MHSAA PLAYOFF BRACKETS


     The history of the playoffs is much more interesting to look at when you are viewing the entire bracket.  That is what inspired this project.  I have done my best to get all the teams in the correct Region and with the correct record.  The latest brackets should even have the seeding for each District or Region based on playoff points that were accumulated from the regular season.  These brackets were designed to be viewed with your display settings at 1024 by 768 pixels or greater.  If you do not know what I am talking about then follow these instructions:  Go to your Desktop, right click, select "properties", select the "settings" tab, and adjust your screen area to 1024 by 768 pixels if it is not already there.   All the brackets should fit nicely on your monitor and there should be no need to scroll if you have the display settings as I have suggested.

      To print these brackets to look like they do on the web page you will have to print the background with the page.  Otherwise the framing for the brackets will not appear and you will only see the text.  To print the brackets with the background follow these instructions:  On your internet explorer web browser go to "Tools".  Then on the drop down menu select "Internet Options".  Once in the "Internet Options" page select the "Advanced" tab.  Then scroll down to "Printing" and check the box that says "Print background colors and images".  These brackets will be able to fit on one sheet of paper provided you set the margins correctly when printing.

Here are some notes of interest on the history of the MHSAA High School Football Playoff system

  • 1975 was the first year the playoffs were introduced by the MHSAA.  There were only 4 Classes and only 4 teams were able to qualify for the playoffs.  It was very difficult to make the playoffs and many great teams did not qualify.

  • In 1977 the MHSAA doubled the amount of playoff teams by having 8 teams qualify for each Class.  This was an improvement, but there were still too many deserving teams left out of the playoffs.

  • In 1985 the MHSAA again double the amount of teams that qualified for the playoffs by having 16 teams from each Class.  This was a big improvement, but it still left some great teams out of the playoffs.

  • In 1990 the MHSAA once again doubled the amount of teams that qualified for the playoffs.  Instead of adding more teams to each Class, they actually added 4 more Classes to double it.  This was a great move by the MHSAA and not only provided a better opportunity for more teams to qualify for the playoffs, but gave four more State Championships to deserving schools.

  • In 1999 the MHSAA went to the system we currently use.  They doubled the amount of playoff teams by having 32 teams from each Division qualify.  They also improved the quality of the teams that made the playoffs by adopting an "automatic playoff birth" format.   This helped correct a flaw in the previous system where some 3-6 team were qualifying in Class D and some 7-2 teams were not making the playoffs in Class A and B.  They also did away with the "Class" description in playoff play and went to a "Division" format instead.

  • In 2011 the MHSAA added the 8 man tournament.  The top 4 teams from each region qualified on playoff points.  The State Championship game held in the Superior Dome.

      I welcome any of you who would like to help with this project.  It sure would be great to get everything entirely accurate.  I would really appreciate any corrections anyone would like to point out.  I would also like to get the entire seeding of the Regions and Districts if anybody can help me out with that.  I was planning on going to go to the library and researching old playoff point totals for all of the brackets, but unfortunately the newspapers archived in the area I live in did not print much of that in their newspapers.  Obviously I am going to need a lot of help with this.  Anyone willing to help out can contact me at this email address.

upfootball@chartermi.net


PLAYOFF BRACKETS

2014

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8
8 MAN

2013

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8
8 MAN

2012

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8
8 MAN

2011

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8
8 MAN

2010

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

2009

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

2008

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

2007

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

2006

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

2005

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

2004

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

2003

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

2002

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

2001

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

2000

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

1999

DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
DIVISION 5 DIVISION 6 DIVISION 7 DIVISION 8

1998

CLASS AA CLASS A CLASS BB CLASS B
CLASS CC CLASS C CLASS DD CLASS D

1997

CLASS AA CLASS A CLASS BB CLASS B
CLASS CC CLASS C CLASS DD CLASS D

1996

CLASS AA CLASS A CLASS BB CLASS B
CLASS CC CLASS C CLASS DD CLASS D

1995

CLASS AA CLASS A CLASS BB CLASS B
CLASS CC CLASS C CLASS DD CLASS D

1994

CLASS AA CLASS A CLASS BB CLASS B
CLASS CC CLASS C CLASS DD CLASS D

1993

CLASS AA CLASS A CLASS BB CLASS B
CLASS CC CLASS C CLASS DD CLASS D

1992

CLASS AA CLASS A CLASS BB CLASS B
CLASS CC CLASS C CLASS DD CLASS D

1991

CLASS AA CLASS A CLASS BB CLASS B
CLASS CC CLASS C CLASS DD CLASS D

1990

CLASS AA CLASS A CLASS BB CLASS B
CLASS CC CLASS C CLASS DD CLASS D

1989

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1988

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1987

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1986

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1985

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1984

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1983

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1982

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1981

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1980

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1979

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1978

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1977

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1976

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

1975

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D

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