Maybe the one drama left for the Southern Section soccer playoffs occurred Sunday morning by studying what number of groups could be chosen for the Division 1 playoffs. Would it not be eight, 10 or 12?
Utilizing CalPreps.com energy rankings and the requirement that the No. 1 seed for every of the 14 divisions have to be an computerized qualifier, the Southern Section determined 10 groups ought to be in Division 1, together with 5 Trinity League groups. And it preserved what ought to be a featured opening matchup of No. 4 Los Alamitos and No. 5 Lengthy Seaside Poly at Veterans Stadium.
“This wasn’t like a decision made. It’s the ratings system that drives this,” Southern Section commissioner Rob Wigod stated.
There will probably be two first-round video games performed Friday: No. 10 Orange Lutheran at No. 7 Huntington Seaside Edison and No. 9 San Juan Capistrano JSerra at No. 8 Santa Margarita.
On Nov. 11, quarterfinal video games would be the winner of JSerra-Santa Margarita at No. 1-seeded Santa Ana Mater Dei and the winner of Orange Lutheran-Edison at No. 2-seeded Bellflower St. John Bosco. Additionally that day will probably be No. 6 Mission Viejo at No. 3 Corona Centennial and Los Alamitos vs. Lengthy Seaside Poly.
Gardena Serra, the second-place finisher within the Mission League, obtained the No. 1 seed in Division 2. It is going to be a division full of Mission League groups, together with league champion Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, La Puente Bishop Amat and West Hills Chaminade. There are some terrific matchups, comparable to Downey Warren at Sierra Canyon and Ventura St. Bonaventure at Hesperia Oak Hills.
Different prime seeds had been Corona del Mar in Division 3, Camarillo in Division 4, Villa Park in Division 5, San Juan Hills in Division 6, Lakewood Mayfair in Division 7, Brentwood in Division 8, La Quinta in Division 9, Santa Ana in Division 10, San Juan Capistrano Valley Christian in Division 11, Lancaster in Division 12, Torrance Bishop Montgomery in Division 13 and Backyard Grove Bolsa Grande in Division 14.
Bolsa Grande is making its first playoff look since 1987.
All six Mission League groups made the playoffs and every one will get to host within the opening spherical. Anaheim Servite and La Verne Damien had been the very best rated groups from CalPreps rankings to not make the event.