2016 Playoff Format Details

2016 Playoff Information

The Finals are over and here is how things played out... 

OHSLA Championship Bracket

West Linn won the 2015 OHSLA Championship by defeating Lakeridge for the second consecutive year.  Check the 2015 Championship Recap for a recap (with pictures) of the Championship Game.  There are also recaps with photos for both championship Semi-Final games: West Linn vs Jesuit and Lakeridge vs. Sunset

To see how we got to the Final Four weekend the final Championship bracket after the Final on June 6th, 2015:

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2015 Championship Final Bracket, June 6th, 2015.  Click for larger image.

OHSLA Championship Bracket Formation

  1. There are "automatic" bids, to use the nomenclature of the NCAA tournaments, given to the first and second place teams in each Conference.  The remaining "At-Large" bids are given to the teams with the highest LAXPower Ratings at the end of the regular season that did not recieve automatic bids.  How are Lax Power ratings calculated?  Check out the explanation on LAXPower
  2. The top eight LAXPower rated teams earn a bye. 
  3. Since some of the automatic bids went to teams that were not in the LAXPower top 24 rated teams, the tournament seeds may not be a direct match to the LAXPower ratings number. 

The 2015 Championship bracket bids, by conference, have been awarded to: 

Conference Automatic Bids At-Large Bids
Pacific Tualatin (#13)
Tigard (#14)
Metro Jesuit (#2)
Sunset (#5)
Beaverton (#4)
Westview (#15)
Southridge (#20)
Columbia Lincoln (#7)
OES (#9)
Central Catholic (#10)
Wilson (#18)
Northwest Sherwood (#11)
Liberty (#12)
Wilsonville (#22)
Three Rivers West Linn (#3)
Lakeridge (#1)
Lake Oswego (#16)
Clackamas (#19)
North Valley West Salem (#23)
Sprague (#24)
Midwestern Thurston (#17)
Sheldon (#21)
High Desert Bend (#6)
Summit (#8)

OHSLA Cascade Cup Bracket

The recap with photos can be found on the Cascade Cup recap page, . Below is the Cascade Cup bracket after the Final on June 6th, 2015:

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2015 Cascade Cup Final Bracket.  Click for larger image.

Cascade Cup Bracket Formation

  1. The Cascade Cup includes the 16 highest rated teams from the LAXPower Ratings at the end of the season that are not part of the Championship Bracket. 
  2. Bracket seeding will map directly to relative LAXPower rankings of the teams. How are Lax Power ratings calculated?  Check out the explanation on LAXPower

Playoff Game Revenues and Costs

Revenue Sharing

According to OHSLA 2016 SOPs paragraph 32 for playoff games in Playoff Rounds 1 & 2, and Quarterfinals (and now Cascade Cup Semi-Finals) pricing and revenues are as follows:

  • Admission charges (prices to be determined by the Commissioner) MUST be charged to ALL spectators, not just those of the visiting school.
  • The gate total shall be split 50/50 with the OHSLA and host school after approved host expenses are subtracted from the gate total.  OHSLA Treasurer Lisa Hockman will email each club their referee costs after each playoff game.  The total amount due can be calculated from the 2014 OSHLA Playoff Payment Worksheet (right click and select "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As...", depending on your browser).  A copy of this worksheet with the payment can be sent to the OHSLA Treasurer.
  • If charging admission is a problem for any program, special arrangements must be made with the OHSLA prior to the game taking place.
  • Failure to charge admission/submit accounting worksheet/pay OHSLA share will result in (1) the team being billed for the average share received by the league received from schools in a similar playoff round PLUS (2) a $250 fine. 

If you have any questions or need a playoff calculation worksheet emailed to you, please email lisahockman@comcast.net


Travel Allowances

OHSLA will help with travel costs for visiting playoff teams in the first three rounds of the playoffs (first round, second round and quarter finals). 

The travel cost reimbursements have changed this year.  There will no longer be reimbursements for in district travel, and amounts for near district travel has been reduced slightly.  For teams that have home games as well as away games, the travel allowance for their away game can be applied as a credit (just like any approved host expense) to their final team billing.  The Table below shows the Travel Allowance from OHSLA for teams between the four areas in the state. 

  PDX Salem Eugene High Desert
PDX N/A $200 $300 $400
Salem $200 N/A $200 $300
Eugene $300 $200 N/A $300
High Desert$400 $300 $300 N/A


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