Some league championships have been decided, with others yet to come. Also, the NSCIF released the latest playoff pints rankings on Monday, February 14.
Let’s look at league championships first
Shasta Cascade League
This is pretty simple. For the boys, Weed at 9-0 has it locked up. Mt. Shasta, currently at 7-2, will finish second regardless of the outcome of the Weed at Mt. Shasta regular season finale on Friday.
Fall River, at 8-1, has won the SCL girls title. Second place will go to the winner of the Modoc at Etna game on Friday. Both teams are 6-3. The Etna v Modoc game has major implications for playoff seeding. Etna is currently ahead of Modoc in the points rankings, But if Modoc wins the game, they will finish ahead of Etna in league and automatically jump over Etna in the seeding, regardless of their respective points rankings.
Tulelake is currently in first place at 8-0. Happy Camp sits second at 7-1. Happy Camp hosts Tulelake on Tuesday. If the Tulelake Honkers win, the crown belongs to them. A Happy Camp Indian win likely means a co-championship, unless one of the teams loses its last game.
Tulelake finishes its regular season at Big Valley (0-8) on Friday. Happy Camps hosts Butte Valley (4-4) on Thursday.
Butte Valley has clinched at least a share of the Evergreen title at 8-0, and would clinch the crown outright with a win over Dunsmuir (1-7) on Tuesday or Happy Camp on Thursday. Tulelake and Happy Camp are in second at 6-2. Happy Camp hosts both Tulelake and Butte Valley this week and has a slim chance of sharing the title with Butte Valley. Happy Camp would have to win out and have Butte Valley lose to Dunsmuir. Tulelake would need something close to a miracle to share the title.
Playoff Points Rankings
The rankings may be subject to quite a bit of change, especially in divisions five and six because of the lack of results reporting to MaxPreps by a few schools. The section uses the results posted to MaxPreps in their ranking formula. And, of course, there are still some key games to be played.
The team records in parenthesis are what the section used for the rankings, and may not be accurate in some cases.
Division-IV (Top 12 make playoffs)
Mt. Shasta (12-11) is 10th. They trail Lassen (6-16) and Wheatland (10-12), who are tied for 8th.
Yreka (5-16) is 13th and currently out of the playoffs. The Miners trail Live Oak (7-15) for the final spot.
Division-V (Top 16 make playoffs. League winners guaranteed 1st round home game)
Weed (18-4) is 4th. They trail Portola (21-3) and lead Chester (20-4). A win on Friday against Mt. Shasta should at least keep the Cougars at number-4.
Tulelake (15-7) is tied for 8th with Fall River (11-9). They trail Los Molinos (13-7) and lead Quincy (12-10). However, should the Honkers win the Evergreen League (currently 1st), they will automatically be seeded in the top eight to get a home game in the first round.
Etna (1-20) will not make playoffs. (more…)
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