Video: Top 10 toughest high school football playoff bracketsThree brackets from Texas are featured.
It is officially playoff time in high school football. Every state outside of Texas will have started or ended the postseason by the end of this weekend.
The Lone Star State gets cracking next week and the state championships are the weekend before Christmas.
Speaking of Texas, they are the leaders when it comes to playoff brackets selected. They claim three of the Top 10 spots. Both 6A fields and the the 5A-Division I bracket all made the list. Winning a state title in Texas football is one of the hardest things to do in high school sports and especially in the three largest classifications.
The other seven states include California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland/Washington D.C., Ohio, New Jersey, and Alabama. See the video above for a breakdown of each.Watch the video above for the order of the Top 10.
The Ohio Division I tournament was an easy selection and it features 32 of the top teams from The Buckeye State. Some notable teams include No. 24 Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio)
, Mentor (Mentor, Ohio)
, Elder (Cincinnati, Ohio)
, St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)
, Hilliard Davidson (Hilliard, Ohio) Reynoldsburg (Reynoldsburg, Ohio)
, and the defending D1 state champs - Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio)
The four other states get started this week.
Expect the winner of the No. 5 Carol City (Miami)
vs. No. 11 Central (Miami)
matchup in the second round to win the 6A class and No. 13 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
is the favorite to win the 7A bracket. But the most competitive, wide-open bracket in the Sunshine State has to be the 8A tournament. Sure, the others have the Top 25 names, but 8A is as tough to win as any bracket in the country.