Traditional Public (15): Exeter*, Gainesville*, Hallsville*, Hermann*, Lathrop*, Louisiana*, Moberly, New Bloomfield*, Orchard Farm A & B, Pilot Grove*, Pleasant Hill, South Callaway*, South Shelby*, Southern Boone
* indicates 10 "Very Small Schools" (300 or fewer in grades 10-12). Everyone plays in the same division, but the top 6 Very Small Schools will also be recognized
Charter and Private (2): St. Pius X, Valle Catholic
The Traditional Public division will use the card system like HSNCT:
The Charter and Private division will have 3 pools of 10 in the Saturday preliminary rounds, followed by double-elimination on Sunday for teams with a winning record:In the Traditional Public School division, teams will play nine power-matched games arranged via a card system. The cards will ensure that teams with similar records will be playing each other in every round. Every team with a winning record (5–4 or better) will advance to the playoffs. The elimination playoffs will be held on Sunday; teams that finish Saturday 6–3 or better can lose twice before being eliminated; teams that finish 5–4 on Saturday will be eliminated after a single loss.
Note that (my understanding is) 5-4 teams in the larger Traditional Public division will start the double elimination playoffs with one loss, while the Charter and Private school playoffs will be purely double elimination (i.e., 5-4 teams aren't eliminated with only one loss).In the Charter and Private School division, teams will be divided into three pools of ten teams to play nine round-robin matches on Saturday. Every team with a winning record (5–4 or better) will advance to the playoffs. Sunday’s playoffs will be double-elimination (so every team can lose twice before being eliminated).
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