Here’s a look at the playoff scenarios for each region in Class AAAAA. This is not meant to include every possibility, because tiebreaker procedures vary from region to region and are not widely publicized. Instead, it is focused on the most likely or least complicated scenarios.
*Region 1: The winner of the Thomas County Central-Harris County game will be the region champion and the loser will be the No. 2 seed. The winner of the Lee County-Bainbridge game will be the No. 3 seed and the loser will be the No. 4 seed. Northside of Columbus and Hardaway have been eliminated from playoff contention.
*Region 2: Northside of Warner Robins has clinched the region title. Warner Robins and Lakeside of Evans have clinched playoff berths and play each other this week. Warner Robins can clinch the No. 2 seed with a victory. Jones County can secure a playoff berth with a victory against Grovetown on Friday. Grovetown still has a shot, but it needs to beat Jones County and hope for a Lakeside upset of Warner Robins.
*Region 3: Ware County, Effingham County and Richmond Hill have clinched playoff berths, and the other spot will go to the winner of the Glynn Academy-Jenkins game. The winner of the Ware County-Effingham County game will win the region title.
*Region 4: The winners of the four region play-in games will advance to the state playoffs. Those games are Ola at Whitewater, Drew at Creekside, McIntosh at Union Grove and Northgate at Mundy’s Mill. Whitewater will be the region champion if it beats Ola.
*Region 5: The winner of the East Paulding-Allatoona game will be the region champion and the loser will be the No. 2 seed. Rome has clinched third place, and North Paulding will finish in fourth place.
*Region 6: M.L. King has clinched the region title. Stephenson can clinch second place with a victory against North Atlanta, and Tucker can take the No. 3 seed with a victory against Mays. Southwest DeKalb, Miller Grove and Mays are tied for fourth place, but Southwest DeKalb will get the playoff berth barring an upset.
*Region 7: The winners of the four region play-in games will advance to the state playoffs. Those games are Creekview at Riverwood, Sequoyah at Sprayberry, Northview at Pope and Forsyth Central at Kell. Kell will be the region champion if it beats Forsyth Central.
*Region 8: The winner of the Flowery Branch-Gainesville game will be the region champion and the loser will be the No. 2 seed. Heritage of Conyers has clinched third place, and Clarke Central has clinched fourth place.