Showing how incredibly complicated the Section 1 B situation is, both Kevin Devaney (on his blog - this link is to the comments; scroll to the top of the page) and John Malone (Section 1 Guy, at his page on www.section1recruiting.com ) have written analysis of how it sorts out. Thank you both for saving us the headache!
For the Garnets, the short of it is that whether they win or lose Saturday, they are in the playoffs, because even with a loss, Rye would be #2 in the league. If, as both are anticipating, Rye wins, unless Rye holds Pearl River to no first half points and Westlake really racks them up against Pleasantville, Rye will have the #2 seed. This means home field advantage for at least the first playoff game which would be the following week.
#2 Seed? Quote from Mr. Devaney:
- Something reasonable to complain about: Rye the No. 2 seed? Yup. This is the four-time defending sectional champion, the top-ranked team in the state and a team that just beat the two-time defending Class A sectional champs — for the fifth straight time! Two seed.
According to John Malone, the most likely game for Rye would be against Briarcliff (of course that depends on many factors).
So Garnets, Go out there and win and show that seeding committee how absurd that rule is!