Championship Information

Football


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Campo Verde High School (CVHS)
3870 S. Quartz St.
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Fountain Hills High School
16100 E. Palisades Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Maricopa High School (MHS)
45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.
Maricopa, AZ 85139

University of Arizona (UofA)
545 N. National Championship Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85719

Admission Fees

State Tournament All Rounds:
$10.00 Adults
$5.00 Students with High School ID
Children five and under admitted free

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

Please note that live streaming of any postseason event must be done through AZPreps365.com and/or NFHSNetwork.com. Events broadcasted by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for postseason competition. If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network are not broadcasting, a school may broadcast using the following two options:

YouTube or Ustream broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has YouTube or Ustream account, it can simulcast the event for free through AZPreps365.com by working with the athletic director.

NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, it can stream through the NFHS Network.

None of the above for broadcasting: Please contact the AIA at info@azpreps365.com with a request to stream an event.

State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7 p.m., TBD
Final: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, UofA

5A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7 p.m., TBD
Final: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, UofA

4A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7 p.m., TBD
Final: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, UofA

3A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 2 & 6:30 p.m., CVHS
Final: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m., CVHS

2A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 2 & 6:30 p.m., FHHS
Final: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m., CVHS

1A:
First Round: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 6 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 2 & 6:30 p.m., MHS
Final: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 6:30 p.m., MHS

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change
Note: See brackets for sites listed as TBD

State Tournament Qualifying

6A, 5A, 4A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of eight (8) games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region (except 6A Southern) will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The automatic bid in 6A Southern will be the winner of the No. 1 Tucson division team vs. the No. 1 Yuma division team. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams, and will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 6A: Seven (7) automatic bids and nine (9) at-large qualifiers based on ranking
  • 5A/4A: Eight (8) automatic bids and eight (8) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

3A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of eight (8) games. Based on region standings, the top two teams in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams, and will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 3A: 12 automatic bids and four (4) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

2A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of eight (8) games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams; however, each region champion will be guaranteed a home game in the first round even if it is the lower seed in the matchup (if the first round game is between two region champions, the higher seed will host). The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 2A: Six (6) automatic bids and 10 at-large qualifiers based on ranking

1A (12-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minmum of six (6) games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 12 teams, and will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 1A: Four (4) automatic bids and eight (8) at-large qualifiers based on ranking