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1973 Indiana High School Football Season

The IHSAA instituted a playoff system beginning in 1973. Schools were separated into three classes based on enrollment. Each class was divided into four geographical districts. Schools that won their district advanced to the playoffs.

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IHSAA State Champions


Class Champion Winning Coach
Class 3A South Bend Washington (12-0) Bob Van Camp
Class 2A Greenfield-Central (12-0) Clayton Myers
Class 1A Mishawaka Marian (10-2) Mike Hecklinski

Final Polls


The AP media poll ranked the Top 20 teams, while the UPI only ranked the Top 10.
AP Media Poll (Nov. 7)
Rk. Team (Final W-L) W-L Pts. FPV
t1 Bloomington South (10-1) 10-0 230 8
t1 South Bend Washington (12-0, 3A champs) 10-0 230 8
3 Indpls. Cathedral (11-1) 10-0 195
4 Ft. Wayne Luers 8-1 184
5 South Bend St. Joseph's 9-1 179
6 Hammond Gavit (10-1) 10-0 162
7 Richmond 8-2 120
8 Providence (11-1) 10-0 119
9 Hobart 9-1 97
10 Valparaiso 9-1 88
t11 Mishawaka 9-1 86
t11 Terre Haute South 10-0 86
13 Mishawaka Marian (10-2, 1A champs) 8-2 38
14 Anderson 9-1 29
15 Ft. Wayne Dwenger (8-2) 8-1 28
16 Ft. Wayne Northrop 8-1 24
17 Tell City (9-2) 9-1 22
18 Wawasee (9-1) 9-0 19
19 Ev. Reitz 7-2 16
t20 Greenfield Central (12-0, 2A champs) 10-0 13
t20 Hamilton Heights (9-1) 9-0 13
Litkenhous Ratings (Nov. 12)
Rk. Team W-L Pts.
1 Richmond 8-2 96.7
2 Ft. Wayne Luers 8-1 94.4
3 Indpls. Cathedral 11-0 93.4
4 Bloomington South 10-1 92.6
5 Ev. Reitz 7-2 92.1
6 South Bend Washington 11-0 91.5
7 Indpls. Washington 90.8
8 Valparaiso 9-1 90.4
9 Ev. Bosse 7-2 90.0
t10 Ft. Wayne Northrop 8-1 88.9
t10 Hobart 9-1 88.9
UPI Coaches Poll (Nov. 7)
Rk. Team W-L Pts. FPV
1 Bloomington South 10-0 118 10
2 South Bend Washington 10-0 108 2
3 Indpls. Cathedral 10-0 94
4 Hammond Gavit 10-0 64
5 Richmond 8-2 45
6 Ft. Wayne Luers 8-1 41
t7 Hobart 9-1 35
t7 South Bend St. Joseph's 9-1 35
9 Providence 10-0 25
10 Terre Haute South 10-0 15

Conference Champions


Conference Champion
Allen County Homestead & Woodlan [cancelled when Woodlan qualified for playoffs]
North Division: Woodlan (4-0)
South Division: Homestead (4-0)
Big Blue River
Blue Chip Mitchell (3-0)
Central Indiana
Central Suburban
Duneland Hobart (4-0)
Eastern Indiana East Central
Hoosier Hills Bedford North Lawrence & Madison
Indiana Lake Shore Hammond Gavit (7-0)
Lake Suburban Merrillville (7-0)
Mid-Indiana Football
Mid-Southern
Mid-State
Midwest Frontier (5-0)
North Central Richmond
Northeast Corner Hamilton (4-1) & Prairie Heights (4-1)
Northeastern Indiana FW Concordia 16, South Adams 14
East-West Division: South Adams (3-1)
North-South Division: DeKalb (3-1) & Fort Wayne Concordia (3-1)
Northern Indiana South Bend Washington (7-0)
Northern Indiana Valley South Bend St. Joseph's (5-0)
Northern Lakes Plymouth (6-1), Warsaw (6-1), & Wawasee (6-1)
Northern State Jimtown (4-1) & LaVille (4-1)
Northwest Hoosier Winamac (5-0)
Northwestern Gary Wallace (6-0)
Olympic
Pocket South Spencer (8-0)
Rangeline
Sagamore
South Central Bloomington South
SIAC Division A Terre Haute South (4-0)
SIAC Division B Tell City (6-0)
Summit Fort Wayne Luers 28, Fort Wayne Dwenger 14
North Division: Fort Wayne Dwenger (4-0)
South Division: Fort Wayne Luers (3-0)
Three Rivers Triton (3-0)
Tri-Eastern
West Central
White River

City Champions


City Champion
Evansville Bosse (5-1) & Reitz (5-1)
Indianapolis Cathedral (9-0)
East Division: Cathedral (7-0)
West Division: Chatard (6-1)

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