***New Boston Huron(5-3) Automatic qualifier with win
Remaining games: Romulus Summit
The Chiefs lost any chance of having a home playoff game with last week's loss.
Possible matchups: Trenton, Chelsea, Romulus Allen Park, Divine Child
Predicted matchup: @Allen Park
***Milan(7-1) Automatic qualifier
Remaining Games: Ann Arbor Huron
The Big Reds rebounded last Friday and are in good shape as we near the playoffs.
Possible matchups: Adrian, Jefferson, GI
Predicted matchup: Jefferson
***Grosse Ile(7-1) Automatic qualifier
Remaining games: Garden City
The Red Devils have a real good chance at a home game with a win on Friday.
Possible matchups: Adrian, Jefferson, Milan, River Rouge.
Predicted matchup: Adrian
***Monroe Jefferson(4-4) At large bid
Remaining games: Owosso
The Bear's playoff hopes got a huge boost with last week's victory. They will need another however.
Possible matchups: Grosse Ile, Milan, River Rouge.
***Monroe SMCC(4-4) At large bid
Remaining games: Lansing CC
The Falcons lost a tough backyard brawl last week. They will get another shot at the playoffs this week.
Possible matchups: Hudson, Sand Creek, Clinton, Delta - Manchester, DEPSA
See Chris' preview later on this week for predicted finish.
A little more about Jefferson and SMCC's chances of getting into the playoffs.
Teams with 6 wins will automatically get in. However there wont be enough 6 win teams to fill out the requisite 256 needed. Those remaining spots are filled with 5 win teams with the highest playoff point total.
SMCC will have enough playoff points to get in if they get to 5. No doubt about it.
In doing some research and calculations, I have Jefferson at approximately 51-52 playoff points at 5-4. Looking back the last 2 years, 3 teams in DIV have made it in with less points. Obviously that is a good sign and I would guess 51-52 points would hold up this year as well.
So, in my estimation, both SMCC and Jefferson are in "win and in" situations.
This is the week that ALL Huron League teams should be rooting for each other. The more wins, the more playoff points for those in the playoffs.
Great time of the year. It has been A LONG time since the league has had 5 teams in the playoffs. I'm not sure it ever has. Let's hope this is the year!
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