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  4A State Football Playoff Tiebreakers & Scenarios

A look at the 4A football playoff tiebreaker scenarios for throughout the state of Idaho.

By: Matt Harris
Published: 10/15/2018 12:44:52 AM
 

Follow Matt on Twitter: @IdahoSportsMatt

To see the 4A State Football Tournament bracket, click HERE.

Here is a look at all of the potential playoff and tiebreaker scenarios as we head into the final week of the regular season.

4A District 1-2 - Inland Empire League

Total guaranteed berths to the state tournament: two.

Clinched Automatic Playoff Berth
None

Still In Contention For Auto Berth
Moscow Bears
Sandpoint Bulldogs
Lakeland Hawks

Eliminated
None

The 4A Inland Empire League is still up for grabs and one game will determine the two scenarios that could unfold.

This week, Moscow takes on Lakeland. Here are the scenarios:

1. If Moscow beats Lakeland.

Moscow would win the league title and take seed 1-2A, Sandpoint would take seed 1-2B, and Lakeland would be eliminated.

2. If Lakeland beats Moscow.

There would be a 3-way tie for first place between Moscow, Sandpoint, and Lakeland. The tie would be broken using a Kansas City Playoff, which would take place on Saturday Oct. 20 or Monday Oct. 22 at a neutral location. The winner of the Kansas City Playoff would take seed 1-2A, the runner-up would take seed 1-2B, and the third place team would be eliminated from state contention.


4A District 3 - Southern Idaho Conference

Total guaranteed berths to the state tournament: five.

Clinched Automatic Playoff Berth
Middleton Vikings
Bishop Kelly Knights
Nampa Bulldogs

Still In Contention For Auto Berths
Vallivue Falcons
Columbia Wildcats
Kuna Kavemen

Eliminated
Ridgevue Warhawks
Emmett Huskies
Caldwell Cougars

There are three teams tied for first place in the 4A SIC (Middleton, Bishop Kelly, Nampa) while there are three more teams vying for two playoff spots (Vallivue, Columbia, Kuna).

Four games will impact the playoff race in the conference this week: Middleton vs. Columbia, Nampa vs. Vallivue, Bishop Kelly vs. Ridgevue, and Kuna vs. Emmett. Here are the scenarios:

1. If Middleton wins, Nampa wins, Bishop Kelly wins, and Kuna wins.

There is a 3-way tie for first place between Middleton, Nampa, and Bishop Kelly and also a 3-way tie for fourth place between Kuna, Columbia, and Vallivue. 

The three-way tie is broken using the Azzie point differential system. It takes the point-differential of a team's wins and losses against the teams it is in a tie with and combines them for a tiebreaking differential. There is also a cap of 14 points, meaning that a 50-point win is the same as a 14-point win. 

The first tiebreaker uses the point differentials taken from the games in which Middleton, Nampa, and Bishop Kelly competed against each other.

Middleton
Beat Bishop Kelly 42-27. Differential: +14 (capped)
Lost to Nampa 35-28. Differential: -7
Total differential: +7

Bishop Kelly
Lost to Middleton 42-27. Differential: -14 (capped)
Beat Nampa 43-21. Differential: +14 (capped)
Total differential: 0

Nampa
Beat Middleton 35-28. Differential: +7
Lost to Bishop Kelly 43-21. Differential: -14 (capped)
Total differential: -7

This results in Middleton taking seed 3A, Bishop Kelly taking seed 3B, and Nampa taking seed 3C.

The second tiebreaker uses the point differentials taken from the games in which Vallivue, Columbia, and Kuna competed against each other.

Vallivue
Beat Columbia 40-26. Differential: +14
Lost to Kuna 33-23. Differential: -10
Total differential: +4

Columbia
Lost to Vallivue 40-26. Differential: -14
Beat Kuna 38-28. Differential: +10
Total differential: -4

Kuna
Beat Vallivue 33-23. Differential: +10
Lost to Columbia: 38-28. Differential: -10
Total differential: 0

This results in Vallivue taking seed 3D, Kuna taking seed 3E, and Columbia being eliminated from state contention.

