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2020 Division 1 Football Teams

The MHSAA recently announced the 2020 high school football divisions and, as anticipated, the Sterling Heights Stevenson Titans will compete in Division 1.


There is a new playoff format for the 2020 season. In the past, teams qualified for the state playoffs with six wins. Some exceptions were made for five win teams. This is no longer the case. Teams must earn playoff points to earn a chance to play for the state championship.


Here is the breakdown:


65 teams compete in Division 1. These 65 teams span across the state. Only the top 32 teams, with the most playoff points, qualify and compete in the state playoffs.


So how do you earn points?


It depends on your opponent. For example, eight of the nine regular season games Stevenson competes in 2020 are against Division 1 opponents. The other game is against a Division 2 team. If Stevenson goes undefeated they will accrue 535 points based on the below formula.


Win against opponents in:


Div 1 = 60 points

Div 2 = 55 points

Div 3 = 50 points

Div 4 = 45 points

Div 5 = 40 points

Div 6 = 35 points

Div 7 = 30 points

Div 8 = 25 points


Now here is where it gets confusing


Stevenson will get "bonus points" for each of its opponents wins.


Stevenson will earn bonus points for each of its opponents wins, regardless of whether or not Stevenson defeated the opponent. We could try to explain bonus points to you but it probably be best if you visit this link to learn more:


https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/documents/FB/Adjusted%20SOS%20Table.pdf


It is somewhat confusing.


Will the Titans make the playoffs in 2020? They will have to work exceptionally hard. They have a tremendously difficult schedule in 2020. But, WE BELIEVE!


It is going to be a great ride and a fun time this season!


Here is the list of the 65 teams competing for the Division 1 State Championship. Only two will earn a ticket to Ford Field! The number next to the team is the student enrollment and an * indicates a Stevenson opponent for 2020.


Macomb Dakota 3007 *

Dearborn Fordson 2782

East Kentwood 2687

Grand Blanc 2681

Shelby Twp Eisenhower 2599 *

Sterling Heights Stevenson 2545

Northville 2543

Rockford 2358 *

Lake Orion 2352

Clinton Twp Chippewa Valley 2347 *

Detroit Cass Tech 2335

Clarkston 2325

Oxford 2313 *

Howell 2288

Canton Salem 2269

Troy 2265

Canton Plymouth 2232

Ann Arbor Pioneer 2207

Canton 2189

Holland West Ottawa 2145

Dearborn 2125

Brighton 2117

West Bloomfield 2036

Novi 2026

Hudsonville 2010

Grand Haven 2002

Hartland 1991

Southfield A&T 1969

Fair Haven Anchor Bay 1950

Novi Detroit Catholic Central 1950

Troy Athens 1926

Utica 1916 *

Macomb L'Anse Creuse North 1866

Ann Arbor Huron 1864

Utica Ford 1830 *

Bloomfield Hills 1822

Saline 1802

Monroe 1785

Detroit Western International 1783

Rochester Hills 1781

Lapeer 1776

Davison 1745

Livonia Stevenson 1742

Grandville 1741

Taylor 1736

Grand Rapids Union 1727

Romeo 1713 *

Grand Ledge 1709

Belleville 1703

Kalamazoo Central 1699

Holt 1696

Brownstown Twp Woodhaven 1664

Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 1659

White Lake Lakeland 1649

Wayne Memorial 1631

Commerce Twp1630

Ann Arbor Skyline 1622

Westland John Glenn 1608

Rochester Adams 1602

Traverse City West 1601

Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 1595

Farmington 1586

Dearborn Edsel Ford 1556

Fraser 1497

Warren Mott 1497






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