Taking yet another look at the football playoff pictureOctober 20th, 2012 by nathan joyce
Next week is the final week of the regular season. The playoffs
will finally be settled.
Let’s take a look at the playoff picture:
The four spots are basically filled (though Olympia losing at Yelm next week could cause some tiebreakers to come into play) and Bellarmine has the top seed wrapped up.
Central Kitsap hosts South Kitsap in a key game. If CK wins, it gets the second seed and a home playoff game. If SK, wins it could cause a three-way tie (assuming Olympia beats Yelm) for 2-3-4. All three teams qualify for the playoffs, but the seeding comes down to tiebreakers.
It comes down to point differential. SK needs to beat CK by two or more points to take the top spot.
Bainbridge heads into the Metro League crossovers suddenly alive in the playoff hunt. Bainbridge coach Andy Grimm was told there was only six playoff spots available from the Metro, meaning his Spartans had to finish third in the Mountain Division.
They finished fourth, but he recently there was actually a seventh playoff spot. Bainbridge plays West Seattle on Saturday for the seventh seed into the Class 3A state preliminary round. They would play in Vancouver if they win.
Bremerton has the top seed and the league title wrapped up. It’s the Knights’ first postseason trip since 1993.
They get to host a game in the Class 2A West District tournament.
The second seed also gets a home game. Kingston has the inside track thanks to their win against North Kitsap on Friday. If they beat winless Port Angeles on Friday, they get it.
North Kitsap hosts Olympic. If they win, they’ll take the third seed and they could move up to No. 2 if Kingston stumbled.
If North Kitsap loses, things get interesting. It would leave Olympic and North Kitsap tied at 4-3, and if North Mason beats Sequim at home, all three would 4-3. A Kingston loss could put four teams at 4-3.
At that point tiebreakers would come into play to decide third and fourth.
If North Kitsap beats Olympic, the Trojans would need North Mason to lose to Sequim to make the playoffs. The two teams would be tied, but Olympic has the head-to-head tiebreaker.
There’s also sorts of crazy tiebreaker scenarios that could into play for that fourth spot. If Olympic and North Mason lose and Klahowya upsets Bremerton, they would all be tied at 3-4. If Olympic lost, Sequim and Klahowya won, they would all be tied at 3-4.
The cleanest scenario? Kingston beats Port Angeles and takes the two seed. North Kitsap beats Olympic and takes the third seed. North Mason beat Sequim and takes the fourth seed.