The NMAA staff will seed & select teams for the 2017-2018 State Championships utilizing the following criteria in NMAA Bylaw 7.11 as voted on by the Board of Directors:

1. Finish in regular season district play
2. Head to Head
3. Wins against district champions regardless of class
4. Overall Record
5. MaxPreps Freeman Rankings
6. 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 6:00 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 22, 2017
Football- Six Man- October 21, 2017; Eight Man &Class AA  October 28, 2018; Class 3A-6A- November 4, 2017
Volleyball- October 5, 2017
Basketball- February 25, 2018
Baseball- Class 3A-6A  April 29, 2018; Class A/AA  May 6, 2018
Softball- May 6, 2018


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 6:00 PM.