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6A Girls Basketball Playoff Qualifications

Rankings Freeze and Play-In Dates Summary

6A Girls Basketball

32-team OSAA bracket

1)       Automatic Qualifiers – Twenty-four teams automatically qualify for the OSAA’s 32-team bracket based on regular season and/or district tournament play.  Each league determines how they will select their allotted playoff spots. 

a)       PIL – 4; Metro – 4; Mt. Hood – 4; Three Rivers – 4; Greater Valley – 4; Southwest – 4

PIL - Benson, Grant, Roosevelt, Lincoln
Metro - Southridge, Beaverton, Jesuit, Glencoe
Mt. Hood - Oregon City, Clackamas, Central Catholic, David Douglas
Three Rivers - Tigard, West Linn, Canby, Sherwood
Greater Valley - McMinnville, Forest Grove, McNary, South Salem
Southwest - Sheldon, North Medford, South Medford, Grants Pass

2)       Rankings Freeze Date – The rankings will freeze at 10pm on Wednesday, February 21. 

3)       At-Large Qualifiers – Four additional teams qualify for the OSAA’s 32-team bracket based on the OSAA rankings.

a)       Once the rankings are frozen, the four highest ranked teams not already an automatic league qualifier will qualify as At-Large teams.

At-Large #1 - Westview
At-Large #2 - St. Mary's Academy
At-Large #3 - West Albany
At-Large #4 - Tualatin

4)       Play-In Model – Eight teams will qualify as Play-In teams based on the frozen OSAA rankings.

a)       Once the Twentyfour automatic league qualifiers and the four At-Large teams are determined, the next eight highest ranked teams will compete in four Play-In contests on Friday, February 23. (or Saturday, February 24). 

b)       The eight teams will be ranked 1-8 with the highest ranked team hosting the lowest ranked team.  Same league matchups will be avoided, if possible. When a matchup of two league opponents exist there will be ONE attempt to move the lower ranked team to avoid the match up. If this doesn't solve the problem then the matchup of the two opponents from the same league will take place.   Winners advance to the OSAA 32-team bracket.

#8 @ #1 - Lake Oswego @ Liberty
#7 @ #2 - Sunset @ Lakeridge
#6 @ #3 - Willamette @ West Salem
#5 @ #4 - Cleveland @ Century

5)       Rankings – Once the 32 qualifying teams are determined, they will be placed on the OSAA bracket according to OSAA Board Policy “State Championships – Rankings.”