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Kansas High School Football Class 3A East Seeding Scenarios

Kansas High School Football Class 3A East Seeding Scenarios

In a typical year, the playoff picture for Kansas high school football is becoming crystal clear by now, but this is not a typical year.

The Kansas High School Activities Association altered the seeding for 3A – 8M by total point differential to now average point differential earlier this year as well as a few other postseason selection alterations if necessary.

The high school football tie-breaker formula for KSHSAA for 2020 is as follows:

  1. District win percentage
  2. Head-to-head, if all teams tied played each other
  3. Average Point Differential
  4. Drawn by lot (the KSHSAA will draw)

With that scenario in mind, we have broken down the possible seeding scenarios for District’s 1 through 4, East districts, in Class 3A for the 2020 season.

Again, this is unprecedented and using the formula given by KSHSAA, we are making the best attempt to break down the possible seeding scenarios. This article also breaks down the scenarios with the current schedule as of 10/20/20

While we made every effort to double-check these, it is possible to still have an error. If you spot an error, please e-mail zlopez@easternkansassports.com.

You can read the fall postseason changes from KSHSAA here: https://easternkansassports.com/blog/2020/09/18/multiple-adjustments-approved-for-kshsaa-fall-postseason/

Records were pulled from the KSHSAA website.

3A District 1

CURRENTLY

#1 Columbus (4-0) #2 Galena (3-1) #3 Caney Valley (3-1) #4 Parsons (1-3) & Cherryvale (1-3)

Columbus @ Caney Valley

An upset by Caney Valley with a Galena win over Baxter Springs throws the 1, 2, and 3 seeds into the Average Point Differential to determine placement.

A win by Columbus awards the Titans the district championship outright with Galena the district runner-up, Caney Valley the #3 seed with the fourth seed determined by…

Parsons @ Cherryvale

Winner advances to the playoffs for a chance to continue their season while the other team’s season is definitively over after next week.

3A District 2

Burlington @ Iola, Girard @ Frontenac, Prairie View @ Anderson County

CURRENTLY

#1 Burlington (3-1) #2 Frontenac (2-1) #3 Girard (2-1) #4 Prairie View (2-1); all guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. Who falls where is where things get intriguing.

Scenario 1: Burlington (4-1) def. Iola, Frontenac (3-1) def. Girard (2-2), Prairie View (3-1) def. Anderson County

Result 1: #1 Burlington, #2 Prairie View, #3 Frontenac, #4 Girard. Prairie View would move from #4 to #2 due to the same district win percentage as Frontenac and holding the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Raiders.

Scenario 2: Burlington (4-1) def. Iola, Girard (3-1) def Frontenac (2-2), Prairie View (3-1) def. Anderson County

Result 2: #1 Burlington, #2 Prairie View-Girard, #4 Frontenac. Prairie View and Girard would have the same district win percentage, they did not face each other, and thus the 2 & 3 seed would be determined by average point differential.

Scenario 3: Iola def. Burlington (3-2), Girard (3-1) def Frontenac (2-2), Prairie View (3-1) def. Anderson County

Result 3: #1 Girard-Prairie View #3 Burlington #4 Frontenac. In this scenario, the number 1 & 2 seed would be determined by average point differential, as explained above, Burlington would fall to #3 due to their district win percentage and Frontenac claiming the #4 seed.

Scenario 4: Iola def. Burlington (3-2), Frontenac (3-1) def. Girard (2-2), Prairie View (3-1) def. Anderson County

Result 4: #1 Prairie View #2 Frontenac #3 Burlington #4 Girard. Prairie View and Frontenac would have the same district win percentage, Prairie View would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Scenario 5: Iola def. Burlington (3-2), Frontenac (3-1) def. Girard (2-2), Anderson County def. Prairie View (2-2)

Result 5: #1 Frontenac #2 Burlington #3 Girard-Prairie View. #3 & #4 seed would be determined by average point differential.

Scenario 5: Iola def. Burlington (3-2), Girard (3-1) def. Frontenac (2-2), Anderson County def. Prairie View (2-2)

Result 5: #1 Girard #2 Burlington #3 Prairie View #4 Frontenac. Prairie View and Frontenac would have the same district win percentage, Prairie View would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.

3A District 3

CURRENTLY (updated…Hayden will not play Bishop Ward in Week 8)

#1 Topeka-Hayden (3-0) #2 Baldwin (1-0) #3 Perry-Lecompton (2-1) #4 Santa Fe Trail (2-2)

Bishop Ward @ Topeka-Hayden, Osawatomie @ Baldwin

If Baldwin wins, they will have a 1.000 district win percentage with Topeka-Hayden, the two teams did not play each other, and thus the tie-breaker going to average point differential to determine the District Champion and District Runner-Up.

If Baldwin loses, the following scenarios could take effect:

Perry-Lecompton (3-1) def Santa Fe Trail (2-3) then

#1 Topeka-Hayden #2 Perry-Lecompton #3 Baldwin #4 Santa Fe Trail OR

Santa Fe Trail (3-2) def Perry-Lecompton (2-2) then

#1 Topeka-Hayden #2 Santa Fe Trail #3 Baldwin-Perry-Lecompton

Baldwin & Perry-Lecompton would have the same district win percentage, no head-to-head, and would be determined by average point differential

3A District 4

#1 Holton (4-0) #2 Rock Creek (3-1) #3 Jefferson West (2-1) #4 Sabetha (1-2) #5 Hiawatha (1-3)

Holton has potentially secured the 3A District 4 Championship with Rock Creek the District 4 Runner-Up. Jefferson West has potentially secured the 3 seed. Thus,

Sabetha @ Hiawatha

Winner advances to the playoffs for a chance to continue their season while the other team’s season is definitively over after next week.

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