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Playoff Eligible

The WIAA football playoff qualification process can be a bit confusing at times, and this report attempts to simplify where teams stand as of games played through Week 7. This report will be updated again after each week of the season.

Teams that have a conference winning percentage better than .500 are guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. Teams that finish with a conference record of exactly .500 are playoff eligible, but not guaranteed a spot. However, in most years only a few teams that finish .500 do not make the playoffs, and the last three years, every team that finished at .500 in conference did get in, along with several that were under .500.

It is important to note that being "Playoff Eligible" does not mean the team is guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, just that they have met the minimum requirement to qualify. Also, teams not on these lists may still qualify for the playoffs, but will need to win multiple league games.

Through games played in Week Seven, 114 teams have clinched playoff spots. 33 teams have become playoff-eligible by guaranteeing themselves at least a .500 league record and can clinch with one more win. 42 other teams can clinch a playoff spot with another conference win.

40 teams can become playoff eligible with one more conference win.

This Playoff Qualifying Report lists those teams that have clinched a playoff spot, those that have become playoff eligible, those that can clinch a spot with one more win, and those that can become playoff eligible with one more win.

The Playoff Qualifying Report will be updated each week for the rest of the regular season.

To view how many CONFERENCE games your favorite team will need to win to become playoff eligible and/or clinch a playoff spot, please see the list by conference here.
 
To view the full WIAA playoff qualifying procedures, click here.
 
To view Standings for all conferences on one page, please click here.
 
To view Enrollment numbers and a projected divisional placement for each team for the 2017 season, please click here.
 
You can sort by the different columns (School, Enrollment, Projected Division, Conference) by clicking on the heading on each particular table.
 
* - Teams with an asterisk (*) by their name will receive a forfeit Flyway Conference win against North Fond du Lac later in the season, with the win counted in their current projection. Teams with a (#) by their name will receive a forfeit Lakeland-Large Conference win against Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore later in the season, with the win counted in their current projection. Teams with a (^) by their name will receive a forfeit CWC-Small Conference win against Port Edwards later in the season, with the win counted in their current projection. Teams with a (~) by their name will receive a forfeit South Central Conference win against Westfield later in the season, with the win counted in their current projection.

TEAMS THAT HAVE CLINCHED A PLAYOFF SPOT

114 teams

(Guaranteed conference record over .500)

