Football playoff system discussion

From the Seattle Times High School sports blog on Sunday, May 1:

Should Washington follow Oregon’s suit when it comes to seeding high-school football teams into the state playoffs?

That’s a possibility discussed Sunday at an informal meeting between members of Washington State Football Coaches Association committe and John Miller, assistant executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association who oversees football.

“We’re going to look into that,” said Bob Bourgette, the WSFCA president who is athletic director and head football coach at Kennedy Catholic, where the meeting between the 15 people took place.

The WSFCA is interested in finding ways to avoid first-round matchups between the state’s top teams, as has happened in the past based on the current bracketing system. One possibility would be adopting the Rating Percentage Index (RPI) used by the Oregon School Activities Association.

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