2. If Middleton wins, Nampa wins, Bishop Kelly wins, and Kuna loses.

There is a 3-way tie for first place between Middleton, Nampa, and Bishop Kelly, Vallivue takes seed 3D, Columbia takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

The three-way tie is broken using the Azzie point differential system. It takes the point-differential of a team's wins and losses against the teams it is in a tie with and combines them for a tiebreaking differential. There is also a cap of 14 points, meaning that a 50-point win is the same as a 14-point win. 

This tiebreaker uses the point differentials taken from the games in which Middleton, Nampa, and Bishop Kelly competed against each other.

Middleton
Beat Bishop Kelly 42-27. Differential: +14 (capped)
Lost to Nampa 35-28. Differential: -7
Total differential: +7

Bishop Kelly
Lost to Middleton 42-27. Differential: -14 (capped)
Beat Nampa 43-21. Differential: +14 (capped)
Total differential: 0

Nampa
Beat Middleton 35-28. Differential: +7
Lost to Bishop Kelly 43-21. Differential: -14 (capped)
Total differential: -7

This results in Middleton taking seed 3A, Bishop Kelly taking seed 3B, and Nampa taking seed 3C.

3. If Middleton wins, Nampa wins, Bishop Kelly loses, and Kuna loses.

Nampa takes seed 3A, Middleton takes seed 3B, Bishop Kelly takes seed 3C, Vallivue takes seed 3D, Columbia takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

4. If Middleton wins, Nampa loses, Bishop Kelly loses, and Kuna loses.

Middleton take seed 3A, Bishop Kelly takes seed 3B, Nampa takes seed 3C, Vallivue takes seed 3D, Columbia takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

5. If Middleton wins, Nampa loses, Bishop Kelly loses, and Kuna wins.

Middleton takes seed 3A, Bishop Kelly takes seed 3B, Nampa takes seed 3C, Vallivue takes seed 3D, Columbia takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

6. If Middleton wins, Nampa loses, Bishop Kelly wins, and Kuna wins. 

Middleton takes seed 3A, Bishop Kelly takes seed 3B, Nampa takes seed 3C, Vallivue takes seed 3D, Columbia takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

7. If Middleton wins, Nampa loses, Bishop Kelly wins, and Kuna loses.

Middleton takes seed 3A, Bishop Kelly takes seed 3B, Nampa takes seed 3C, Vallivue takes seed 3D, Columbia takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

8. If Middleton wins, Nampa wins, Bishop Kelly loses, and Kuna wins.

Nampa takes seed 3A, Middleton takes seed 3B, Bishop Kelly takes seed 3C, and there is a 3-way tie for fourth place between Vallivue, Columbia, and Kuna.

The three-way tie is broken using the Azzie point differential system. It takes the point-differential of a team's wins and losses against the teams it is in a tie with and combines them for a tiebreaking differential. There is also a cap of 14 points, meaning that a 50-point win is the same as a 14-point win. 

This tiebreaker uses the point differentials taken from the games in which Vallivue, Columbia, and Kuna competed against each other.

Vallivue
Beat Columbia 40-26. Differential: +14
Lost to Kuna 33-23. Differential: -10
Total differential: +4

Columbia
Lost to Vallivue 40-26. Differential: -14
Beat Kuna 38-28. Differential: +10
Total differential: -4

Kuna
Beat Vallivue 33-23. Differential: +10
Lost to Columbia: 38-28. Differential: -10
Total differential: 0

This results in Vallivue taking seed 3D, Kuna taking seed 3E, and Columbia being eliminated from state contention.

