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A look at the current playoff picture

With one week of games remaining in the regular season, let’s look at what the playoff picture currently is for the teams in our coverage area. These are based on the current standings, listed on the TSSAA website, and are what the playoff matchups would be if the teams finished the season in their current standings order. They only include teams currently in playoff positions. Teams in bold have already clinched playoff spots, per the TSSAA’s playoff possibilities. In Division I (all classifications), the top four teams in each region qualify for the playoffs. In the first round, the top two teams in each region host. Region 1 plays Region 2, Region 3 plays Region 4, Region 5 plays Region 6, and Region 7 plays Region 8. Region winners host the fourth-place team from the corresponding region, while second-place teams host the third-place team from the other region. (Editor’s note: This has been adjusted in Region 5-1A, as Fayetteville has filed a temporary restraining order and injunction against the TSSAA to remain eligible for the postseason, moving Mt. Pleasant down to the No. 4 seed. These are being treated as if Fayetteville will be allowed to compete in the postseason.) Class 1A Region 4 (3) Gordonsville at Copper Basin (other possible opponents include South Pittsburg, Lookout Valley, Whitwell) (4) Jo Byrns at South Pittsburg (other possible opponent is South Pittsburg) Region 5 (4) Mt. Pleasant at Huntingdon (other possible opponents include Hollow Rock-Bruceton, McEwen) Class 2A Region 4 (1) Watertown vs. Tellico Plains (other possible opponents include Marion County, Bledsoe County) (2) Trousdale County vs. Marion County (other possible opponents include Tellico Plains, Bledsoe County) (3) East Robertson at Bledsoe County (other possible opponents include Marion County, Tellico Plains) (4) Westmoreland at Tyner Region 5 (3) Eagleville at Houston County (other possible opponents include Riverside, Waverly, Houston County) Class 3A Region 4 (2) Smith County vs. Sweetwater (other possible opponents include Red Bank, Loudon) (4) Cannon County at Loudon (other possible opponent is Red Bank) Region 5 (1) Pearl-Cohn vs. Stewart County (2) Stratford vs. Sycamore (other possible opponent is Camden) (3) East Nashville at Camden (other possible opponents include Fairview, Sycamore) Region 6 (1) Fairview vs. Giles County (other possible opponent is East Nashville) (3) Sycamore at Stratford (other possible opponents include Giles County, East Nashville) Class 4A Region 3 (2) DeKalb County vs. Tullahoma (other possible opponents include Nolensville, Marshall County, Maplewood) (3) Macon County at Marshall County (other possible opponents include Nolensville, Maplewood, Tullahoma) Region 4 (1) Nolensville vs. Stone Memorial (other possible opponents include Macon County, DeKalb County) (4) Maplewood at Livingston Academy (other possible opponents include Macon County, DeKalb County) Region 5 (1) Creek Wood vs. Jackson South Side (other possible opponents include Lexington, Jackson North Side) (2) Springfield vs. Jackson North Side (other possible opponents include Lexington, Jackson South Side) (3) Montgomery Central at Lexington (cannot finish this way, possible opponents include Jackson North Side, Jackson South Side) (4) Portland at Hardin County (Note: The White House Heritage-Montgomery Central winner is in, loser is out. White House Heritage would travel to Lexington with a win. Montgomery Central would host either Jackson North Side or Jackson South Side with a win.) Class 5A Region 5 (1) Page vs. Hunters Lane (other possible opponent is Hillsboro) (3) Summit at Gallatin (4) Columbia at Beech (other possible opponents include Hillsboro, Hunters Lane) Region 6 (1) Beech vs. Columbia (other possible opponent is Lincoln County) (2) Gallatin vs. Summit (other possible opponent is Shelbyville) (3) Hillsboro at Shelbyville (other possible opponents include Page, Columbia) (4) Hunters