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6A Football Playoff Qualifications

Rankings Freeze and Play-In Dates Summary

6A Football

32-team OSAA bracket

1)      Automatic Qualifiers – Twenty-four teams automatically qualify for the OSAA’s 32-team bracket based on regular season and/or district tournament play.  Each league determines how they will select their allotted playoff spots. 

a)       PIL – 4; Metro – 4; Mt. Hood – 4; Three Rivers – 4; Greater Valley – 4; Southwest – 4

PIL - Lincoln, Grant, Madison, Franklin
Metro - Jesuit, Sunset, Liberty, Southridge
Mt. Hood - Clackamas, Central Catholic, Oregon City, Barlow
Three Rivers - Tigard, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tualatin
Greater Valley - West Salem, Sprague, McMinnville, McNary
Southwest - South Medford, Sheldon, Grants Pass, North Medford

2)      Rankings Freeze Date – The rankings will freeze at 10pm on Friday, October 27. 

3)      At-Large Qualifiers – Eight additional teams will qualify for the OSAA’s 32-team bracket based on the OSAA rankings.

a)       Once the rankings are frozen, the eight highest ranked teams not already an automatic league qualifier will qualify as At-Large teams.

At-Large #1 - Sherwood
At-Large #2 - Lakeridge
At-Large #3 - South Salem
At-Large #4 - Beaverton
At-Large #5 - Gresham
At-Large #6 - West Albany
At-Large #7 - Willamette
At-Large #8 - Jefferson

4)      Rankings – Once the 32 qualifying teams are determined, they will be placed on the OSAA bracket according to OSAA Board Policy “State Championships – Rankings.”