A Look at the Playoff Chase

With the rain coming down today, we’ll take a quick look at the playoff chase through Monday night:

North W L PCT GB
Purcellville 22 14 0.611
Front Royal 21 15 0.583 1
New Market 20 17 0.541 2.5
Winchester 19 19 0.500 4
Strasburg 15 21 0.417 7
Woodstock 5 33 0.132 18
  • Purcellville: 6 games left, clinched playoff spot, right now #1 seed
  • Front Royal: 6 games left, 1 game behind Cannons, 1.5 ahead of Rebels, clinched playoff spot
  • New Market: 5 games left, 1.5 behind Cardinals, 1.5 ahead of Royals. Won 3 in a row, 7-3 in last 10. The hottest team in the North, but has not clinched a playoff spot yet (1 win and/or 1 Strasburg loss will clinch a tie for a spot, though)
  • Winchester: 4 games left, 1.5 behind Rebels, 3 ahead of Express. 2 wins and/or 1 win and a Strasburg loss will clinch a tie for playoff spot
  • Strasburg: 6 games left, 3 behind Royals. The Express doesn’t need to win out just yet, but they need to win at least 4 of their last 6, and get some help to make the playoffs.
  • Woodstock: 4 games left, eliminated from playoff chase for the 3rd season in row. Needs to win out to tie Rockbridge for lowest winning percentage since 2001 (at least).
South W L PCT GB
Covington 24 14 0.632
Charlottesville 23 16 0.590 1.5
Waynesboro 22 18 0.550 3
Staunton 19 20 0.487 5.5
Harrisonburg 18 21 0.462 6.5
  • Covington: 4 games left, 1.5 ahead of Tom Sox. Clinched top 3 seed.
  • Charlottesville: 3 games left, 1.5 behind Jacks, 1.5 ahead of Generals. Clinched top 3 playoff spot.
  • Waynesboro: 2 games left, 1.5 behind Tom Sox, 2.5 ahead of Braves. Clinched playoff spot.
  • Staunton: 3 games left, 2.5 behind Generals, 1 ahead of Turks. The two teams are to play tonight; if the Braves win, they would clinch a tie for the 4th spot, and they would have to win one OR the Turks lose one to be in the playoffs for sure.
  • Harrisonburg: 3 games left, 1 behind Braves. If the Turks beat the Braves, the teams would be tied with 2 games left for each. (Braves play Waynesboro and Charlottesville; Turks would play Charlottesville and Covington. Neither team has it easy!)

2 comments

  1. John – with VBL announcing end of regular season extended 2 days, to Sat. July 28th, and that playoff seedings will be based on the as of then records- the magic number has lost its usefulness. What with 5 more postponements tonight (July 24th), and plenty of bad weather forecasted for the 25th- it’s a distinct possibility that some teams won’t get 42 games completed.

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