9. If Middleton loses, Nampa wins, Bishop Kelly wins, and Kuna wins.

Bishop Kelly takes seed 3A, Nampa takes seed 3B, Middleton takes seed 3C, Columbia takes seed 3D, Kuna takes seed 3E, and Vallivue is eliminated from state contention.

10. If Middleton loses, Nampa wins, Bishop Kellyo wins, and Kuna loses.

Bishop Kelly takes seed 3A, Nampa takes seed 3B, Middleton takes seed 3C, Columbia takes seed 3D, Vallivue takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

11. If Middleton loses, Nampa wins, Bishop Kelly loses, and Kuna loses.

Nampa takes seed 3A, Middleton takes seed 3B, Bishop Kelly takes seed 3C, Columbia takes seed 3D, Vallivue takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

12. If Middleton loses, Nampa loses, Bishop Kelly loses, and Kuna loses.

There is a 3-way tie for first place between Middleton, Nampa, and Bishop Kelly, while Vallivue takes seed 3D, Columbia takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

The three-way tie is broken using the Azzie point differential system. It takes the point-differential of a team's wins and losses against the teams it is in a tie with and combines them for a tiebreaking differential. There is also a cap of 14 points, meaning that a 50-point win is the same as a 14-point win. 

This tiebreaker uses the point differentials taken from the games in which Middleton, Nampa, and Bishop Kelly competed against each other.

Middleton
Beat Bishop Kelly 42-27. Differential: +14 (capped)
Lost to Nampa 35-28. Differential: -7
Total differential: +7

Bishop Kelly
Lost to Middleton 42-27. Differential: -14 (capped)
Beat Nampa 43-21. Differential: +14 (capped)
Total differential: 0

Nampa
Beat Middleton 35-28. Differential: +7
Lost to Bishop Kelly 43-21. Differential: -14 (capped)
Total differential: -7

This results in Middleton taking seed 3A, Bishop Kelly taking seed 3B, and Nampa taking seed 3C.

13. If Middleton loses, Nampa loses, Bishop Kelly loses, and Kuna wins.

There is a 3-way tie for first place between Middleton, Nampa, and Bishop Kelly, while Vallivue takes seed 3D, Columbia takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

The three-way tie is broken using the Azzie point differential system. It takes the point-differential of a team's wins and losses against the teams it is in a tie with and combines them for a tiebreaking differential. There is also a cap of 14 points, meaning that a 50-point win is the same as a 14-point win. 

This tiebreaker uses the point differentials taken from the games in which Middleton, Nampa, and Bishop Kelly competed against each other.

Middleton
Beat Bishop Kelly 42-27. Differential: +14 (capped)
Lost to Nampa 35-28. Differential: -7
Total differential: +7

Bishop Kelly
Lost to Middleton 42-27. Differential: -14 (capped)
Beat Nampa 43-21. Differential: +14 (capped)
Total differential: 0

Nampa
Beat Middleton 35-28. Differential: +7
Lost to Bishop Kelly 43-21. Differential: -14 (capped)
Total differential: -7

This results in Middleton taking seed 3A, Bishop Kelly taking seed 3B, and Nampa taking seed 3C.

14. If Middleton loses, Nampa loses, Bishop Kelly wins, and Kuna wins.

Bishop Kelly takes seed 3A, Nampa takes seed 3B, Middleton takes seed 3C, Vallivue takes seed 3D, Columbia takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

15. If Middleton loses, Nampa loses, Bishop Kelly wins, and Kuna loses.

Bishop Kelly takes seed 3A, Nampa takes seed 3B, Middleton takes seed 3C, Vallivue takes seed 3D, Columbia takes seed 3E, and Kuna is eliminated from state contention.

16. If Middleton loses, Nampa wins, Bishop Kelly loses, and Kuna wins. 

Nampa takes seed 3A, Middleton takes seed 3B, Bishop Kelly takes seed 3C, Columbia takes seed 3D, Kuna takes seed 3E, and Vallivue is eliminated from state contention.


