BOECK: Final Section VI Football Playoff Scenarios (Class C)
Francis Boeck, WNY Athletics
(Two Divisions, Top 4 from each division get into playoffs)
The C North is set with Medina beating Newfane and Akron winning NY forfeit to Eden-North Collins.
We have our four teams from Class C South who will make the playoffs - we just don't know the order.
Right now, Salamanca leads the division thanks to their 14-7 overtime win over Southwestern this past week. But there's a lot that can happen in the final week of the regular season.
The two games to keep an eye on are Portville/Salamanca and Southwestern/Falconer. It will not only be important who wins those games but by how much. There are eight scenarios (A-H in the table below) that can happen between the two games.
A little housekeeping here.
In the event three (3) or more teams are tied and have all played each other and one team has beaten the all others, that team is the highest seed.
If no single team has beaten all others, the team with the highest Point Differential (based on 20 point max) using only the games played against each other will be the highest seed.
So for example if Portville, Salamanca and SW all end up 5-1 then we determine point-differentical for all three teams from just the Portville/Salamanca, Portville/SW and Salamanca/SW games (with a +/- 20 cap). That's why it's the exact margin of victory is so important.
To simplify the table above a little for you - Salamanca clinches first place with a win. Portville needs to win by six points or more to get first place.
Falconer gets at worst third place with a win and can even gets to second place if they win by a large enough margin and get some help. Southwestern can get as high as second place and as low as fourth.