How the Washington Warriors Can Clinch the Top Seed in District 2
Washington enters tonight's game against O'Gorman with an opportunity to potentially steal the top seed in District 2 from Brandon Valley.
It would take a lot of help for the Warriors to take over the top seed. They are currently .95 seed points behind Brandon Valley. Seed points are calculated based on wins and losses, and also the win/loss percentage of the teams played against on a graded scale. It's a complicated system, and leads to some instances like this tonight.
The only way this scenario can even be considered is to first secure a win over O'Gorman at home in the final game of the regular season.
If that happens tonight, Washington still needs some help. The team's in Class AA that are on the brink of jumping into another seed point category are Rapid City Stevens, Rapid City Central, Watertown, and Huron. St. Thomas More and Sioux Falls Christian are also "swing teams" out of Class A.
The only team that Washington didn't play out of that crew is Huron. Brandon Valley played Huron twice, so a Tigers win over Pierre on Tuesday night would secure the top seed for Brandon Valley.
If Huron was to lose to Pierre, Washington would need 12 extra seed points to overtake Brandon Valley. Washington played Rapid City Stevens twice, and played Rapid City Central, St. Thomas More, Sioux Falls Christian, and Watertown all once.
If any of those teams listed above, except for Watertown, wins their final game they automatically grant Washington three extra points.
So, here's how Washington can overtake Brandon Valley.
- Win vs. O'Gorman
- Huron loss to Pierre
- 12 extra seed points granted with wins by Rapid City Stevens (6), Rapid City Central (3), St. Thomas More (3), Sioux Falls Christian (3), in their final game of the regular season.
- Washington: 11-9, 42.00
- Brandon Valley: 14-6, 41.90