The final week of region play is in the books for everyone outside of 6A/7A Region 1. There are still some playoff spots to be determined in region play in Mobile, but other than that, the region slate is done and the playoffs are, for the most part, set.

Below are all of the unofficial brackets for each classification 1A-7A. The official brackets will be released by the AHSAA after next week, but we have gone through and set them all in place for you to see.

If a team is listed in red it means that spot isn’t 100% set in stone yet. If that is the case, then we are loosely projecting which team will belong there. For each case like that, we will explain what the situation is below the bracket. If a team is listed in black, they are locked into that spot.

Most of the situations, outside of the 6A/7A Mobile regions, will fall under tiebreaker “L” which states: “The team whose defeated non-region opponents (in class, above class, and within two classes below) have the most victories if all teams involved in the tie play an equal number of games.” So anywhere you see “Tiebreaker L” listed, this is the rule we are referring to.

We will release our cool, printable versions of the brackets for you after next week once all of the seeds are set and approved by the AHSAA. Until then, here are how the brackets look in our post-Week 9 bracketology. If you have any questions as to why a certain team is listed or if you note any errors, feel free to contact us on Twitter @JoxPreps or email us.

It should also be noted that the top team (the higher seed) is the home team for the first round. That’s the way the official brackets are written up this year, so we are following suit.


Class 1A

Region 6

There is a three-way tiebreaker scenario that goes to tiebreaker “L” between Lynn, Hubbertville and Marion County.

Here is how things stand as of now:

Hubbertville (9): Waterloo (7 wins, potentially 8), Hackleburg (2 wins, potentially 3)
Remaining opponents: Phillips (4 wins)

Marion County (5): Vina (0 wins, potentially 1), Hackleburg (2 wins, potentially 3), Sulligent (3 wins, potentially 4)
Remaining opponents: None

Lynn (4): Phillips (4 wins, potentially 5)
Remaining opponents: Winston County (5 wins)

Hubbertville is leading this tiebreaker for now. Marion County can’t pass them, but Lynn can if they beat Winston County and Phillips beats Hubbertville. If Hubbertville wins, they win regardless, but can also win if Lynn wins and Waterloo or Hackleburg also win.

If Hubbertville wins the tiebreaker, then – 3. Hubbertville, 4. Marion County
If Lynn wins the tiebreaker, then – 3. Lynn, 4. Hubbertville

Hubbertville is in regardless but seeding is still up in the air.


Class 2A

Region 1

There is a three-way tie between Chickasaw, JU Blacksher and Washington County for fourth place. Here is how things stand now according to tiebreaker “L”:

Chickasaw (7): Resurrection (MS) (6 wins, potentially 7), St. Michael (0 wins, potentially 1)
Remaining opponents: None

JU Blacksher (3): Excel (3 wins, potentially 4)
Remaining opponents: None

Washington County (1): Fruitdale (1 win, potentially 2)
Remaining opponents: None

Because the win over Resurrection High School in Mississippi counts, Chickasaw can’t lose this tiebreaker, therefore they are the fourth seed.

Region 4

There is a three-way tie between Vincent, Fayetteville and Horseshoe Bend for fourth place. Here is how things stand now according to tiebreaker “L”:

Vincent (6): Winterboro (6 wins)
Remaining opponents: Ashville (1 win)

Fayetteville (0): None
Remaining opponents: BB Comer (2 wins)

Horseshoe Bend (0): None
Remaining opponents: Prattville Christian (3 wins)

Since Vincent already has six wins in this tiebreaker, they win it by default because Horseshoe Bend and Fayetteville can’t catch them with wins this week.

Region 7

There is a three-way tie between Addison, Red Bay and Colbert County for first place. Sheffield is locked in as the #4 seed behind them. Here is how things stand now according to tiebreaker “L”:

Addison (12): Curry (5 wins), Winston County (5 wins, potentially 6), Vinemont (2 wins, potentially 3)
Remaining opponents: None

Red Bay (8): Colbert Heights (6 wins), Phil Campbell (2 wins, potentially 3)
Remaining opponents: Wilson (3 wins)

Colbert County (4): Cherokee (4 wins, potentially 5)
Remaining opponents: Lauderdale County (4 wins)

As of right now, Addison is looking good to win this tiebreaker, but Red Bay can still tie them if they beat Wilson and Phil Campbell wins AND Winston County/Vinemont both lose.

