FHSAA making change to high school football playoff points system

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By: Scott Rossman | WJHG/WECP
January 28, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -- The FHSAA, the governing body of high school sports, is dumping the points system for high school football.

The system gave teams points for wins and added points for wins against teams with good records. Beyond district champions, teams in each district or region with the most points went on to the playoffs.

Based on a recommendation from the FHSAA's football advisory committee, the state is now moving to what it calls a Ratings Percentage Index, or RPI, to rate teams.

The RPI, the state says, will measure a team's strength relative to other teams, based largely on the strength of their schedules. A team's winning percentage will be added to its opponents winning percentage and its opponents' opponents' winning percentage.

The state believes this improves upon the points system used the last two years, and will make it easier for teams to calculate where they stand as the season progresses.

For more information about this change, click here.

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