Playoff Points – Defined

PIAA Dist 1

By Staff

How does the District One playoff system work?  Good question!

Each team tries to accumulate as many Win Points as they can. Win Points are earned each time a team defeats an opponent. Your school’s classification and your opponent’s classification will determine the sum of the win points (see matrix below). Total number of win points are added at the end of the 10 week season.

Point System Matrix

 (explains points earned when you defeat a school of a specific classification)

CLASS 6A 5A 4A 3A 2A A
6A 140 120 100 80 60 40
5A 160 140 120 100 80 60
4A 180 160 140 120 100 80
3A 200 180 160 140 120 100
2A 220 200 180 160 140 120
A 240 220 200 180 160 140

As you can see if a lower classification team beats a higher classification team they gain more points and the opposite is true if a higher classification team beats a lower classification team.  Strath Haven plays a lot of 6A teams so if they can put together wins in their league they accumulate points at a faster rate.

Bonus Points – Win or lose, your team will receive 10 points for each game that your opponent wins during the 10 week season. Bonus points are cumulative throughout the season. Bonus points are not related to team classifications.

The total points (including bonus points) are then divided by the numbers of games played (usually 10).  The top 16 teams based on points qualify for the playoffs.  When the teams are matched for playoffs the home team is whichever team had the higher amount of points.

Now you know!