If Addison wins the tiebreaker, then – 1. Addison, 2. Red Bay, 3. Colbert County
If Red Bay wins the tiebreaker, then – 1. Red Bay, 2. Colbert County, 3. Addison

The way it will end up working out, Red Bay is guaranteed a home game in the first round while Colbert County can’t win the region.


Class 3A

Region 2

There is a three-way tie for third place in Region 2 between Houston Academy, Wicksburg and Slocumb. Here is how things stand now according to tiebreaker “L”:

Houston Academy (6): McKenzie (1 win, potentially 2), Florala (5 wins)
Remaining opponents: GW Long (2 wins)

Wicksburg (5): Daleville (5 wins), Rehobeth (0 wins)
Remaining opponents: Ashford (4 wins)

Slocumb (0): None
Remaining opponents: Geneva County (6 wins)

As of now, Houston Academy holds the tiebreaker. Slocumb can’t win the tiebreaker, because even if they got the 6 wins from Geneva County, that would only tie Houston Academy at best and Houston Academy holds the head-to-head tiebreaker.

If Houston Academy wins the tiebreaker, then – 3. Houston Academy, 4. Slocumb (based on head-to-head win over Wicksburg)
If Wicksburg wins the tiebreaker, then – 3. Wicksburg, 4. Houston Academy (based on head-to-head win over Slocumb)

Region 6

There is a three-way tie for first place in Region 6 between Randolph County, Saks and Piedmont. All of the teams are locked into the playoffs with Weaver as the 4-seed, but they still have to play for position. Tiebreaker “L” says “The team whose defeated non-region opponents (in classs, above class, and within two classes below) have the most victories if all teams involved in the tie play an equal number of games.” However, Saks played less games than the other teams, so there aren’t an equal number of games played. According to the official schedules on AHSAA.com – Randolph County (10 games), Piedmont (10 games), Saks (9 games).

So we go to tiebreaker “M” which says: “The team whose defeated opponents have the most victories if all teams involved in the tie play an equal number of games.” Same issue here.

On to tiebreaker “N” which says: “The team whose defeated opponents have the most victories.” No equal games requirement here, so we’ll go to the total wins for each team. These numbers don’t include: BB Comer, Walter Wellborn, Pleasant Valley, Weaver and Glencoe since they all defeated those opponents in region play and get the same number of wins from them. So we will just count the different wins:

Piedmont (16): Addison (8 wins), Randolph County (8 wins, potentially 9)
Remaining opponents: Geraldine (8 wins)

Randolph County (14): Notasulga (4 wins), Woodland (2 wins, potentially 3), Saks (8 wins)
Remaining opponents: Wadley (7 wins)

Saks (12): Alabama Christian (3 wins, potentially 4), Cleburne County (2 wins), Piedmont (7 wins, potentially 8)
Remaining opponents: None

As of now, Piedmont is winning, and a win over Geraldine will lock up the region title for them since that would put them at 24, and a win for Randolph County would put them at 21 (plus they can only get one more win from Woodland to get to 22 which wouldn’t be enough). Saks can’t win this tiebreaker regardless so they can’t be region champion.

If Piedmont wins the tiebreaker, then – 1. Piedmont, 2. Randolph County, 3. Saks
If Randolph County wins the tiebreaker, then – 1. Randolph County, 2. Saks, 3. Piedmont

Region 7

There is a three-way tie for third place in region 7 between Pisgah, Sylvania and Plainview all at 3-3. Geraldine is first, Susan Moore is second. Here is how things stand now according to tiebreaker “L”:

Pisgah (3): Woodville (3 wins, potentially 4)
Remaining opponents: North Sand Mountain (7 wins)

Sylvania (1): Gaston (1 win, potentially 2)
Remaining opponents: Fyffe (9 wins)

Plainview (0): None
Remaining opponents: Crossville (1 win)

Plainview can’t win this tiebreaker regardless. The only way that Sylvania can win is to defeat the #1 team from 2A in Fyffe.

