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North Sanpete Edges Juab, Grantsville For Top Seed In 3A

Oct 19, 2019, 10:25 AM | Updated: Jun 3, 2020, 2:04 pm
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Salt Lake City, UTAH – The Utah High School Activities Association has released its final RPI ranking for the 2019 football season. The North Sanpete Hawks earn the top seed in the 3A classification after a 9-1 regular season.

Beginning with the 2019-20 academic year, the UHSAA changed the seeding format for the state tournament for baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

Previously, the top four teams from each region earned bids to the postseason, but in the new RPI format, every team earns a spot in the postseason. Seeding is determined based on RPI rankings.

RPI is based on winning percentage, opponents winning percentage, and opponents’ opponents winning percentage.

Top Seeds

There are 16 teams in the 3A classification, and so no teams were able to earn first round byes. The top four seeds for the 3A tournament are North Sanpete, Juab, Grantsville, and Manti.

Race For The Top Seed

It was a tight race for the top seed in 3A with just .033 points separating the top five teams in the RPI rankings. North Sanpete justed edged Juab by .001 point to earn the top overall seed.

Dates and Locations

Home teams host games in the first two rounds of the playoffs. The first round is scheduled for October 25th.

Tune into Game Night Live tonight at 6PM on KSL to see the final week of action in the Utah High School football season, and a full breakdown of the brackets.

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