EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Here are the pairings for the 2013 MHSAA Football Playoffs, which begin with Pre-Districts in the 11-Player Playoffs and Pre-Regionals in the 8-Player Playoffs Nov. 1-2.
Qualifying teams for the Playoffs were divided into eight Divisions of 32 schools each. Within each Division are four Regions of eight teams each; and within those regions are two Districts of four teams each. Pre-District pairings are based on regular-season computer rankings, with the first-place team in each District hosting the fourth-place team; and the second-place team hosting the third-ranked team.
The weekend of Nov. 8-9 will have District Finals in the 11-Player Playoffs and Regional Finals in the 8-Player Playoffs, at the site of the highest-ranked team which was victorious in the previous round of play.
Regional Finals in the 11-Player Playoffs will take place Nov. 15-16, at the site of the highest-ranked team that was victorious in District final play. The 8-Player Playoff Semifinals will take place on Nov. 16 at prearranged sites, pairing the winners of Region 1 vs. Region 2; and the winners of Region 3 vs. Region 4.
Semifinal games in the 11-Player Playoffs will take place on Nov. 23, pairing the winners of Region 1 vs. Region 2; and the winners of Region 3 vs. Region 4 at prearranged sites.
Tickets for single-session Pre-District, District and Regional games are $5. At Regional sites where multiple games are played and a single admission is charged, tickets will be $6. Single-session Semifinal tickets are $6. At Semifinal sites where multiple games are played and a single admission is charged, tickets are $7.
The 8-Player Finals will take place at the Superior Dome in Marquette or Greenville High School on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Admission is $8.
For the 11-Player Finals, tickets are $10 per day at Ford Field, allowing a fan to see all four games on a single admission. No in and out privileges are allowed. Here is the schedule:
Division 8 -- 10 a.m.
Division 2 -- 1 p.m.
Division 6 -- 4:30 p.m.
Division 4 -- 7:30 p.m.
Division 7 -- 10 a.m.
Division 1 -- 1 p.m.
Division 5 -- 4:30 p.m.
Division 3 -- 7:30 p.m.
Carsonville-Port Sanilac (6-3) at Portland St. Patrick (7-2)
Fulton (5-4) at Muskegon Catholic Central (7-2)
Baldwin (7-2) at Fowler (7-2)
Evart (7-2) at Carson City-Crystal (9-0)
Saugatuck (8-1) at Pewamo-Westphalia (8-1)
Bath (5-4) AT Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port (7-2)
Reading (6-3) at Homer (8-1)
Springport (6-3) at Lawton (8-1)
Sanford Meridian (7-2) at Ithaca (9-0)
Byron (7-2) at Flint Beecher
Constantine (5-4) at Michigan center (8-1)
Hillsdale (6-3) at Jonesville (7-2)
Manchester (7-2) at Grass Lake (8-1)
Grand Rapids West Catholic (5-4) at Portland (7-1)
Lansing Catholic (5-4) AT Ovid-Elsie (7-2)
Parchment (6-3) at Jackson Lumen Christi (9-0)
Olivet (8-1) at Hopkins (7-2)
Corunna (6-3) at Lansing Sexton (9-0)
Williamston (5-3) at Lake Fenton (7-2)
Ionia (7-2) AT Sault Ste. Marie (6-3)
Haslett (6-3) at Dewitt (9-0)
Eaton Rapids (5-4) at Charlotte (7-2)
Tecumseh (7-2) at Mason (7-2)
Lansing Everett (6-3) at Portage Central (9-0)
Holt (5-4) at Flint Carman-Ainsworth (8-1)
*30 Mid-Michigan Teams in the Playoffs of the 225 TOTAL teams in the state that made it
*4 Matchups pitting local team vs. local team