As we enter the final week of the regular season, here’s the schedule for Friday’s games. Below that, we’ll explore the playoff scenarios for each team.
WEEK 11 NOVEMBER 1
Cabrillo @ Compton
Lakewood @ Long Beach Poly
LBCC vs. Moorpark (Saturday, 6 p.m.)
Millikan @ Wilson
BYE: Jordan, St. Anthony
Poly: Long Beach Poly would clinch an undefeated Moore League title and the league’s top playoff spot with a win over Lakewood.
Wilson: Wilson would clinch second place with a win over Millikan and a Poly win, or a co-league title with a win over Millikan and a Poly loss.
Lakewood: Lakewood would clinch third place with a win over Poly regardless of other results. In the event of a Lakewood loss, they’d be 3-3, and would still get in with Compton losing to Cabrillo and Millikan losing to Wilson. If Lakewood doesn’t finish with the third-place spot, they’ll still apply for an at-large and look like they have a better-than-even shot at getting one in their division.
Compton: In the likely scenario that Poly defeats Lakewood and Compton beats Cabrillo, Compton would get the third-place spot by virtue of a tiebreaker.
Millikan: There’s also a scenario where Millikan beats Wilson, Compton beats Cabrillo, and Lakewood loses to Poly, which would create a three-way tie for third place. In that scenario, Compton would still get the third-place spot and the playoff bid by virtue of head-to-head wins over Lakewood and Millikan. Typically a three-way tie necessitates an envelope draw, but Moore League secretary Lisa Ulmer said head-to-head wins would trump all other criteria.
The Rams can also apply as an at-large and have a shot at getting into the playoffs in their division.
St. Anthony has a bye but has clinched a playoff berth as the second-place team from the Del Rey League.