The NMAA staff will seed & select teams for the 2019-2020 State Championships utilizing the following criteria in NMAA Bylaw 7.11 as voted on by the Board of Directors:

Finish in regular season district play
Head to Head
Wins against district champions regardless of class
Overall Record
MaxPreps Freeman Rankings
Member School Input (see following form)
– To be submitted by head coach prior to 8:00 AM on the day of seeding.
Note: Football “School Input Form” will be submitted prior to 4:30 PM on the day of seeding.

NOTE: In the event of a tie among criteria points, head to head will be used to break the tie. If there is no head to head competition, or the head to head competition is tied, then MaxPreps Freeman Rankings will be used to break the tie.

**NOTE: 7.11.3 D was eliminated by Board vote in June of 2014; therefore district schools can play each other in the first round of State.

The state championship brackets will be released on the following dates prior to 10:00 PM.

Soccer- October 27, 2019
Football- Six Man- October 19, 2019; Eight Man & Class 2A – October 26, 2019; Class 3A-6A- November 2, 2019
Volleyball- November 10, 2019
Basketball- March 1, 2020
Baseball- Class 2A-5A- May 3, 2020; Class A – May 10, 2020
Softball- Class 3A-5A- May 3, 2020; Class A/2A- May 10, 2020

The District Chairperson is asked to submit a ‘District Placement Form’ (see attached form) prior to 8:00 AM on the day of seeding. Note: Football ‘District Placement Forms’ will be submitted following the final game in that district but no later than 4:30 PM.