4A District 4-5 - Great Basin Ten Conference

Total guaranteed berths to the state tournament: five.

Clinched Automatic Playoff Berth
Century Diamondbacks - Conference Champions, East Pod Champions, seed 4-5A.
Twin Falls Bruins - West Pod Champions, seed 4-5B.
Minico Spartans - seed 4-5C.
Mountain Home Tigers - seed 4-5D.
Preston Indians - seed 4-5E.

Still In Contention For Auto Berths
None

Eliminated
Jerome Tigers*
Burley Bobcats*
Pocatello Indians*
Wood River Wolverines
Canyon Ridge Riverhawks

*In contention for an At-Large berth against teams from District 6.

All of the automatic bids have been claimed in the Great Basin Ten Conference. Century earned the top seed by winning their pod and also the head-to-head matchup against West pod champion Twin Falls. Minico, the second place team from the East pod, secured the 4-5C seed over second place West pod team Mountain Home by virtue of beating common opponent Pocatello 28-7 on Oct. 5. Mountain Home lost to Pocatello 42-24 on Aug. 30 and will take seed 4-5D. Preston, the third place team in the East pod, earns seed 4-5E courtesy of their head-to-head win over third place West pod team Jerome.

With no auto bids left, that leaves the 4-5-6 At Large bid up for grabs. To be eligible for the At-Large bid, the team must be the third place team from either pod that did not earn an auto bid or the fourth place teams from the pod where seed 4-5E plays. This year, that means that Jerome is the third place team that did not receive an auto bid, and the winner of the Pocatello vs. Burley game is the fourth place team from the pod where seed 4-5E (Preston) plays.

With Pocatello playing Burley this week at Holt Arena, this leaves two possible scenarios:

1. If Burley beats Pocatello.

Burley qualifies as the fourth place team and is eligible to go up against Jerome for the district's representation in the 4-5-6 At-Large berth, and Pocatello is eliminated from state contention.

Burley would then compare their record to Jerome using the following tiebreaking criteria:

1. Head-to-head matchups
2. Common League Opponent from the top down
3. IdahoSports.com RPI Top Down in 4A, then 5A, then 3A
4. Overall IdahoSports.com RPI
5. MaxPreps National Rankings if there are discrepancies in the Idaho RPI

Burley and Jerome faced off against each other to open the season, a 29-26 win for Burley. This means that Burley would be the district's At-Large representative and Jerome would be eliminated from state contention. Burley would then be matched up against a team from District 6 to determine who would earn the At-Large berth. More information on that At-Large berth can be found at the bottom of this article.

2. If Pocatello beats Burley.

Pocatello qualifies as the fourth place team and is eligible to go up against Jerome for the district's representation in the 4-5-6 At-Large berth, and Burley is eliminated from state contention.

Pocatello would then compare their record to Jerome using the following tiebreaking criteria:

1. Head-to-head matchups
2. Common League Opponent from the top down
3. IdahoSports.com RPI Top Down in 4A, then 5A, then 3A
4. Overall IdahoSports.com RPI
5. MaxPreps National Rankings if there are discrepancies in the Idaho RPI

Pocatello and Jerome did not play each other this season, meaning we move to the second criteria: common league opponents from the top down. Pocatello lost to Century 42-16 on Sept. 7 and Jerome plays Century on Oct. 19. If Jerome beats Century, Jerome would be the district's At-Large representative and Pocatello would be eliminated from state contention. Jerome would then be matched up against a team from District 6 to determine who would earn the At-Large berth. More information on that At-Large berth can be found at the bottom of this article.

If Jerome does not beat Century on Oct. 19, then the tiebreaker continues through common league opponents from the top down. Both teams lost to Twin Falls (seed 4-5B) and Minico (seed 4-5C), but Pocatello beat Mountain Home (seed 4-5D) 42-24 on Aug. 30 while Jerome fell to Mountain Home 28-20 on Sept. 14. As a result, Pocatello would be the district's At-Large representative and Jerome would be eliminated from state contention. Pocatello would then be matched up against a team from District 6 to determine who would earn the At-Large berth. More information on that At-Large berth can be found at the bottom of this article.