Lane at Page (other possible opponents include Shelbyville, Columbia) Region 7 (3) Clarksville at Munford (other possible opponents include Ridgeway, Southwind) (4) Kenwood at Southwind (other possible opponents include Munford, Ridgeway) Class 6A Region 3 (1) Oakland vs. Lebanon (other possible opponents include Wilson Central, Hendersonville, Rossview) (2) Blackman vs. Wilson Central (other possible opponents include Lebanon, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet) (3) Riverdale at Hendersonville (other possible opponents include Lebanon, Wilson Central, Mt. Juliet) Region 4 (1) Mt. Juliet vs. Cookeville (other possible opponents include Riverdale, Blackman) (2) Hendersonville vs. Riverdale (other possible opponents include Blackman, Cookeville, Oakland) (3) Wilson Central at Blackman (other possible opponents include Oakland, Cookeville, Riverdale) (4) Lebanon at Oakland (other possible opponents include Cookeville, Riverdale, Blackman) Region 5 (1) Cane Ridge vs. Franklin (other possible opponent is Centennial) (2) Stewarts Creek vs. Independence (other possible opponent is Ravenwood) (3) Smyrna at Ravenwood (other possible opponent is Independence) (4) McGavock at Brentwood Region 6 (1) Brentwood vs. McGavock (other possible opponent is La Vergne) (2) Ravenwood vs. Smyrna (other possible opponent is Stewarts Creek) (3) Independence at Stewarts Creek (other possible opponent is Ravenwood) (4) Franklin at Cane Ridge In Division II-Class A, the top six teams in each region qualify for the playoffs, with the top two each receiving a first-round bye. The third-seeded team in each region hosts the sixth-seeded team from the opposite region, and the fourth-seeded team hosts the fifth-seeded team from the opposite region. Division II-Class A East (1) Friendship Christian gets first-round bye (3) DCA vs. Trinity Christian (other possible opponents include Tipton-Rosemark, Clarksville Academy) (4) Middle Tennessee Christian vs. Columbia Academy (other possible opponent is Fayette Academy) (5) Mt. Juliet Christian at Fayette Academy (other possible opponents include Columbia Academy, Trinity Christian, Tipton-Rosemark, Clarksville Academy) West (1) Nashville Christian gets first-round bye (2) Davidson Academy gets first-round bye (5) Columbia Academy at Middle Tennessee Christian (other possible opponents include DCA, Mt. Juliet Christian) In Division II-Class AA, 16 teams qualify (top five in the East Region, all five in the Middle Region and the top six in the West Region). The Middle Region matchups are as follows: No. 1 seed hosts the East’s No. 5 seed; No. 2 seed hosts the West’s No. 5 seed, No. 3 seed hosts the West’s No. 3 seed, No. 4 seed travels to the East’s No. 3 seed, and the No. 5 team travels to the West’s No. 2 seed. Division II-Class AA Middle (1) CPA vs. Knoxville Webb (other possible opponents are CAK, Harding Academy, Northpoint Christian) (2) Lipscomb Academy vs. Harding Academy (other possible opponents are Harding Academy, Northpoint Christian, St. George’s, FACS, Knoxville Grace, Chattanooga Christian, CAK, Boyd Buchanan) (3) FRA vs. FACS (other possible opponents are Knoxville Webb, CAK, Harding Academy, Northpoint Christian, St. George’s, FACS) (4) BGA at Chattanooga Christian (other possible opponents are St. George’s, FACS, Knoxville Grace, CAK, Boyd Buchanan) (5) Goodpasture at Lausanne (other possible opponents are ECS, FACS) In Division II-Class AAA, the top four teams from each region qualify for the playoffs, with the top seed hosting the other region’s No. 4 seed and the second seed hosting the other region’s No. 3 seed. The quarterfinals will be played on Nov. 15. Division II-Class AAA East (3) Brentwood Academy at MBA (other possible opponents are MUS, Christian Brothers) (4) Ensworth at Briarcrest (other possible opponents are MBA, MUS) West (2) MBA vs. Brentwood Academy (other possible opponents are Ensworth, Knoxville Catholic, Baylor, McCallie)
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