Team Enrollment Projected Division Conference
Abbotsford 192 7 Cloverwood
Amherst 326 5 CWC-Large
Antigo 812 3 Great Northern
Appleton North 2015 1 VFA-North
Badger 1492 1 Southern Lakes
Bangor 180 7 Scenic Bluffs
Bay Port 1865 1 FRCC
Berlin 560 4 East Central
Black Hawk 107 7 Six Rivers
Bloomer 384 5 Heart O’North
Bonduel 304 5 CWC-Large
Brookfield Central 1277 2 Greater Metro
Brookfield East 1216 2 Greater Metro
Brookwood 209 6 Scenic Bluffs
Catholic Memorial 666 3 Classic Eight
Cedar Grove-Belgium 352 5 Big East
Clear Lake 191 7 Lakeland-South
Clinton 364 5 Rock Valley
Crandon 237 6 MONLPC-Small
Cuba City 241 6 SWAL
DeForest 1037 2 Badger-North
Eau Claire Memorial 1753 1 Big Rivers
Edgar 192 7 Marawood
Elk Mound 316 5 Dunn-St. Croix
Fall River 134 7 Trailways-Small
Fennimore 247 6 SWAL
Fond du Lac 2060 1 VFA-South
Fox Valley Lutheran 584 3 North Eastern
Franklin 1508 1 Southeast
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 418 4 Coulee
Grantsburg 261 6 Lakeland-North
Green Bay Preble 2194 1 FRCC
Green Bay Southwest 1133 2 FRCC
Greendale 927 3 Woodland-West
Hartford Union 1368 2 North Shore
Holmen 1111 2 Mississippi Valley
Homestead 1334 2 North Shore
Howards Grove 272 6 Big East
Hudson 1802 1 Big Rivers
Independence/Gilmanton 168 7 Dairyland
Iola-Scandinavia 216 6 CWC-Large
Ithaca 134 7 Ridge & Valley
Jefferson 657 3 Rock Valley
Johnson Creek 194 7 Trailways-Small
Kewaskum 620 3 East Central
Kiel 445 4 Eastern Wisconsin
Kimberly 1530 1 VFA-North
Laconia * 323 5 Flyway
Lake Country Lutheran 309 5 Midwest Classic
Lancaster 281 5 SWC
Lodi 495 4 Capitol-North
Lourdes Academy 181 7 Trailways-Small
Loyal 145 7 Cloverwood
Luxemburg-Casco 639 3 North Eastern
Madison West 2191 1 Big Eight
Markesan 243 6 Trailways-Large
Mauston 503 4 South Central
Mayville * 386 5 Flyway
Melrose-Mindoro 223 6 Dairyland
Menasha 997 2 Bay
Menomonie 966 2 Big Rivers
Middleton 2157 1 Big Eight
Milwaukee Bay View/Lifelong Learning 1051 2 Milwaukee-Richardson
Milwaukee King 1524 1 Milwaukee-Blackbourn
Milwaukee Morse.Marshall/Carmen Northwest/Juneau/Languages 2115 1 Milwaukee-Blackbourn
Milwaukee Riverside/Golda Meir 2234 1 Milwaukee-Richardson
Monona Grove 1022 2 Badger-South
Mosinee 634 3 Great Northern
Mount Horeb/Barneveld 870 3 Badger-North
Muskego 1590 1 Classic Eight
Neenah 2026 1 VFA-South
New Berlin Eisenhower 850 3 Woodland-West
New Richmond 910 3 Middle Border
Northern Elite 243 6 MONLPC-Small
Northwestern 456 4 Heart O’North
Notre Dame 770 3 FRCC
Oconto 303 5 MONLPC-Large
Onalaska 910 3 Mississippi Valley
Osceola 536 4 Middle Border
Pecatonica/Argyle 226 6 Six Rivers
Pittsville ^ 184 7 CWC-Small
Potosi/Cassville 181 7 Six Rivers
Racine Horlick 1987 1 Southeast
Racine Lutheran 234 6 Metro Classic
Racine Saint Catherine’s 367 5 Metro Classic
Saint Croix Central 419 4 Middle Border
Saint Francis 540 4 Midwest Classic
Saint Mary's Springs 252 6 Flyway
Sheboygan Falls 534 4 Eastern Wisconsin
Slinger 1048 2 North Shore
Southern Door 321 5 MONLPC-Large
Spencer/Columbus Catholic 367 5 Cloverbelt
Spring Valley 208 6 Dunn-St. Croix
Stanley-Boyd 295 5 Cloverbelt
Stoughton 1011 2 Badger-South
Stratford 322 5 Marawood
Sun Prairie 2370 1 Big Eight
Turner 464 4 Rock Valley
Unity 256 6 Lakeland-North
Verona 1594 1 Big Eight
Wabeno Area/Laona 195 7 MONLPC-Small
Waterford 1088 2 Southern Lakes
Waukesha West 1198 2 Classic Eight
Waunakee 1236 2 Badger-North
Wautoma 427 4 South Central
Wauzeka/Seneca 189 7 Ridge & Valley
Webster # 196 7 Lakeland-North
West De Pere 896 3 Bay
West Salem 543 4 Mississippi Valley
Whitefish Bay 922 3 North Shore
Whitnall 816 3 Woodland-East
Wild Rose 178 7 CWC-Small
Wrightstown 492 4 North Eastern
Xavier 540 4 Bay

TEAMS THAT ARE PLAYOFF-ELIGIBLE & CAN CLINCH WITH ONE MORE WIN

33 teams

(Teams that have guaranteed at least .500 conference record)

Team Enrollment Projected Division Conference
Almond-Bancroft 121 7 CWC-Small
Appleton West 1418 2 VFA-North
Belleville 259 6 Capitol-South
Brookfield Academy 330 5 Midwest Classic
Cambridge 255 6 Capitol-South
Colby 292 5 Cloverbelt
De Soto 151 7 Ridge & Valley
Dodgeland 238 6 Trailways-Large
Durand 296 5 Dunn-St. Croix
Freedom 534 4 North Eastern
Germantown 1405 2 Greater Metro
Hilbert/Stockbridge 187 7 Big East
Horicon/Hustisford 364 5 Trailways-Large
Kewaunee 310 5 MONLPC-Large
Lake Holcombe/Cornell 198 6 Lakeland-South
Little Chute 497 4 North Eastern
Manitowoc Lutheran 205 6 Big East
Marathon 242 6 Marawood
Merrill 830 3 Great Northern
Milwaukee Hamilton/Audubon 2247 1 Milwaukee-Richardson
Milwaukee Lutheran 730 3 Woodland-East
Milwaukee Washington/Academy of Science/Collegiate Academy 1349 2 Milwaukee-Blackbourn
Mineral Point 199 6 SWAL
New London 683 3 Bay
Oshkosh West 1695 1 VFA-South
Pardeeville 245 6 Trailways-Large
Pewaukee 853 3 Woodland-West
Regis 221 6 Cloverbelt
Sussex Hamilton 1484 1 Greater Metro
Turtle Lake 128 7 Lakeland-South
University School of Milwaukee 395 4 Midwest Classic
Whitehall 200 6 Dairyland
Wisconsin Rapids 1564 1 VFA-West

