Joshua Johnson and Kaiser, here against Summit, only have one way they won’t be the league’s No. 1 team for the playoffs.
The Sunkist League is one of those leagues where, if all things go as expected, they will not need to use coin flip results to determine league placement for the playoffs.
Kaiser is favored to defeat Colton and Summit is expected to beat Grand Terrace, which would put Kaiser first, Summit second and Colton third.
But if Colton and Summit win, or if Grand Terrace and Kaiser win, there would be a 3-way tie. And it wouldn’t be different if there had been no upsets.
In the case of Colton and Summit winning, the 3-way tie would be for 1st between Kaiser, Summit and Colton. The coin flip results would put Kaiser first, Summit second and Colton third.
In the case of Grand Terrace and Kaiser winning, the 3-way tie would be for 2nd between Summit, Colton and Grand Terrace. The coin flip results: Summit 2nd, Colton 3rd, Grand Terrace 4th.
So, it sounds like Summit is locked into the No. 2 spot? Not completely. If both games are upsets, and Colton and Grand Terrace win, there would be no coin flips necessary, Colton would be 4-1 in league and go as the No. 1 based on head-to-head, Kaiser would be 4-1 and No. 2, and Grand Terrace would be 3-2 and the No. 3 team (on head-to-head), leaving Summit at 3-2 and No. 4, and vying for an at-large berth.