District 6 - High Country Conference

Total guaranteed berths to the state tournament: three.

Clinched Automatic Playoff Berth
Hillcrest Knights - Conference Champions, seed 6A.
Skyline Grizzlies - seed 6B.

Still In Contention For Auto Berths
Idaho Falls Tigers*
Blackfoot Broncos*
Bonneville Bees*
Shelley Russets*

Eliminated
None

*In contention for an At-Large berth against teams from District 4-5.

Hillcrest and Skyline have already earned their playoff berths, but one auto bid and one At-Large berth are still in play in the High Country Conference.

This week's matchups include Idaho Falls vs. Bonneville and Blackfoot vs. Shelley. Here are the scenarios:

1. Bonneville beats Idaho Falls and Blackfoot beats Shelley.

There is a 3-way tie for third place between Bonneville, Idaho Falls, and Blackfoot, with Shelley being eliminated from state contention.

The tie is broken using the Azzie point differential system. It takes the point-differential of a team's wins and losses against the teams it is in a tie with and combines them for a tiebreaking differential. There is also a cap of 13 points, meaning that a 50-point win is the same as a 13-point win - if you win by more than 13 points, it's counted in the tiebreaking procedure as a 13-point win. The margin of victory/defeat differential from each game between the tied teams is used to figure out which team comes out ahead.

This tiebreaker uses the point differentials taken from the games in which Bonneville, Idaho Falls, and Blackfoot competed against each other.

Bonneville
Lost to Blackfoot 21-10. Differential: -11
Total differential: -11
(Bonneville plays Idaho Falls on Oct. 18)

Idaho Falls
Beat Blackfoot 43-27. Differential: +13 (capped)
Total differential: +13
(Idaho Falls plays Bonneville on Oct. 18)

Blackfoot
Beat Bonneville 21-10. Differential: +11
Lost to Idaho Falls 43-27. Differential -13 (capped)
Total differential: -2

This tiebreaker will come down to if Bonneville can beat Idaho Falls and by how many points.

If Bonneville beats Idaho Falls by 9 points or less, Bonneville's point differential will sit between -2 and -10, Idaho Falls' point differential will sit between +4 and +12, with Blackfoot's point differential remaining at -2. In this scenario, Idaho Falls takes seed 6C, Blackfoot is eligible for the 4-5-6 At-Large berth, and Bonneville is eliminated from state contention. More information on the 4-5-6 At-Large berth can be found at the bottom of this article.

If Bonneville beats Idaho Falls by 10 or 11 points, Bonneville's point differential will sit between -1 and 0, Idaho Falls' point differential will sit between +3 and +2, with Blackfoot's point differential remaining at -2. In this scenario, Idaho Falls takes seed 6C, Bonneville is eligible for the 4-5-6 At-Large berth, and Blackfoot is eliminated from state contention. More information on the 4-5-6 At-Large berth can be found at the bottom of this article.

If Bonneville beats Idaho Falls by 12 points or more, Bonneville's point differential will sit between +1 and +2, Idaho Falls' point differential will sit between +1 and 0, with Blackfoot's point differential remaining at -2. In this scenario, Bonneville take seed 6C, Idaho Falls is eligible for the 4-5-6 At-Large berth, and Blackfoot is eliminated from state contention. More information on the 4-5-6 At-Large berth can be found at the bottom of this article.

2. If Bonneville beats Idaho Falls and Shelley beats Blackfoot.

Bonneville takes seed 6C, Idaho Falls is eligible for the 4-5-6 At-Large berth, while Blackfoot and Shelley are both eliminated from state contention. More information on the 4-5-6 At-Large berth can be found at the bottom of this article.

