The projections listed below were compiled by Shaw Media high school football expert Steve Soucie.
These are not final playoff pairings, but a projection based on expected Week 9 outcomes. Class 8A and 7A are seeded 1 through 32. Classes 1A through 6A are broken into northern and southern brackets and then seeded 1 through 16.
The complete playoff field will be revealed at 8 p.m. Saturday on the IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show on NBC Sports Chicago-Plus.