Matchups for the expanded CIF football playoff format, which includes competitive equity as a component over school enrollment, were announced Sunday.

 
 
There was one similarity from past years: De La Salle High is headed to the CIF Open Division state championship game.
 
 
The Spartans (12-1) will play familiar state opponent Centennial-Corona (14-0) at Sacramento State on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. The matchup was decided by the state's section commissioners Sunday, as were regional matchups. De La Salle and Centennial were selected as the top teams from Northern and Southern California, respectively, and advance directly to the CIF Open Division state championship game.
 
 
It is a rematch of last year's record-setting Open Division state championship game, which De La Salle won 63-42. It will be the fifth meeting in 10 years between De La Salle and Centennial in a state bowl game.
 
 
This year's game could be viewed as a battle between Centennial's prolific offense and De La Salle's stingy defense. Centennial has averaged an eye-popping 56.4 points per game this season; De La Salle's defense has allowed an average of only 7.8 points this season, including five shutouts.
 
 
"That's an intriguing matchup, for sure," said De La Salle coach Justin Alumbaugh. "Our defense has been playing really, really well. Their offense is obviously incredible. ... That's obviously one very important matchup. There's more to it than that. We will have to move the ball."
 
 
 
 
The Northern regionals have grown from four to 12 matchups. On Sunday, the section commissioners slotted qualified regional teams into various divisions -- with competitive equity a major factor.
 
 
Clayton Valley Charter coach Tim Murphy is fine with his team's situation. The Ugly Eagles (12-1) will travel to face Oak Grove-San Jose (11-2) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Division I-A game.

"We are fired up. We are excited to keep playing. We are banged up, so I'm glad it is a Saturday game," Murphy said.

Campolindo coach Kevin Macy is not happy with his team's matchup, which pits his school of 1,254 students against a school (Milpitas) that has an enrollment of 3,113 in the Division III-AA game. Campolindo (13-1), which won the CIF Division III state championship in 2014, will host Milpitas (10-3) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Milpitas lost in the Central Coast Section Open Division I championship game on Friday, and section open division teams can replace another champion in its section.

"What is their formula for competitive equity?" asked Macy about the CIF. "They care about player safety, and they make us take on a school size like that?"

McClymonds (12-0), which won a sixth straight Oakland Section championship last month, will face Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton (10-3) at Independence High in San Jose on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Division III-A game.