REGION 4-3A PLAYOFF PICTURE: Seeds, Scenarios, Probable Brackets, and Analysis

As the season comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at what the postseason has to offer and the possibilities that could ensue!

POST-WEEK NINE REGION STANDINGS

1.  Sequatchie County (8-0, 4-0) [Left to Play: Grundy County, Upperman]

2.  Dekalb County (5-3, 3-1) [Left to Play:  Upperman, Cannon County]

3.  Upperman (4-4, 3-1) [Left to Play: Dekalb County, Sequatchie County]

4.  Smith County (4-4, 2-2) [Left to Play York Institute, Grundy County]

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5. York Institute (3-6, 2-3) [Left to Play: Smith County]

6. Grundy County (1-7, 1-3) [Left to Play: Sequatchie County, Smith County]

7.  Cannon County (2-7, 0-5) [Left to Play: Dekalb County]


SCENARIOS

Sequatchie County (8-0, 4-0)

With win against Grundy County and Upperman
No.1 Region Seed

With win against Grundy County and loss against Upperman (with Upperman loss vs. Dekalb)
No. 1 Region Seed

With win against Grundy County and loss against Upperman (with Upperman win vs. Dekalb)
No. 2 Region Seed

With loss against Grundy County and win against Upperman (with Upperman win vs. Dekalb)
No. 1 Region Seed

With loss against Grundy County and win against Upperman (with Upperman loss vs. Dekalb)
No. 1 Region Seed

With loss against Grundy County and Upperman (with Upperman loss vs. Dekalb)
No. 3 Region Seed

With loss against Grundy County and Upperman (with Upperman win vs. Dekalb)
No. 2 Region
Seed

Grundy County (1-7, 1-3)

With loss against Sequatchie County and Smith County
No. 6 Region Seed [Not Playoff Eligible]

With win against Sequatchie County and Smith County (with Smith win vs. York)
No. 4 Region Seed [Playoff Eligible]

With win against Sequatchie County and Smith County (with Smith loss vs. York)
No. 5 Region Seed [Not Playoff Eligible]

With win against Sequatchie County and loss against Smith County (with Smith win vs. York)
No. 6 Region Seed [Not Playoff Eligible]

With win against Sequatchie County and loss against Smith County (with Smith loss vs. York)
No. 6 Region Seed [Not Playoff Eligible]

With loss against Sequatchie County and win against Smith County (with Smith win vs. York)
No. 6 Region Seed [Not Playoff Eligible]

With loss against Sequatchie County and win against Smith County (with Smith loss vs. York)
No. 5 Region Seed [Not Playoff Eligible]


CHALK ‘EM UP: MOST PROBABLE BRACKET

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ANALYSIS

Sequatchie County

The Indians will make the playoffs no matter what happens in the next two games, but if they lose both games they could be travelling for their twelfth game.  It’s almost a lock for the No. 1 seed, but they still have to get past a feisty Upperman team, who can still pick up the No. 1 seed with a win against Sequatchie County.  They’ll likely draw Howard or East Ridge, with a somewhat unlikely scenario they play Signal Mountain in the mix.  Either way, there’s only one way they can travel, but if they win both games, they’ll take care of that pretty quickly.  Also, if they win out, Sequatchie County would host all the way through the semifinals with the bottom team hosting in even-numbered years like 2016.

Grundy County

On the other end of the spectrum, the Yellow Jackets have only one scenarios where they even make the playoffs.  With that scenario, they’d have to take down Sequatchie County and Smith County and consecutive weeks.  Even with that, Smith County would have to beat York Institute this week for that to even be a possibility.  And if the Dragons win, there’ no chance short of a disqualification that the Yellow Jackets could vene travel for a postseason game.

Contact Chandler Morrison at TheSpearSportsBlog@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter@RCS_Chandler!

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