Power point rules
Here is a quick run-through on how the new power point system will work:
- The cutoff date is May 10. Up to a team’s first 15 games up to and including May 10 will count toward postseason position.
- Teams will get six points for a victory, and no points for a loss.
- Teams will also receive “Group points” for victories, depending on the size of the school it defeated. Beat a Group 4 team, get four points, beat a Group 3 and get three, and on from there.
If you beat a Non-Public team, you will get group points based on the team’s Non-Public-to-Public equivalency size. All Non-Public equivalencies can be found HERE — the vast majority of non-public schools in the state are Group 1 equivalents.
If you beat an out-of-state team, it is the in-state school’s responsibility to determine what group size the out-of-state school would be in if it was in-state and report that in order to receive the appropriate power points.
- Teams will also receive residual points from the first 15 games played up to and including May 10 of all teams they play in up to their first 15 games up to and including May 10.
For every win a team you defeated records, you earn three residual points. For every win a team you lost to records, you earn one residual point.
In regards to out-of-state teams, it is again the in-state team’s responsibility to report the residual information in order to receive the appropriate residual points.
- Ties will not be recognized nor formulated as part of power point calculations.
And here is a rundown on how postseason berths will be determined, and then seeded:
- To be eligible for the postseason, teams must a) play 70 percent of their 15 qualifying games against in-state opponents and b) play 70 percent of all games on or before the May 10 cutoff date against in-state opponents.
- All teams with a .500 or better record in their first 15 games up to and including May 10 automatically qualify for the postseason.
- Sub-.500 teams can then receive berths in the postseason fields to fill slots not occupied by teams with a .500 or better record based on power points earned.
- Once an entire postseason field is set, seeding will be done based on power points earned.