Playoff Scenarios for 1,5 and 6A – MHSAA

The MHSAA playoffs begin this week for Class 4A, 3A and 2A, while the MAIS playoffs have already started in Academy AAA and AA. Academy AAAA and Academy A (8-Man) start this week as well.

While we enjoy round one of the playoff games, here are the playoff scenarios for MHSAA Class 6A, 5A and 1A

CLASS 6A

Region 1-6A: South Panola has clinched the No. 1 seed and Columbus is seed No. 2. Olive Branch can clinch the No. 3 seed with a win this week, and a loss will have them as the No. 4.

If Tupelo beats Olive Branch, they would clinch the No. 3 seed in the region.  If the region ends up in a tie between Tupelo, Southaven, DeSoto Central and Hernando; the tiebreaker will go to Southaven.

Region 2-6A: Starkville can clinch the No. 1 seed with a win or by a loss of 6 points or fewer. Clinton can also clinch the No. 1 seed with a win over Starkville of 7 points or more, which would place Starkville as the No. 2 and Warren Central as the No. 3.

Warren Central will clinch the No. 2 seed with a Clinton loss, which would result in Clinton being the No. 3 seed.

Madison Central has already secured the No. 4 seed in the region.

Region 3-6A: The region’s No. 1 seed will be secured by Brandon if the Bulldogs win this week. A Brandon loss coupled with an Oak Grove win would give the No. 1 seed to the Warriors. After that, the region is uncertain with several tiebreaker scenarios.

If Oak Grove wins and a 3-way tie occurs between Brandon, Petal and Meridian; then Brandon would win the tiebreaker and leave Petal as the No. 3 and Meridian the No. 4.

Meridian has a shot at the No. 2 seed also if they end up in a tie with Petal and Oak Grove, coupled with a Brandon win. Oak Grove would be No. 3 in that scenario and Petal No. 4. Meridian can clinch the No. 3 seed if Brandon and Oak Grove win and Petal loses.

Petal can clinch the No. 3 seed if they win this week and Oak Grove and Brandon win. Meridian would be No. 4.

If the region ends up in a logjam with Petal, Oak Grove, Meridian and Brandon tied; the points tiebreaker would have Brandon at No. 1, Oak Grove at No. 2, Meridian at No. 3 and Petal No. 4.

Region 4-6A: Gulfport has clinched the No. 1 seed. Ocean Springs will be the No. 2 seed if they beat Harrison Central on Friday.

St. Martin is still in the running for the No. 2 seed if they pick up a win and Ocean Springs loses. After that, the points tiebreaker would dictate the seeds. A Ocean Springs loss of 7 or more would have Harrison Central at No. 3 and Ocean Springs No. 4. Ocean Springs nabs the No.3 seed with a loss of 6 points or fewer, with Harrison Central No. 4.

If the region ends with D’Ibervile, Harrison Central and St. Martin tied; D’Iberville would clinch the No. 3 seed if they win by 8 points or more this week, leaving St. Martin No. 4. St. Martin would be No. 3 and D’Iberville No. 4 if D’Iberville wins by less than 8 points.

CLASS 5A

Region 1-5A: Oxford has clinched the No. 1 seed and West Point has clinched the No. 2 seed.

If Clarksdale defeats Center Hill Friday, Clarksdale would be the No. 3 seed and Lake Cormorant the No. 4 seed. If Center Hill defeats Clarksdale, Lake Cormorant would be the No. 3 seed and Center Hill would be the No. 4 seed.

Clarksdale is the No. 4 seed with a loss to Center Hill by less than seven points and a Lake Cormorant loss. Center Hill is the No. 4 seed with a win over Clarksdale by six points or more.

Region 2-5A: Grenada has clinched the No. 1 seed. The winner of the Germantown-Ridgeland game on Friday will be the No. 2 seed and the loser the No. 3 seed.

Holmes Central will be the No. 4 seed if the Jaguars beat Vicksburg Friday. Neshoba Central is the No. 3 with a win that is coupled with a Holmes Central loss. Vicksburg can still be No. 4 if they win by 4 points or more and Neshoba Central loses.

Region 3-5A: The winner of the Laurel-Wayne County game Friday will be the No. 1 seed and the loser will be the No. 2 seed.

If Natchez defeats Brookhaven Friday and South Jones defeats Provine Thursday, Natchez would be the No. 3 seed and South Jones the No. 4 seed.

Brookhaven is the No. 3 seed with a win and a loss by South Jones, leaving Natchez as the No. 4.

Should Natchez win and Provine win by 8 points or more, Natchez would be No. 3 and Brookhaven No. 4. If Provine wins by 6 or less, South Jones would be the No. 4 seed. A three-way tiebreaker is also possible that would go to points.

Region 4-5A: Pearl River Central has clinched the No. 1 seed, Pascagoula is the No. 2 seed and Picayune has clinched the No. 3 seed.

Hattiesburg will be the No. 4 seed with a win over Stone on Friday or a loss by Gautier.

If Stone beats Hattiesburg and Gautier wins, Gautier would be the No. 4 seed. Stone can still be No. 4 with a win of at least 6 points over Hattiesburg and a Gautier loss.

CLASS 1A

Region 1-1A: This region is set. Smithville is the No. 1 seed, West Lowndes is the No. 2 seed. Falkner is the No. 3 seed and Coldwater is the No. 4 seed.

Region 2-1A: This region is set. Hollandale Simmons is the No. 1 seed, Shaw is the No. 2 seed. Ray Brooks is the No. 3 seed and Mound Bayou JFK is the No. 4 seed.

Region 3-1A: Nanih Waiya is the No. 1 seed and Noxapater is the No. 2 seed. French Camp secures the No. 3 seed with a win.

A Leake County win and a Sebastopol loss would leave Leake County as the No. 3 and French Camp as the No. 4.

Sebastopol can still finish No. 3 if they win and French Camp loss by 1 point, leaving French Camp the No. 4. A Sebastopol win and a Leake County win of 9 points or more would have Sebastopol No. 3 and Leake County No. 4.

A tie between Sebastopol, Leake County and Durant would give Sebastopol the tiebreaker advantage.

Region 4-1A: Resurrection has clinched the No. 1 seed. The winner of the Stringer-Lumberton game Friday will be the No. 2 seed and the loser will be the No. 3 seed. Salem has clinched the No. 4 seed.