Breaking down the seeds
To no one's surprise, the highest number of seeds still alive are No. 1s, which are still going in 16 of the 24 regions across Ohio. Interestingly, though, the bracket only "holds" with a 1-2 matchup for a state final four berth in five regions: 2 (Massillon-Toledo Whitmer), 10 (Napoleon-Bellevue), 13 (Brookfield-Creston Norwayne), 14 (Bishop Hartley-Ottawa Glandorf) and 23 (Danville-Newark Catholic).
Two seeds do not have a representative remaining: No. 8s - not an enormous surprise there - and, oddly, No. 5s.
The highest number of seeds alive beyond 1s are No. 2s and No. 4s, each with eight, followed by No. 3s with seven and No. 6s with five.
There are still four No. 7s going strong across the state: Hilliard Davidson (Region 3), Milton-Union (Region 16), Youngstown Ursuline (Region 17) and Patrick Henry (Region 18).
The News-Herald area representation in Week 13 is comprised of a pair of top seeds, Chagrin Falls in Region 9 and Kirtland in Region 17, and a pair of No. 4s in Mentor (Region 1) and Chardon (Region 5).
A statistical analysis isn't going to win any football games next weekend, of course. It just seemed like something worth noting.
- Chris Lillstrung | @CLillstrungNH