2016 MHSAA Football Playoff PairingsFootball  |
2016 MHSAA Football Playoff Pairings
East Lansing, Mich. -- Here are the pairings for the 2016 MHSAA Football Playoffs, which begin with Pre-Districts in the 11-Player Playoffs and Pre-Regionals in the 8-Player Playoffs Oct. 28-29.
Qualifying teams for the 11-Player Playoffs were divided into Districts of four teams each, and then paired into four Regions. Pairings for the first three weeks of the tournament are based on regular-season playoff point averages, with the highest-ranked team hosting, regardless of the distance between the two schools. For Pre-District play, the first-place team in each District will host the fourth-place team; and the second-place team will host the third-ranked team.
The weekend of Nov. 4-5 will have District Finals in the 11-Player Playoffs and Regional Finals in the 8-Player Playoffs, at the site of the highest-ranked team which was victorious in the previous round of play.
Regional Finals in the 11-Player Playoffs will take place Nov. 11-12, at the site of the highest-ranked team that was victorious in District final play. The 8-Player Playoff Semifinals will take place on Nov. 12, pairing the winners of Region 1 vs. Region 2; and the winners of Region 3 vs. Region 4; at the site of the highest ranked team.
Semifinal games in the 11-Player Playoffs will take place on Nov. 19, pairing the winners of Region 1 vs. Region 2; and the winners of Region 3 vs. Region 4 at prearranged sites.
Tickets for single-session Pre-District, District and Regional games are $5. At Regional sites where multiple games are played and a single admission is charged, tickets will be $6. Single-session Semifinal tickets are $6. At Semifinal sites where multiple games are played and a single admission is charged, tickets are $7.
The 8-Player Finals will take place at Greenville High School on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Admission is $8.00
For the 11-Player Finals, tickets are $10 per day at Ford Field, allowing a fan to see all four games on a single admission. No in and out privileges are allowed. Here is the schedule:
Division 8 -- 10 a.m.
Division 2 -- 1 p.m.
Division 6 -- 4:30 p.m.
Division 4 -- 7:30 p.m.