***New Boston Huron (5-2)
Remaining games: Flat Rock, Romulus Summit.
The Chiefs have a shot at a home playoff game if they find themselves in a weaker district, but most likely will be on the road.
Possible playoff matchups: Chelsea, Romulus, Trenton, Allen Park
Remaining games: Airport, Ann Arbor Huron.
The Big Reds sit squarely in D4. If they win out they would most likely have 2 home games and possibly a 3rd.
Possible playoff matchups: Adrian, GI, River Rouge, Jefferson.
***Grosse Ile (6-1)
Remaining games: Riverview, Garden City.
The Red Devils, like Milan, are solidly slotted in D4. If they win out, they could possibly have 2 home playoff games. Of course this all depends on who is in their district.
Possible playoff matchups: Adrian, River Rouge, Milan, Jefferson.
***Monroe Jefferson (3-4)
Remaining games: SMCC, Owosso.
The Bears have an outside chance at the playoffs. They must win out and pray the playoff gods are in their favor. I said before that quite a few 5 win teams will get in this year. What hurts Jefferson is that if they win out, the combined records of the teams they beat would most likely be (9-36). Not a ton of playoff points to be had there.
DVI or DVII
***Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central (4-3)
Remaining games: Jefferson, Lansing Catholic Central.
The Falcons, if the playoffs started today, would be in D7. They are the 2nd from the top team enrollment wise currently in that division. Could this change? Absolutely. They are on the bubble between 6 and 7. SMCC needs 1 more victory to get them into the playoffs. Being a Class C school and beating all Class B schools(17-29), would garner them enough points to get the bid. If they were to finish 5-4, the teams they lost to would most likely have a combined record of (32-4). That would be worth another 3 Playoff points. Of course they could just win out and not worry about all that. SMCC has a chance at a home playoff game. District depending of course.
Possible playoff matchups: D7- Hudson, Clinton, Sand Creek, Delta. D-6- Manchester, Detroit DEPSA, Adrian Madison.
Playoff district and regional pairings.
When deciding who plays who, the MHSAA places teams into districts and regions based on geographical proximity alone. No other factors come into play. So it is possible and often times probable that one district could be much tougher than another. For example, a possible opening round matchup for the potential (8-1) Red Devils, would be the #1 team in the state (D4) River Rouge. That's not to say GI wont come out of there with a victory but its a tough opener none the less. These things happen throughout the state. One way to look at it is, you have to play them sooner or later, lets see if we can knock them out in game 1.