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2014 IHSA football playoffs by the numbers

A look inside the numbers of the 2014 IHSA state football playoffs

256

Teams that qualify for the playoffs.

32

Teams per class.

8

Number of classes.

13

State titles won by Joliet Catholic, most in state history.

29

Seasons in a row Mount Carmel has qualified for the playoffs, a state record. Stevenson is next at 26.

25

State championships won by Catholic League Blue teams.

5

Teams from the five-team Chicago Catholic League Blue that qualified for the playoffs.

1

Programs that have won five or more consecutive state titles. Addison Driscoll won seven in a row (2001-07). Rochester will try for its fifth in a row this year.

1

Four-win teams in the playoffs. Payton qualified by winning the Chicago Illini Heartland Conference.

39

Points needed for at-large teams to qualify for the playoffs. Aurora Christian won a tie-breaker as the last to get in over Wheaton Academy by having played more teams that made the playoffs.

56

Playoff points earned by Brother Rice, the most of any team in the postseason.

114

Enrollment of Hope Academy, smallest in the field.

4,262

Enrollment of Warren, largest in the field.

52

Consecutive winning seasons by Geneseo, which has four state titles and five runner-up finishes, including last season.

26

Undefeated teams in the playoffs.

45

5-4 teams that made the field.

22

5-4 teams that didn't make the field.

They're No. 1 seeds

4A: Rockford Lutheran, Greenville, Carterville

3A: Newman Central Catholic, Wilmington, Williamsville, Robinson

2A: Eastland-Pearl City, Fieldcrest, Georgetown-RFC, Lawrenceville

1A: Rockford Christian Life, Stark County, Carrollton

Last team in: Aurora Christian.

First team out: Wheaton Academy.

He said it: "We thought we'd be in 8A and we're excited. New faces, new places. We've never played Maine South in this run, or Brother Rice, Stevenson, Mount Carmel, Loyola. It is a new challenge." — Glenbard West coach Chad Hetlet

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