Prep football photo: Lodi senior Cameron McDonald

Lodi senior Cameron McDonald fires a pass over Lake Mills senior Hayden Iverson during the first half of Friday night's Capitol North Conference opener at Lake Mills Middle School.

WIAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS | ELIGIBILITY UPDATE

How it works

Teams that finish the regular season with a conference record higher than .500 are guaranteed a locked-in playoff berth.

Teams that finish at exactly .500 in conference play are considered “playoff eligible.” Though they technically are not guaranteed a berth, and in recent years, most (if not all) teams with .500 conference records have qualified.


Already locked in

Badger North: Waunakee (5-0 in conference); DeForest (4-1), Mount Horeb/Barneveld (4-1).

Badger South: Monona Grove (5-0), Stoughton (5-0).

Big Eight: Sun Prairie (7-0), Middleton (6-1), Madison West (5-2), Verona (5-2).

Capitol North: Lodi (3-0).

Rock Valley: Clinton (7-0), Beloit Turner (6-1), Jefferson (5-2).

Scenic Bluffs: Bangor (4-0), Brookwood (4-0).

Six Rivers: Black Hawk (5-0); Potosi/Cassville (5-1); Pecatonica/Argyle (4-2).

South Central: Mauston (3-0), Wautoma (3-0).

Southwest Wisconsin: Lancaster (3-0).

SWAL: Cuba City (5-0), Fennimore (4-1).

Trailways Large: Markesan (5-0).

Trailways Small: Fall River (5-0), Johnson Creek (4-1), Oshkosh Lourdes (4-1).


Already playoff eligible, and locked in with one more conference win

Capitol South: Belleville (2-1); Cambridge (2-0).

Ridge & Valley: De Soto (3-1).

SWAL: Mineral Point (3-1).

Trailways Large: Dodgeland (3-1), Horicon/Hustisford (3-1), Pardeeville (3-1).


Not yet playoff eligible, but locked in with one more conference win

Big Eight: Janesville Craig (4-3 in conference).

Capitol North: Lake Mills (2-1); Watertown Luther Prep (2-1).

Rock Valley: East Troy (4-3); Evansville/Albany (4-3).

Six Rivers: River Ridge (3-2).

South Central: Nekoosa (2-2).

Southwest Wisconsin: Platteville (2-1), Prairie du Chien (2-1), River Valley (2-1).

Trailways Small: Cambria-Friesland (3-2).


Playoff eligible with one more conference win

Badger North: Beaver Dam (3-2 in conference).

Badger South: Oregon (3-2); Watertown (3-2).

Capitol South: New Glarus/Monticello (1-1); Waterloo (1-2).

Scenic Bluffs: New Lisbon (2-2), Royall (2-2), Hillsboro (2-3).

SWAL: Iowa-Grant (2-2).

— Art Kabelowsky

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Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.