Big changes coming to the state playoffs starting 2020.

Big changes are coming to the state high school football playoffs starting in 2020.

At its representative council meeting earlier this week, the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved changes to the selection process of teams for the high school football playoffs that will have a big impact on scheduling.

The selections of playoff teams will now be weighted more toward strength of schedule, quality wins and losses to better teams, instead of simply trying to win six games and automatically qualify.

The MHSAA is altogether getting rid of the six-win requirement, and qualifiers will be selected based on a playoff-point average. In my opinion this should have happened years ago. I  guess better late than never.

Players run out to huddle with coach Rob Mendez, the head coach for...

Players run out to huddle with coach Rob Mendez, the head coach for the Prospect High School Junior Varsity football team, before their game against James Lick High School on September 28, 2018 in... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

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