End of the Regular Season
As the regular season comes to a close, here are the current records in the county (in order of ranking).
1. Einstein - 8-0, 0 matches left, Set Record 24-1
1. Clarksburg - 8-0, 0 matches left, Set Record 24-1
(First seed TBD by coin toss)
3. Churchill - 8-0, 0 matches left, Set Record 24-3
4. Wheaton - 6-2, 0 matches left ( .704 set win percentage)
5. Northwest - 6-2, 0 matches left (.692 set win percentage)
6. WJ - 5-3, 0 matches left
7. Wootton - 4-4, 0 matches left (.586 set win percentage)
8. Blake - 4-4, 0 matches left (.489 set win percentage)
9. Gaithersburg - 4-4, 0 matches left (.462 set win percentage)
10. Sherwood - 3-4, 0 matches left
11. Whitman - 3-5, 0 matches left
12. Quince Orchard - 1-6, 1 match left vs Poolesville
13. Rockville - 1-7, 0 matches left
14. Paint Branch - 1-7, 0 matches left
15. Poolesville - 0-6, 1 match left vs QO
16. Blair - 0-8, 0 matches
As predicted, Clarksburg and Einstein finished the regular season with identical match and set records. Therefore, the first seed will be determined by coin toss, which should happen sometime before next week.
Seeds 4 and 5, Wheaton and Northwest, have identical match records, but Wheaton's set % gives them the 4.
At 7, 8 and 9, Wootton, Blake, and Gaithersburg have identical match records, but Wootton's set record gives them the 7. Keep in mind that a few of Wotton's losses (including to Churchill) went 5 sets during the regular season. They are a stronger 7th seed than their record would lead you to believe.
Seeds 12-15 are still undecided as Quince Orchard's final match against Poolesville will impact the last four spots.
Here is the playoff schedule moving forward (tentative):
June 8th - Round of 16 @ higher seed
June 10th - Round of 8 @ higher seed
June 14th - Semifinals @ higher seed
June 16th - Finals @ Magruder
And, here is an updated POTENTIAL bracket. Please remember that this bracket is tentative, as all matches have not been played, and coin toss has not been completed.
Stay tuned for more updates as the regular season comes to an end and playoffs begin. This is certainly the most exciting time of year for MCPS Boys Volleyball.
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