Play Off Picture

USA Pac WestWe are almost into the month of April and now we are heading down the final stretch of the regular season and the play off picture is now starting to come into focus.

 

North Division

#1 High Desert Rams 6-0

The Rams are sitting a top the North Division but suffered a bit of a scare at the hands of the Bakersfield Sharks last week. This week the Rams take on the Southeast Pirates in the first leg of a home and away series with the Southeast Pirates from San Diego. The key to this week is simple, win and the Rams lock up the first round bye from the North Division.

#2 Santa Clarita Skyhawks 4-2

The Skyhawks have had a strong season with 2 losses coming to the top ranked Elite and Rams, however the Skyhawls have hung tough with both teams, this week they will be the recipient of a forfeit victory due to the Falcons ceasing operations for the remainder of the season. This sets the Skyhawks up to host the Bakersfield Sharks in round 1 of the play off in what should be an interest ing match up considering their week  1 battle was won by the Skyhawks 22-16.

#3 Bakersfield Sharks 2-4

The Sharks road to the play offs has been a bumpy one but none the less the Sharks are looking to exact some revenge on their path towards the Pac West championship. The Sharks lost 22-16 in Week 1 to the Skyhawks and 18-12 to the High Desert Rams last week  and in order to reach the championship game the Sharks must start their play off march at Santa Clarita against the Skyhawks. Before then they have dates with the Hi Desert Heat, So Cal Elite, and East LA Spartans to get ready for their Wild Card play off Run.

 

South Division

#1 So Cal Elite 6-0

The Elite are riding a 2 season winning streak, however rumors have surfaced of trouble in Elite camp and how they respond will be key in their run towards back to back championships. The Elite are the South #1 seed this weeks game against the Spartans and the game the following week against the Sharks are tune ups for the highly anticipated regular season finale against the High Desert Rams in which may be a preview of the Pac West Championship game.

#2 Southeast Pirates 3-3

The Pirates benefit from the Falcons ceasing operations in that they now control their own fate for hosting a play off game and they will be facing one of the two teams battling for the remaining play off spot in the Hi Desert Heat and East La Spartans. With victories over both teams the Pirates only need to stay focused and not get too far ahead of themselves as they start looking toward the South Division championship game at the Elite.

 

Wild Card

With the Falcons ceasing operations a change to the play off format has come up, the Heat and Spartans are now in a race for the final play off spot. Both teams are winless coming into week 7 but the two team will play each other in week 9 with the winner most liking heading to the play offs to face the Southeast Pirates out of San Diego.

East LA Spartans 0-5

The Spartans are looking at a shot at the play offs after a tough regular season, with the Falcons out the door has been opened for post season play. They play the Elite Saturday night in what could be a tough one but they should be marking their calendars for week 9 when they go head to head with the Hi Desert Heat, winner of that game will hold all tie breakers and the play off spot in their hands.

Hi Desert Heat 0-6

The Heat have had a rough season but they light at the end of the tunnel is this find a way to win against the Spartans and possibly slide into the play offs. For the Heat the play offs start in week 9.

 

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