3. If Idaho Falls beats Bonneville and Blackfoot beats Shelley.

Idaho Falls takes seed 6C, Blackfoot is eligible for the 4-5-6 At-Large berth, while Bonneville and Shelley are both eliminated from state contention. More information on the 4-5-6 At-Large berth can be found at the bottom of this article.

4. If Idaho Falls beats Bonneville and Shelley beats Blackfoot.

Idaho Falls takes seed 6C and there is a 3-way tie for fourth place between Bonneville, Blackfoot, and Shelley.

The tie is broken using the Azzie point differential system. It takes the point-differential of a team's wins and losses against the teams it is in a tie with and combines them for a tiebreaking differential. There is also a cap of 13 points, meaning that a 50-point win is the same as a 13-point win - if you win by more than 13 points, it's counted in the tiebreaking procedure as a 13-point win. The margin of victory/defeat differential from each game between the tied teams is used to figure out which team comes out ahead.

This tiebreaker uses the point differentials taken from the games in which Bonneville, Shelley, and Blackfoot competed against each other.

Bonneville
Beat Shelley 22-12. Differential: +10
Lost to Blackfoot 21-10. Differential: -11
Total differential: -1

Blackfoot
Beat Bonneville 21-10. Differential: +11
Total differential: +11
(Blackfoot plays Shelley on Oct. 19)

Shelley

Lost to Bonneville 22-12. Differential: -10
Total differential: -10
(Shelley plays Blackfoot on Oct. 19)

This tiebreaker will come down to if Shelley can beat Blackfoot and by how many points.

If Shelley wins by 10 points or less, Shelley's point differential will sit between -9 and 0, Blackfoot's point differential will sit between +10 and +1, while Bonneville's point differential remains at -1. In this scenario, Blackfoot is eligible for the 4-5-6 At Large berth with Bonneville and Shelley being eliminated from state contention. More information on the 4-5-6 At-Large berth can be found at the bottom of this article.

If Shelley wins by 11 points or more, Shelley's point differential will sit between +1 and +3, Blackfoot's point differential will sit between 0 and -2, while Bonneville's point differential remains at -1. In this scenario, Shelley is eligible for the 4-5-6 At Large berth with Bonneville and Blackfoot being eliminated from state contention. More information on the 4-5-6 At-Large berth can be found at the bottom of this article.


4-5-6 At-Large Berth

This berth is available to the sixth best team from District 4-5 and the fourth best team from District 6.

The team from District 4-5 and the team from District 6 will be compared using the following criteria in order:

1. Head-to-Head matchup
2. Common Opponents in 4A, then 5A, then 3A
3. MaxPreps National RPI rankings

There are three teams eligible for this At-Large berth from District 4-5: Jerome, Burley, and Pocatello. There are four teams eligible for this berth from District 6: Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Blackfoot, and Shelley. To see the scenarios in which these teams are eligible for this At-Large berth, please refer to the listed scenarios above for District 4-5 and District 6.

Below are the comparisons for the three District 4-5 teams against the four District 6 teams.

1. Jerome vs. Bonneville

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, but both had two common opponents: Canyon Ridge and Preston. Both teams beat Canyon Ridge, but Jerome lost to Preston on Aug. 31 while Bonneville beat Preston on Sept. 21. Therefore, Bonneville would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth and Jerome would be eliminated from state contention.

2. Jerome vs. Idaho Falls

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, but both teams have one common opponent: Century. Idaho Falls lost to Century on Aug. 31 and Jerome plays Century on Oct. 19. Should Jerome beat Century, it would mean that Jerome would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth and Idaho Falls would be eliminated from state contention. However, should Jerome lose to Century it would mean that the MaxPreps National RPI rankings are used to break the tie. Through all games played prior to the final week of the regular season, Idaho Falls is ranked #7 overall with a 17.6 rating, while Jerome is ranked #21 overall with a -11.9 rating. The team with the higher rating through the final week of games would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth while the other team would be eliminated from state contention.

