Alignment

 

The Football Committee, in order to organize an open tournament, and for equitable playoff opportunity, request the MPSSAA Classification Committee and MPSSAA Board of Control to adopt regional alignments as numerically balanced as possible. Currently in some classifications, one region has 13 teams while another has only 7. The football committee believes it is important for competitive parity and equity that all regions are as numerically balanced as possible so each school has an equal opportunity to advance into their respective regional playoff.

 

 

Proposed Change

 

This committee, after consulting with directors from each region, and with the support of Football coaches and Athletic Directors across the State, feels that best option for the future of the Football playoff system is to move to an open format playoff structure. In this proposal, Football will continue to operate in four classifications, however provide every school with a greater opportunity to experience post season participation consistent with the open tournament philosophy for all sports.

 

Seeding

In this proposal, following the completion of week 9, the Football Committee will meet just as they would at the conclusion of the 10 game regular season. At this meeting the playoff brackets will include the top eight teams from each region who have elected to play, seeded 1 through 8. Teams in each region ranked 9 or higher will be seeded in an open bracket.

 

Per the MPSSAA Handbook pg 26 .07-S-(2) A member MPSSAA school may decide whether or not to participate in the tournament.

 

Pending approval from the MPSSAA Finance Committee, all gate revenue collected from first round playoff games, as well as all open bracket games, will be turned in to the respective school’s District treasurer. The District treasurer will then redistribute those funds equally to all schools in the district to make up for the possible loss of home game gate revenue previously budgeted for in a 10 game schedule.

 

The second round games in the open format will be treated as first round games from the current system in that the gate revenue collected will be sent to the MPSSAA. Home sites will be given tickets and reconciliation forms for record keeping. After the second round, teams will be re-seeded 1-8 based on the week 9 point total. From this point a State Quarterfinal bracket will be formed and played through the final State Championship game

 

Breakdown of Open Playoff Format

 

All schools play a nine game regular season.

 

o All schools are guaranteed a 10th game by virtue of the first round of the playoffs.

 

o The current point system will be used to determine final week 9 point average.

 

o Classifications and regional alignments as approved by the Classifications Committee and Board of Control will be utilized.

 

o At the conclusion of Week 9, the Football Committee will utilize the final regular season (9 weeks) points to determine the top 8 teams in each region that have elected to play.

 

o Regional Playoffs will start with top 8 teams in each region and conclude with the top two teams in each region being awarded regional co-championships.

 

o After the first two rounds of the playoffs the final eight teams will be reseeded according to total points average.

 

o To account for the loss of a potential week 10 game; all District gates from week 10, and all gates from the Open Bracket games will be sent to the respective District treasurer to be equally redistributed to each school in the district.

 

o All schools who do not make the top eight in their region will be seeded into a 16-line bracket.

 

o In the open bracket, teams will play the week 10, 11, 12 and 13 tournament at the home site of the higher seed based on week 9 points.

 

o The Open Bracket creates a competitive equity opportunity for programs who struggled to win games and allows for further development of the student-athletes comparable to other sports.

 

o The Open Bracket will provide opportunities for success for many schools by matching comparable skill level schools at the end of the season.


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:24 AM

2018_2019 Playoff Proposal - 4A

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:25 AM

 2018_2019 Playoff Proposal - 3A

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:28 AM

2018_2019 Playoff Proposal - 2A

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:30 AM

 2018_2019 Playoff Proposal - 1A

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 11:09 AM

When will they be voting in the proposal?




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