8-Player Programs with 3-Year Average Enrollment - For 2019 and 2020
Only schools with a three-year enrollment average of 200 or less are eligible for the playoff series.
The WIAA sponsored reduced-player football prior to the advent of the football playoff system in 1976. There were 78 schools that fielded reduced-player squads in the late 1950s, 72 of which were eight-player teams and six that were six-player. However, that number dwindled to just a few programs by 1969.