The NMAA staff will seed & select teams for the 2020-2021 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- April 10, 2021
Football- Six Man- April 10, 2021; Eight Man – April 17, 2021; Class 2A-6A- April 17, 2021
Volleyball- April, 24, 2021
Basketball- February 28, 2021
Baseball- All Classes- June 20, 2021
Softball- All Classes- June 20, 2021


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.