3. Jerome vs. Blackfoot

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, nor do they have any common opponents. That means the MaxPreps National RPI rankings would be used. Through all games played prior to the final week of the regular season, Blackfoot is ranked #12 overall with a 6.9 rating, while Jerome is ranked #21 overall with a -11.9 rating. The team with the higher rating through the final week of games would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth while the other team would be eliminated from state contention.

4. Jerome vs. Shelley

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, but both teams have one common opponent: Preston. Jerome lost to Preston on Aug. 31 while Shelley beat Preston on Aug. 24. Therefore, Shelley would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth and Jerome would be eliminated from state contention. 

5. Burley vs. Bonneville

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, but both teams have one common opponent: Preston. Burley lost to Preston on Oct. 5 while Bonneville beat Preston on Sept. 21. Therefore, Bonneville would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth and Burley would be eliminated from state contention.

6. Burley vs. Idaho Falls

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, but both teams have one common opponent: Century. Both Burley and Idaho Falls lost to Century, meaning the MaxPreps National RPI rankings will be used as the next tiebreaker. Through all games played prior to the final week of the regular season, Idaho Falls is ranked #7 overall with a 17.6 rating, while Burley is ranked #20 overall with a -10.2 rating. The team with the higher rating through the final week of games would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth while the other team would be eliminated from state contention.

7. Burley vs. Blackfoot

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, nor do they have any common opponents. That means the MaxPreps National RPI rankings would be used. Through all games played prior to the final week of the regular season, Blackfoot is ranked #12 overall with a 6.9 rating, while Burley is ranked #20 overall with a -10.2 rating. The team with the higher rating through the final week of games would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth while the other team would be eliminated from state contention.

8. Burley vs. Shelley

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, but they do have two common opponents: Preston and Pocatello. Shelley beat Pocatello on Sept. 21 and it is assumed for this scenario that Burley had beaten Pocatello on Oct. 19 (they would not be included in this particular scenario had it not been assumed that they beat Pocatello). However, both teams played Preston - Shelley beat Preston on Aug. 24 and Burley lost to Preston on Oct. 5. Therefore, Shelley would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth and Burley would be eliminated from state contention.

9. Pocatello vs. Bonneville

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, but they do have three common opponents: Preston, Shelley, and Canyon Ridge. Both teams beat Canyon Ridge during the season but Bonneville beat both Shelley (Sept. 28) and Preston (Sept. 21) while Pocatello lost to both Shelley (Sept. 21) and Preston (Oct. 12). Therefore, Bonneville would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth and Pocatello would be eliminated from state contention.

10. Pocatello vs. Idaho Falls

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, but they do have two common opponents: Century and Shelley. Both teams lost to Century, but Idaho Falls beat Shelley on Oct. 12, while Pocatello lost to Shelley on Sept. 21. Therefore, Idaho Falls would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth and Pocatello would be eliminated from state contention.

11. Pocatello vs. Blackfoot

Neither team played against each other in the regular season, but they do have one common opponent: Shelley. Pocatello lost to Shelley on Sept. 21 and Blackfoot plays Shelley on Oct. 19. If Blackfoot beats Shelley, Blackfoot would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth and Pocatello would be eliminated from state contention. If Blackfoot loses to Shelley, the MaxPreps National RPI rankings will be used as the next tiebreaker. Through all games played prior to the final week of the regular season, Blackfoot is ranked #12 overall with a 6.9 rating, while Pocatello is ranked #17 overall with a -3.1 rating. The team with the higher rating through the final week of games would earn the 4-5-6 At-Large berth while the other team would be eliminated from state contention.

12. Pocatello vs. Shelley

Both teams played each other during the regular season. Shelley won that matchup on Sept. 21, which means that Shelley would earn the 4-5-6 At Large berth and Pocatello would be eliminated from state contention.

 



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