Football: What Olympia needs to do to make the playoffs; other 4A, 3A Narrows tiebreaker scenarios

mwochnick@theolympian.comOctober 28, 2013 

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Olympia defensive back Collin Courter (right) knocks a pass loose from Gig Harbor running back Max Batanian during Friday night's football game at Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia on Oct. 18, 2013.

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A breakdown of the tiebreaker scenarios going into the final week of the regular season in the 4A and 3A Narrows, courtesy of Ed Ploof, football commissioner of the Narrows League and Bellarmine Prep athletic director. Here are the 4A and 3A Narrows League standings, updated through last Friday's games.

4A Narrows

If Bellarmine (5-1) beats Gig Harbor, Bellarmine will be the #1 seed Gig Harbor (5-1) will be the #2 seed.

  • If CK beats SK, CK (4-2) will be the #3 seed (victory over Oly).
  • If SK beats CK and Olympia beats Yelm, Oly (4-2) will be the #3 seed.
  • If SK beats CK and Yelm beats Olympia, there is a three-way tie for the #3 seed (Olympia, SK, and CK – all 3-3 and 1-1 with each other).  See the point differential explanation on the tie breaker scenario handout.

If Gig Harbor (6 – 0) beats Bellarmine (4-2), Gig Harbor will be the #1 seed. 

  • If Olympia beats Yelm, and CK beats SK, there is a three-way tie for seeds #2 and #3 between Bellarmine, Olympia and CK (all 4-2 and 1-1 with each other). By using point differential with a 14-point maximum, Olympia would be #2 and Bellarmine would be #3.
  • If Olympia beats Yelm and SK beats CK, Oly would be #2 and Bellarmine would be #3 (Olympia victory over Bellarmine).
  • If Yelm beats Olympia, and CK beats SK, Bellarmine would be #2 and CK would be #3. (Bell victory over CK).
  • If Yelm beats Olympia and SK beats CK, Bellarmine would be #2, and there would be a three-way tie for #3 between SK, CK, and Oly (all 3-3 and 1-1 with each other). Point differential will be used to break the tie.

3A Narrows

If Timberline beats Shelton, Timberline is Narrows #1 (5-1 record). 

  • Lincoln would take the #2 seed with a victory over Foss (5-1, but lost to Timberline).  Wilson would be the #3 Seed (4-2).
  • If Foss beats Lincoln, Foss takes the #2 seed (4-2, but victories over Lincoln and Wilson) and Lincoln (4-2) would be the #3 seed (victory over Wilson).

If Shelton beats Timberline (4-2), we have some complicated tiebreaker issues.

  • Lincoln (5-1) would be the #1 seed with a victory over Foss.  Wilson takes the #2 seed (4-2 and beat Timberline) and Timberline (4-2 lost to Wilson) is the #3 seed.
  • If Foss beats Lincoln, we have four teams tied at 4-2: Lincoln, Foss, Wilson and Timberline.  The first tie breaking criteria is head to head – the best record among the teams tied. 

   Foss – 2-1 (lost to Timberline) 

   Timberline – 2-1 (lost to Wilson)

   Wilson – 1-2 (lost to Lincoln and Foss) 

   Lincoln – 1-2 (lost to Foss and Timberline)

  Timberline would be the #1 seed (victory over Foss), Foss would be the #2 seed    (victories over Lincoln and Wilson) and Lincoln would be the #3 seed (victory over Wilson).

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