Given that the Central Coast Section sends the three champions and two of the three runners-up from its Open divisions to the state football playoffs, one might assume that the West Catholic Athletic League’s
heavyweights in Open Division II — Serra, Valley Christian, St. Francis — will advance provided they reach the final.
Uh, do not assume.
If you’re a fan of St. Francis and Valley Christian, here is what you do not want to see:
- Salinas and its 30.5 section power points play Milpitas and its 31.5 points in the Open I final. The loser is moving on.
- Half Moon Bay, with its 29.5 points, to lose if it reaches the Open III final.
The section has criteria in its bylaws to choose the runners-up for the regionals and none has to do with human or computer rankings.
The first criteria is head-to-head results if all three runners-up played each other, which rarely is the case.
The second criteria is section points presented at the seeding meeting, which is a more likely scenario.
St. Francis has 27 points. Valley Christian has 26.5.
That’s not enough to overtake Milpitas, Salinas or Half Moon Bay in a runner-up tiebreaker.
Serra (30 points) is a lock to move on if it reaches the Open II final.>
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Source : http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/14/ccs-football-playoffs-what-st-francis-valley-christian-dont-want-to-see/