WIAA Announces Changes for Boys Basketball Playoffs: ‘Pods’ Format in 2020-21

Madison (OnFocus) – The WIAA High School Basketball Playoffs and State Tournament will look quite different in 2021. With many Milwaukee area and Madison area large schools not competing this year, the WIAA reorganized high school basketball teams within the five division setup that has been in place.

Once the revised divisions were created, teams were divided into ‘pods’ of 5-6 teams. The week before the basketball playoffs begin, teams within each pod will be seeded and brackets created, with higher seeded teams hosting.

Complete Pods Links HERE

Tournament Schedule

Regionals – February 16, February 19 and February 20
Sectional Semi Final – February 25 – Sectional Final – February 27
State Tournament March 4-5-6, 2021

Area Teams and pods they are placed in, by Division

Division 1: Eau Claire Memorial, Eau Claire North, Holmen, Marshfield, La Crosse Central, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln

Division 1: DC Everest, Appleton North, SPASH, Hortonville, Wausau West

Division 2: Lakeland, Rhinelander, Medford, Merrill, Wausau East, Mosinee

Division 3: Chequamegon, Stanley-Boyd, Colby, Stratford, Neillsville

Division 4: Auburndale, Pacelli, Tri-County, Wild Rose,  Rosholt, Iola-Scandinavia

Division 4: Abbotsford, Athens, Edgar, Marathon, Spencer, Thorp

Division 5: Mercer, Newman Catholic, Prentice, Rib Lake, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran

Division 5: Almond-Bancroft, Assumption, Columbus Catholic, Greenwood, Loyal, Port Edwards

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]