Heartland Conference playoff pictureNovember 6, 2000
For Bluffton to make the playoffs, two things have to happen this weekend:
1. Bluffton has to beat Defiance.
2. Hanover has to lose at Franklin.
Bluffton's opponent this Saturday, Defiance College, controls their own fate in both the playoff picture and the HCAC title hunt. Here's a look at the scenerios following this Saturday's games:
If Hanover wins- If Defiance beats Bluffton, Defiance goes to the playoffs (DC beat Hanover 13-7 on Oct. 7)
- If Bluffton beats Defiance, Hanover goes to the playoffs (HC beat Bluffton 24-15 on Oct. 14)
If Hanover loses and Bluffton wins- Bluffton goes to the playoffs since Hanover and Defiance will both have two HCAC losses.
If Hanover loses and Defiance wins- Defiance goes to the playoffs since Hanover and Bluffton will both have two HCAC losses.
So, that means that Bluffton is rooting for Franklin, Hanover is rooting for Bluffton, and Defiance is rooting for themselves.
Check out the entire tie-breaking system at the Heartland Conference tie-breaker page.