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Who’s in? Who’s out? Who has to wait? Playoff outlook for Inland football teams

By in Press Enterprise on November 4, 2017

By Eric-Paul Johnson

The CIF-Southern Section will release pairings for the 11-man football playoffs Sunday morning.

In years past, most leagues with six, seven or eight teams were guaranteed three berths because leagues were grouped in the same playoff division. The CIF-Southern Section went to a competitive-equity-based division beginning last year, which means most leagues have teams spread out across multiple divisions. That means a few No. 3 entries in lower divisions will have to wait until Sunday to learn their fate.

At-large teams will be announced at 8 a.m. Sunday, and brackets will released beginning at 10 a.m.

Staff writer Eric-Paul Johnson tries to clear up the playoff picture for Inland area football teams.

Projections were made based on the CIF-Southern Section’s playoff-selection criteria and information from coaches, administrators and CalPreps.com. These are only projections and should not be taken as a guarantee in any way, as information given to the Southern Section could differ to what was provided.

x-team is expected to receive an at-large entry into the bracket

DIVISION 1
Safely in: Centennial, Murrieta Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Vista Murrieta

DIVISION 2
Safely in: Great Oak, Heritage, Norco, Redlands East Valley, Upland
Out: Chino Hills

DIVISION 3
Safely in: Citrus Hill, Oak Hills, Rancho Verde
On the bubble: Serrano

DIVISION 4
Safely in: Cajon, Colony, Damien-x, Etiwanda, Roosevelt-x, Santiago, Murrieta Mesa-x
On the bubble: Carter, King, Palm Springs

DIVISION 5
Safely in: Chaparral-x, La Quinta, Los Osos-x, Paloma Valley, San Jacinto, Yucaipa
Out: Redlands, Corona

DIVISION 6
Safely in: Elsinore-x, San Gorgonio, Summit-x
On the bubble: Norte Vista
Out: Riverside Poly, Temecula Valley

DIVISION 7
Safely in: Diamond Ranch, Don Lugo, Pomona
On the bubble: Ayala, Linfield Christian
Out: Bonita

DIVISION 8
Safely in: Citrus Valley-x, Notre Dame, Kaiser, San Dimas, Silverado
Out: Chino, Claremont, Temescal Canyon

DIVISION 9
Safely in: Aquinas, Moreno Valley, Palm Desert, Rubidoux
On the bubble: Chaffey
Out: Hemet, Hesperia, Perris, Vista del Lago

DIVISION 10
Safely in: Alta Loma, Apple Valley, Arlington, Grand Terrace, Shadow Hills, Twentynine Palms, Valley View
Out: Arrowhead Christian, […]    

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