Entries for 'Playoff brackets'

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '18

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '18
Sunday, October 21, 2018
For a fading moment, we thought we saw the Big Dipper floating through the second floor of the MHSAA office Sunday morning. Michigan’s northernmost high school in Calumet held the handle – but the only place the rest of the Region pointed was to questions a...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '17

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '17
Sunday, October 22, 2017
We haven’t had Michigan high school football teams travel by boat to their playoff games, nor fly like the birds over places like Saginaw Bay and the northern stretch of Lake Michigan. But phrases like “use the lake” and “follow the highway&rdqu...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '16

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '16
Monday, October 24, 2016
There was a wheel and something that looked like a magic wand. Another started out looking like the head of a caterpillar. A number of Michigan football teams realized their sky-high dreams with Sunday’s playoff selection announcement on Fox Sports Detroit. But e...
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Football Fans: Check this out

Football Fans: Check this out
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
We collect thousands of pieces of data throughout a football season leading up to the selection of playoff pairings after Week 9. The following reports show how all 272 playoff teams fared against others in the tournament this fall, a fun read for anyone following the f...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '15

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '15
Monday, October 26, 2015
The anticipation for the release of another year's MHSAA Football Playoff pairings is matched by a giant exhale only after the results are broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit, streamed online and posted on locker room doors and Facebook walls all over our state. And then t...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '14

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '14
Sunday, October 26, 2014
The pictures we drew Sunday morning at the MHSAA office won’t be found hanging on anyone’s walls. But we worked toward something suitable for framing – and these are the stories behind how we made some of the toughest decisions. 
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '13

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '13
Monday, October 28, 2013
At the end of the day – Sunday, in this case – the 2013 MHSAA football playoff field was determined based on a set of numbers we began working with long before the first kickoff of this season. So to kick off our discussion of how some of the 2013 playoff-s...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis 2012

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Between double checking data for more than a third of our 626 football teams, and creating 136 first-round games for our most popular tournament, the morning of MHSAA football "Selection Sunday" is both one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking of the school year. S...
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