There will be some changes to the postseason prep athletic formats during the 2020-21 academic school year.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) plans on creating a seeding system at the regional level in ice hockey as well as creating adjustments to basketball and soccer districts.
Staring next winter, hockey will have a seeding process where the top two teams in every regional will be on opposite sides of the bracket. That means if both teams win throughout the regional, the top two seeds will meet in the regional title game.
Teams will be seeded based on the Michigan Power Rating (MPR), a computer formula the MHSAA used for seedings during the 2019-20 basketball seasons and boys soccer season. The teams with the highest ratings by a given point of the regular season will earn the top seed in their regional followed by the teams with the second-highest point total taking the second seed.
The basketball and soccer seasons used seedings during the 2019-20 school year but will take them a step further. If a bracket has a bye, the top seeded team will earn that bye.