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The power rankings formula means every game affects every team and so the scenarios we describe are not definitive. We base these scenarios on probable outcomes and for games that could go either way, we will give both scenarios. Here is where teams stand heading into the final week of the regular season.

Class 6A Subregional (with District 11)

Wilkes Barre clinches a spot with a win over Valley West and most likely gets into the subregional even with a loss. Williamsport can also clinch a playoff spot with a win over Tunkhannock. Losses by Easton and Liberty (both are underdogs) help both WVC teams. Hazleton Area is eliminated from the subregional.

Class 5A

Delaware Valley plays Abington Heights in the season finale. If the Warriors win, they clinch the No. 1 seed. However, if the Comets win, they could slip into to the top seed. This is one of those scenarios where Abington would other things to go right for that to happen. Whoever isn’t the No. 1 seed will be the No. 2 seed and host a semifinal. If Scranton wins or Pittston Area loses, the Knights clinch the No. 3 seed. If Scranton loses and Pittston wins, the Patriots would slide into the No. 3 spot and Scranton would fall to No. 4. If the Knights and Patriots both lose, Scranton stays at No. 3 and the Patriots at No. 4. West Scranton and Wyoming Valley West are eliminated.

Class 4A

Three teams – Dallas, Valley View, Wyoming Area – are vying for the top three spots. If all three win Week 10, Valley View most likely jumps to the No. 1 seed with Dallas No. 2 and Wyoming Area No. 3. If the Cougars lose and both Dallas and Wyoming Area win, the Mountaineers stay at No. 1. Valley View and Wyoming Area would be points apart and that scenario could go either way depending on several other games. Crestwood is locked in at No. 4 and will get a home game in the quarterfinals. If Nanticoke wins or North Pocono loses, Nanticoke clinches the No. 5 seed. However, if Nanticoke loses and North Pocono wins, then North Pocono would move to No. 5 spot and Nanticoke drops to No. 6. The last two seeds are more complicated.

If Berwick, Wallenpaupack, Honesdale and Tunkhannock all lose, Berwick and Wallenpaupack would earn the No. 7 and 8 seeds.  If any of those teams win, they would move themselves to the top of the list.

Class 3A

Scranton Prep is No. 1. Western Wayne is No. 2. If Lake-Lehman wins or Hanover loses, the Black Knights will be No. 3. If Hanover wins and Lehman loses, Hanover jumps to No. 3 and Lehman drops to No. 4. If Hanover loses and Carbondale wins, the Chargers jump into the No. 4 spot and Hanover is out.

Class 2A

Dunmore has clinched the No. 1 seed. If Mid Valley wins or Riverside loses, the Spartans earn the No. 2 seed. If Riverside wins and Mid Valley loses, the Vikings get the No. 2 seed. Susquehanna is the No. 4 seed. Holy Cross, Lakeland and Holy Redeemer have been eliminated.

Class 1A

Lackawanna Trail will host Old Forge on November 3rd for District 2 Class 1A title.