Crowning a Champion
Until now, High School Football crowned a Mythical Champion via media resources, (MaXPreps, USA today, and Rivals.com), without the best teams seeing each other on the field. Starting 2019-20, the High School Football National Championship will be decided on the gridiron by the best 64 teams representing each of the 50 States & Washington D.C. Each state’s best team, along with the next best 13 teams in the country will be chosen for the Opportunity to raise the High School Football Championship.
16 Teams will be selected from each of four regions, (Northeast, Far West, Southeast, Midwest) to compete in a 6-Round Single-Elimination Tournament concluding on the Friday immediately following Super Bowl Sunday, in a To-Be-Announced Host City.
Far West Division
Alaska 🏈 Arizona 🏈 California 🏈 Colorado 🏈 Hawaii 🏈 Idaho 🏈 Nevada 🏈 New Mexico 🏈 Oregon 🏈 Utah 🏈 Washington 🏈 Wyoming
Illinois 🏈 Indiana 🏈 Iowa 🏈 Kansas 🏈 Michigan 🏈 Minnesota 🏈 Missouri 🏈 Montana 🏈 Nebraska 🏈 North Dakota 🏈 Oklahoma 🏈 North Dakota 🏈 Ohio 🏈 Wisconsin
Alabama 🏈 Arkansas 🏈 Florida 🏈 Georgia 🏈 Kentucky 🏈 Louisiana 🏈 Mississippi 🏈 North Carolina 🏈 Oklahoma 🏈 South Carolina 🏈 Tennessee 🏈 Texas 🏈 Virginia
Connecticut 🏈 Delaware 🏈 Maine 🏈 Maryland 🏈 Massachusetts 🏈 New Hampshire 🏈 New Jersey 🏈 New York 🏈 Pennsylvania 🏈 Rhode Island 🏈 Vermont 🏈 Washington D.C. 🏈 West Virginia
6 Rounds played weekly, single elimination format beginning January 3, 2019.
Region Games Played at Home of Team with Better HSFB Poll Ranking.
Section Games played at Neutral Site FCS University.
Division Games played at Neutral Site FBS University.
High School Football Championship Game will be played in a committee-selected Host-City on the Friday following Super Bowl Sunday. The inaugural Title Game will be held on February 8, 2019: The Last Night of Football in a To-Be-Announced NFL Stadium.
- MUST WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AT ANY DIVISION/CLASS TO QUALIFY FOR HSFB CHAMPIONSHIP
- TEAMS WITH HIGHEST RANKING TEAM FROM EACH STATE IN THE HSFB CHAMPIONSHIP POLL WINS OUTRIGHT BID TO REPRESENT THEIR RESPECTIVE STATE
- HIGHEST RANKED REMAINING 13 TEAMS (6 West Teams, 7 East Teams) WIN AT-LARGE BIDS
1+ [TOTAL WINS ÷ [1 + (1 ÷ (MAX PREPS RANK + USATODAY RANK + RIVALS.COM RANK))] ÷ (TOTAL GAMES PLAYED)] ÷ POINTS DIFFERENTIAL ≤ 2.00
The teams with the Lowest Qualifying Value win their state’s bid for Participation.
*If not ranked a value of 25.33 is assigned to each poll rank value
Example: Upper Division FL Team 1 is ranked #1 in all three polls and has outscored opponents by a total of 450 points in 14 games and finished their season with a 12-2 record. Their Ranking Value is 1.027
Lower Division FL team 2 is not ranked in any poll and has outscored their opponents by a total of 810 points in 14 games and finished with a 14-0 record has a value of 1.017
TEAM 2 WINS BID OVER TEAM 1
Each participating High School will be warded an Academic Resource & Facility Upgrade as follows:
1st Round Exit – $25,000
2nd Round Exit – $50,000
3rd Round Exit – $100,000
4th Round Exit – $150,000
Semi Finalist – $250,000
Runner-Up – $500,000
Champion – $1,000,000