If Sylvania wins, then – 3. Sylvania, 4. Pisgah
If Sylvania loses, then – 3. Pisgah, 4. Plainview


Class 4A

Region 1

The top two seeds are locked in to UMS-Wright and Hillcrest-Evergreen, but behind them there is a three-way tie for third between Williamson, Andalusia and Escambia County. Here is how things stand now according to tiebreaker “L”:

Andalusia (4): Trinity (4 wins, potentially 5), Opp (0 wins, potentially 1)
Remaining opponents: None

Williamson (3): LeFlore (3 wins, potentially 4), BC Rain (0 wins, potentially 1)
Remaining opponents: Vigor (8 wins)

Escambia County (0): Wilcox Central (0 wins, potentially 1)
Remaining opponents: Francis Marion (5 wins) ineligible, Class 1A

As it sits now, Andalusia is the winner of this tiebreaker. The only way Williamson would win this tiebreaker is if they A) beat Vigor or B) LeFlore and BC Rain both win AND Trinity and Opp both lose. If Andalusia and Williamson tie, Andalusia wins on head-to-head tiebreak. Escambia County can’t win this no matter what.

If Andalusia wins this tiebreaker, then – 3. Andalusia, 4. Williamson

If Williamson wins this tiebreaker, then – 3. Williamson, 4. Escambia County

Williamson is locked in no matter what, but the seeding is all up for grabs.

Region 5

This region has a three-way tiebreaker at the top. There are currently three teams tied at 5-1 for first, and Curry is locked in at the fourth seed. The three tied at the top are Good Hope, Fayette County, and Northside. Here is how things stand now according to tiebreaker “L”:

Fayette County (12): Gordo (7 wins, potentially 8), Sipsey Valley (5 wins, potentially 6)
Remaining opponents: Dora (5 wins)

Northside (10): Corner (5 wins, potentially 6), Brookwood (2 wins, potentially 3), West Blocton (3 wins, potentially 4)
Remaining opponents: Sipsey Valley (5 wins)

Good Hope (7): Carbon Hill (4 wins, potentially 5), Priceville (2 wins, potentially 3), Tanner (1 win, potentially 2)
Remaining opponents: Hanceville (1 win)

So as of now, Fayette County will win this, and it’s probable the Tigers win this tiebreaker. They currently lead by 2 games, and Northside’s only shot of winning the region title is a win coupled with a Fayette County loss to Dora, which is possible. Even in the event of a Fayette County and Gordo loss along with wins by Corner, Brookwood, and West Blocton, a Northside loss to Sipsey Valley would still put Fayette County and Northside at 13 and give the head-to-head to Fayette County. Good Hope cannot win the tiebreaker.

If Fayette County indeed wins, then – 1. Fayette County, 2. Northside, 3. Good Hope
If Northside wins the tiebreaker, then – 1. Northside, 2. Good Hope, 3. Fayette County

Region 7

This region is settled, but we will let you know why here. There is a three-way tie between St. John Paul II, DAR and Randolph for second place. That means that all of the teams will make the playoffs, but still a tiebreaker for seed. Here is how things stand now according to tiebreaker “L”:

St. John Paul II (6): Locust Fork (4 wins), East Lawrence (2 wins, potentially 3)
Remaining opponents: Douglas (1 win)

Randolph (4): Lauderdale County (4 wins, potentially 5)
Remaining opponents: Clements (0 wins)

DAR (1): Douglas (1 win, potentially 2)
Remaining opponents: Brindlee Mountain (0 wins)

St. John Paul wins this tiebreaker regardless because Randolph can’t catch them, nor can DAR, therefore putting St. John Paul II in the second seed. DAR defeated Randolph head-to-head so they will third while Randolph is fourth.


