Current standings: Oxford 6-0; West Point 5-1; Clarksdale 4-2; Lake Cormorant 4-2; Center Hill 3-3. Note: Lake Cormorant has clinched a playoff berth.
Oxford has clinched the 1-seed from 1-5A. Oxford owns the tiebreaker with West Point.
West Point has clinched the 2-seed. They can't catch Oxford and owns all tiebreakers with Clarksdale and Lake Cormorant currently at 4-2.
Here are the 3-seed situations:
Lake Cormorant is the 3-seed with a Clarksdale loss to Center Hill, regardless of their outcome against Oxford.
Clarksdale is the 3-seed with a win.
Center Hill cannot clinch the 3-seed.
Here are the 4-seed situations:
Lake Cormorant is the 4-seed with a Clarksdale win over Center Hill, regardless of their outcome against Oxford.
Clarksdale is the 4-seed with a loss to Center Hill by LESS THAN seven points AND a Lake Cormorant loss.
Center Hill is the 4-seed with a win over Clarksdale by MORE THAN six points OR a win AND a Lake Cormorant win.
Clarksdale is eliminated from the playoffs with a loss AND a Lake Cormorant win OR a loss by MORE THAN six points.
Center Hill is eliminated from the playoffs with a loss OR a win but by LESS THAN seven points AND a Lake Cormorant loss.
Lake Cormorant has clinched a playoff berth due to owning enough of the tiebreakers to not drop to fifth, but has not clinched a seed yet.
Here is why that is so:
IF Lake Cormorant loses to Oxford (in all likelihood can happen) AND Center Hill beats Clarksdale, we would have a 3-way tie at 4-3. All the teams are 1-1 head-to-head against each other and would have all lost to the same teams (West Point & Oxford) and beaten the same teams (New Hope, Lewisburg, & Saltillo). It would come down to point-difference. Currently Lake Cormorant is at +10, Clarksdale at +2 and Center Hill is at -12. Even though Lake Cormorant beat Center Hill by 21, 12 is the maximum for the tiebreaker. Center Hill needs to win by at least 7 points to clinch a playoff berth. This would put the point difference at LC +10, C-dale -5, & CH -5. Lake Cormorant would be the 3-seed in this case since 12 is the maximum and Center Hill is 22 points away. If Clarksdale and Center Hill are tied within the tiebreaker at -5, it would revert back to head-to-head which Center Hill would own the tiebreaker over Clarksdale and would take the 4-seed.
Now here it is for 2-5A:
Current standings: Grenada 6-0; Ridgeland 5-1; Germantown 5-1; Holmes County Central 3-3; Vicksburg 2-4; Neshoba Central 2-4.
Grenada has clinched the 1-seed from 2-5A. Grenada owns both tiebreakers over Ridgeland and Germantown.
Ridgeland and Germantown is simple because they play each other this week: Winner of that game is the 2-seed, loser is the 3-seed.
Here are the 4-seed situations (this is who Oxford would host in the first round November 13):
Holmes County Central is the 4-seed with a win.
Vicksburg is the 4-seed with a win AND a Neshoba Central loss.
Neshoba Central is the 4-seed with a win AND a Holmes County Central loss to Vicksburg.
Here is why that is so:
In this particular 3-way tie which would happen if those three teams ends up at 3-4, this tiebreaker would stop at the tiebreaker BEFORE the point-difference due to Neshoba Central having beaten Grenada and the other two teams Vicksburg and HCC having not beaten Grenada who is clinched to the 1-seed. The three teams would be 1-1 head-to-head.