TEAMS THAT CAN CLINCH A PLAYOFF SPOT WITH ONE MORE CONFERENCE WIN

42 teams

Team Enrollment Projected Division Conference
Arcadia 345 5 Coulee
Assumption 146 7 Cloverwood
Beaver Dam 1081 2 Badger-North
Burlington 1131 2 Southern Lakes
Cambria-Friesland 116 7 Trailways-Small
Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 267 6 Heart O’North
Chippewa Falls 1510 1 Big Rivers
Crivitz 211 6 MONLPC-Small
Cumberland 272 6 Heart O’North
Dominican 353 5 Metro Classic
East Troy 587 3 Rock Valley
Ellsworth 490 4 Middle Border
Evansville/Albany 657 3 Rock Valley
Hurley 162 7 WestPAC
Janesville Craig 1857 1 Big Eight
Kenosha Indian Trail 2587 1 Southeast
Kenosha St. Joseph 328 5 Metro Classic
La Crosse Central 1110 2 Mississippi Valley
Lake Mills 403 4 Capitol-North
Martin Luther 508 4 Metro Classic
Nekoosa ~ 398 4 South Central
New Holstein 351 5 Eastern Wisconsin
Oak Creek 2077 1 Southeast
Oregon 1123 2 Badger-South
Owen-Withee 143 7 Cloverwood
Platteville 418 4 SWC
Plymouth 780 3 East Central
Prairie du Chien 341 5 SWC
Pulaski 1078 2 FRCC
Rice Lake 707 3 Big Rivers
River Ridge 160 7 Six Rivers
River Valley 439 4 SWC
Spooner 351 5 Heart O’North
Two Rivers 478 4 Eastern Wisconsin
Valders 365 5 Eastern Wisconsin
Watertown 1345 2 Badger-South
Watertown Luther Prep 426 4 Capitol-North
Westby 363 5 Coulee
Wilmot Union 1109 2 Southern Lakes
Winneconne 486 4 East Central
Wisconsin Dells ~ 429 4 South Central
Wittenberg-Birnamwood 321 5 CWC-Large

TEAMS THAT CAN BECOME PLAYOFF-ELIGIBLE (GUARANTEED CONFERENCE .500 RECORD) WITH ONE MORE WIN

40 teams

Team Enrollment Projected Division Conference
Arrowhead 2175 1 Classic Eight
Ashland 659 3 Great Northern
Auburndale 241 6 Marawood
Cochrane-Fountain City 223 6 Dairyland
Elmwood/Plum City 174 7 Lakeland-South
Frederic 120 7 Lakeland-South
Glenwood City 220 6 Dunn-St. Croix
Greenfield 1199 2 Woodland-East
Hillsboro 152 7 Scenic Bluffs
Iowa-Grant 184 7 SWAL
Kettle Moraine 1422 2 Classic Eight
Kohler/Sheboygan Area Lutheran/Sheboygan County Christian 518 4 Big East
Marinette 636 3 North Eastern
Marquette University 2106 1 Greater Metro
Marshfield 1184 2 VFA-West
Menomonee Falls 1309 2 Greater Metro
Milwaukee Bradley Technical 1297 2 Milwaukee-Richardson
Milwaukee Career & Tech. Ed. 399 4 Milwaukee-Blackbourn
Milwaukee Reagan 1307 2 Milwaukee-Richardson
Milwaukee Vincent/Destiny 1312 2 Milwaukee-Blackbourn
Mishicot 238 6 Big East
Mondovi 271 6 Dunn-St. Croix
New Berlin West 705 3 Woodland-West
New Glarus/Monticello 338 5 Capitol-South
New Lisbon 171 7 Scenic Bluffs
Omro 396 4 Flyway
Peshtigo 372 5 MONLPC-Large
Reedsville 206 6 Big East
Rosholt 186 7 CWC-Small
Royall 146 7 Scenic Bluffs
Saint Croix Falls 297 5 Lakeland-North
Seymour 717 3 Bay
Shell Lake 185 7 Lakeland-North
South Milwaukee 1159 2 Woodland-East
Tomahawk 400 4 Marawood
Tri-County ^ 179 7 CWC-Small
Waterloo 268 6 Capitol-South
Waukesha North 1246 2 Classic Eight
Waupaca 679 3 Bay
Wisconsin Lutheran 779 3 Woodland-West

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