High School Football

Lopez: Looking at the complicated playoff picture – who’s in, out, on the bubble?

With two weeks left in the high school football regular season, the playoff picture is shaping up — as much as it can.

For the second straight year, the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section is using CalPreps.com to pick the 12 teams (10 for Division VII) that will qualify for postseason.

However, it’s a little more complicated than that because enrollment and divisions come into play. It’s impossible at this point to simply look at the rankings because league titles will have an impact, and some teams can move up or down a division, which could move the lowest enrollment team from the above division down a level.

Here’s why it can be so confusing.

What’s not confusing is this: A team needs at least four wins to qualify for postseason; In ranking teams, CalPreps looks at strength of schedule and key wins; and the brackets will be announced Sunday, Nov. 3.

Here is where the Stanislaus District schools stand with rankings according to CalPreps:

Playoffs begin Nov. 8 and run through the weekend of Dec. 13-14, where state title games will be contested at Cerritos College and home sites throughout the state.

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League Likely In Bubble

Out
CCAL Downey, Turlock Enochs, Gregori Modesto, Pitman
VOL Central Catholic, Oakdale, Manteca, Sierra

Kimball, East Union

Weston Ranch
WAC

Beyer, Davis, Johansen, Los Banos, Pacheco Ceres, Lathrop, Mountain House
CCC Atwater, Buhach Colony, Merced, Patterson Golden Valley Central Valley, El Capitan
TVL Escalon, Hilmar, Hughson, Livingston, Ripon

Modesto Christian, Riverbank
SL Denair, Le Grand, Mariposa, Ripon Christian Orestimba, Waterford Delhi, Gustine
MLL Amador, Calaveras, Sonora Argonaut, Summerville, Bret Harte

CCAA Big Valley Christian Brookside Christian, Millennium, Stone Ridge Christian Delta Charter
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