Class 5A

Region 2

This region is settled, but we will let you know why here. There are two spots up for grabs here between three teams – Tallassee, Valley and Charles Henderson. However, Valley wins the tiebreaker based on their win over Beauregard according to tiebreaker “D”. That leaves it between Tallassee and Charles Henderson for the final spot and Charles Henderson won head-to-head so they are the fourth seed.

Region 4

The top three seeds are set in this region, but there is a three-way tie for fourth in this region between Parker, Wenonah and Fairfield. Tiebreaker “L” says “The team whose defeated non-region opponents (in classs, above class, and within two classes below) have the most victories if all teams involved in the tie play an equal number of games.” However, Wenonah played less games than the other teams, so there aren’t an equal number of games played. According to the official schedules on AHSAA.com – Fairfield (10 games), Parker (10 games), Wenonah (8 games).

So we go to tiebreaker “M” which says: “The team whose defeated opponents have the most victories if all teams involved in the tie play an equal number of games.” Same issue here.

On to tiebreaker “N” which says: “The team whose defeated opponents have the most victories.” No equal games requirement here, so we’ll go to the total wins for each team:

Parker (6): Huffman (1 win, potentially 2), John Carroll (1 win), Woodlawn (1 win, potentially 2), Fairfield (3 wins, potentially 4)
Remaining opponents: Jackson-Olin (9 wins)

Wenonah (6): John Carroll (1 win), Woodlawn (1 win, potentially 2), Parker (4 wins, potentially 5)
Remaining opponents: None

Fairfield (5): John Carroll (1 win), Woodlawn (1 win, potentially 2), Wenonah (3 wins)
Remaining opponents: Central-Tuscaloosa (4 wins)

So as of now, Parker and Wenonah are tied, which would then put Wenonah in the fourth seed because they won head-to-head over Parker. Since John Carroll and Woodlawn are common defeated opponents, we can count them out and look at other wins. We aren’t projecting Parker to beat Jackson-Olin. However, if they do, they will clearly get the most wins and advance in fourth. If Fairfield beats Central-Tuscaloosa, then they could add 4 to their total and therefore win the tiebreaker.

So, because of this tiebreaker, here is how each team wins the final playoff spot:

Parker – Beat Jackson-Olin OR Huffman wins and Fairfield loses

Wenonah – Parker loses and Huffman loses

Fairfield – Parker loses and Fairfield wins


Class 6A

Region 1

6A Region 1 still has another week of region play left, so there are still seeds to be claimed. The only spot that is set is St. Paul’s in third. Here are the current standings of playoff eligible teams:

1. Saraland (7-0)
1. Spanish Fort (7-0)
3. St. Paul’s (5-2)
4. Blount (4-3)
5. Baldwin County (4-4)
6. Daphne (3-4)

St. Paul’s is locked in because the worst they could do is tie Blount and they have the head-to-head victory. Also, Saraland and Spanish Fort play this week and the winner is first while the loser is second guaranteed. That only leaves the fourth seed between Blount, Baldwin County and Daphne. Baldwin County is done with region play and Blount and Daphne play this week.

If Blount defeats Daphne, they are fourth. If Daphne wins, it will cause a 3-way tie. It will go to non-region games at that point with tiebreaker “L”, and this is how it stands as of now:

Daphne (7): Daphne (7 wins, potentially 8)
Remaining non-region opponents: None

Baldwin County (2): Murphy (2 wins, potentially 3)
Remaining non-region opponents: Charles Henderson (3 wins)

Blount (0): Alma Bryant (0 wins)
Remaining non-region opponents: None

Daphne will win this tiebreaker no matter what. So it’s pretty simple:

Blount wins – Blount is 4th
Daphne wins – Daphne is 4th

Baldwin County can’t win this tiebreaker no matter what.


Class 7A

Region 1

Theodore locked up the region last week with their win over Mary Montgomery. They are the only team done with region play at 7-1, but will win the tiebreaker over Fairhope and McGill-Toolen.

Fairhope and McGill-Toolen play this week for second place. The loser will be third regardless since both hold a potential tiebreaker over Davidson. Davidson is locked into fourth place since they are two full games ahead of Baker in fifth.

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