Week 9 was a little bizarre with all of the Thursday games, but we will keep track of everything here!

Last updated: October 28, 12:22 pm

We take a look at how we feel the brackets could play out and below is the bracket as we see it here at JoxPreps. This is nothing more than us looking at the numbers so far and projecting where teams could finish. These current placings are a mix of current standings, projections and our opinion. Most teams will be locked in after this week, but some will have to head to non-region tiebreakers next week.

With each team listed in the bracket, we have given a confidence grade. This shows how confident we are that a team will finish in a certain spot. A “HIGH” grade means that we feel they will almost assuredly finish in that spot. A “MEDIUM” grade means that we feel that the team will most likely finish somewhere around where we have them listed, maybe a spot or two off depending on future results. A “LOW” grade means that things are still way up in the air and this is only an opinion from us, but there is a lot that still has to play out.

Here is the JoxPreps bracketology for Class 5A as of right now:

* – Teams marked in black are set in place
* – Teams marked in bold are going to be the home team in the first round
* – Teams marked in red are still up in the air

Please note, this bracket is unofficial until the AHSAA has released their final brackets.

Confidence

LOCKED = Locked into that position no matter what
HIGH = Most likely will finish where they are
MEDIUM = Most likely will finish within a spot or two of where our projections have them
LOW = May be in good position now, but things could drastically change with just one or two results


Region 1

1. Faith Academy (6-0)LOCKED
2. Citronelle (4-2)LOCKED
3. Jackson (3-3)LOCKED
4. Vigor (3-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is set. Despite there being a three-way tie for third with the two teams listed and Satsuma, Jackson defeated Citronelle which trumps any non-region tiebreaker. So Jackson is third, then the winner of Vigor/Satsuma is fourth – which is Vigor.


Region 2

1. Valley (5-1)LOCKED
2. Rehobeth (4-2)LOCKED
3. Greenville (4-2)LOCKED
4. Charles Henderson (4-2)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is set because Rehobeth wins the three-way tie due to their win over #1 Valley. Then it goes to head-to-head for Charles Henderson and Greenville which Greenville won.


Region 3

1. Bibb County (6-0)LOCKED
2. Chilton County (5-1)LOCKED
3. Demopolis (4-2)LOCKED
4. Marbury (3-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is set.


Region 4

1. Pleasant Grove (6-1)HIGH
2. Briarwood (6-1)HIGH
3. Ramsay (6-1)HIGH
4. Parker (4-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region will go to Tiebreaker L which is “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.”

Here are the current win totals after week 9:

Pleasant Grove – 12, potentially 15 (Mortimer Jordan: 8, West Blocton: 4 potentially 5) with Leeds (2) remaining
Briarwood – 8, potentially 19 (Chelsea: 4 potentially 5, Hartselle: 4 potentially 5) with Hueytown (9) remaining
Ramsay – 8, potentially 10 (Minor: 5 potentially 6, Central-Tuscaloosa: 3 potentially 4) with none remaining

Pleasant Grove is sitting as the leader in the clubhouse right now. It basically comes down to Briarwood vs. Hueytown.:

Briarwood defeats Hueytown – 1) Briarwood, 2) Ramsay, 3) Pleasant Grove
Hueytown defeats Briarwood – 1) Pleasant Grove, 2) Briarwood, 3) Ramsay


Region 5

1. Mortimer Jordan (6-1)LOCKED
2. Central Clay-County (6-1)LOCKED
3. Sylacauga (5-2)LOCKED
4. Center Point (5-2)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is set.


Region 6

1. Etowah (6-0)LOCKED
2. Alexandria (5-1)LOCKED
3. Sardis (4-2)LOCKED
4. Boaz (3-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is set.


Region 7

1. Jasper (7-0)LOCKED
2. Hamilton (5-2)LOCKED
3. Russellville (5-2)LOCKED
4. Corner (4-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is set.


Region 8

1. Madison County (6-1)LOCKED
2. Scottsboro (6-1)LOCKED
3. Guntersville (5-2)LOCKED
4. Madison Academy (4-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is set.