Updated: 10/24/20 at 1:18 am

It’s time for JoxPreps Bracketology for the 2020 season!

This has been quite the season! We are inching closer to the playoffs and with our bracketology, we like to take a look at how we feel the brackets could play out with only a few weeks left in region play. 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 – none of this is set in stone yet. As we near the end of the season, teams will begin to lock up playoff spots, and we will make sure to note when that happens.

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 1A as of right now:

* – Seeds/teams marked in red are still up in the air.

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. Brantley (7-0)LOCKED
2. McKenzie (5-2)LOCKED
3. Florala (5-2)LOCKED
4. Samson (4-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

McKenzie beat Florala head-to-head to get second place. Samson beat Georgiana head-to-head to get fourth.


Region 2

1. Sweet Water (6-0)LOCKED
2. Millry (5-1)LOCKED
3. Fruitdale (4-2)LOCKED
4. Marengo (3-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is complete.


Region 3

1. Linden (6-0)LOCKED
2. Keith (5-1)LOCKED
3. Central-Hayneville (4-2)LOCKED
4. JF Shields (3-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is complete.


Region 4

1. Maplesville (6-0)LOCKED
2. Notasulga (5-1)LOCKED
3. Billingsley (3-3)MEDIUM
4. Autaugaville (3-3)MEDIUM

Others that could grab a spot: Loachapoka (3-3)

There is a three-way tie for third place. It will go to non-region wins which currently stand:

Billingsley – 4 (Prattville Christian: 1, Vincent: 2) – they play each other in the final week to guarantee another win

Loachapoka – 2 (Beulah: 1, Talladega County Central: 1)

Autaugaville – 1 (Talladega County Central: 1, RC Hatch/Francis Marion: 0 for cancelled seasons)

Billingsley has a chance to add 5 more with Thorsby. Loachapoka plays Highland Home who could add 5 more. Autaugaville has Ellwood Christian on their schedule in the final week and they cancelled their season.

Autaugaville can’t win the tiebreaker because their only real opponent is Talladega County Central and Loachapoka also beat them on top of Beulah. Loachapoka would have to step up and beat Highland Home to have a chance (and hope Billingsley loses to Thorsby which would negate that).

If Billingsley wins the tiebreaker – they are third and Autaugaville is fourth

If Loachapoka wins the tiebreaker – they are third and Billingsley is third


Region 5

1. Winterboro (6-0)LOCKED
2. Ragland (5-1)LOCKED
3. Woodland (4-2)LOCKED
4. Wadley (3-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is complete.


Region 6

1. Berry (7-0)LOCKED
2. Pickens County (6-1)LOCKED
3. Hubbertville (5-2)LOCKED
4. Brilliant (4-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is complete.


Region 7

1. Valley Head (6-0)LOCKED
2. Cedar Bluff (5-1)LOCKED
3. Woodville (4-2)LOCKED
4. Sumiton Christian (3-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is complete.


Region 8

1. Decatur Heritage (7-0)LOCKED
2. Waterloo (6-1)LOCKED
3. RA Hubbard (5-2)LOCKED
4. Hackleburg (4-3)LOCKED

Others that could grab a spot: None

This region is complete.