Who’s in? Who’s out? Who has to wait? Playoff outlook for Inland football teams
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
Safely in: Centennial, Murrieta Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Vista Murrieta
Safely in: Great Oak, Heritage, Norco, Redlands East Valley, Upland
Out: Chino Hills
Safely in: Citrus Hill, Oak Hills, Rancho Verde
On the bubble: Serrano
Safely in: Cajon, Colony, Damien-x, Etiwanda, Roosevelt-x, Santiago, Murrieta Mesa-x
On the bubble: Carter, King, Palm Springs
Safely in: Chaparral-x, La Quinta, Los Osos-x, Paloma Valley, San Jacinto, Yucaipa
Out: Redlands, Corona
Safely in: Elsinore-x, San Gorgonio, Summit-x
On the bubble: Norte Vista
Out: Riverside Poly, Temecula Valley
Safely in: Diamond Ranch, Don Lugo, Pomona
On the bubble: Ayala, Linfield Christian
Safely in: Citrus Valley-x, Notre Dame, Kaiser, San Dimas, Silverado
Out: Chino, Claremont, Temescal Canyon
Safely in: Aquinas, Moreno Valley, Palm Desert, Rubidoux
On the bubble: Chaffey
Out: Hemet, Hesperia, Perris, Vista del Lago
Safely in: Alta Loma, Apple Valley, Arlington, Grand Terrace, Shadow Hills, Twentynine Palms, Valley View
Out: Arrowhead Christian, […]