After last night’s Mead victory over Central Valley, here are the four remaining playoff possibilities from tonight’s games. If there’s a three-team mini-playoff it will be Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Albi Stadium:
If Ferris and Gonzaga Prep win: 1, Mead (7-2). 2, Gonzaga (6-2). 3, CV (6-2). (Mead beat both teams, Prep beat the Bears).
If University and Lewis and Clark win: 1, Mead (7-2). 2, CV (6-2). 3, U-Hi (6-3). (Mead beat both, Bears beat the Titans, U-Hi beat Gonzaga Prep (5-3).
If Ferris and LC win: 1, Mead (7-2). 2, CV (6-2), 3. playoff Tuesday among Gonzaga (5-3), Ferris (5-3) and U-Hi (5-4) (Prep beat Ferris, Ferris beat U-Hi, U-Hi beat Prep in league).
If U-Hi and G-Prep win: 1, Mead (7-2). 2-3 playoff among Prep (6-2), CV (6-2) and U-Hi (6-3) (CV beat U-Hi, U-Hi beat Prep, Prep beat CV in league).
Mead and University for the two-year scheduling cycle played the extra league game based on a desire for all 3A teams to have a full eight-game league schedule in lieu of divisions. That led to this playoff formula that incorporates both wins and losses as tiebreaker criteria.