WPIAL Boys & Girls Soccer Bracketology
With the soccer brackets coming out in about an hour, here is our thoughts at the Big 56 of how the brackets will go.
#8 Mt. Lebanon (10-5-2) vs. #1 North Allegheny (17-0-0)
#7 Canon-McMillan (8-6-2) vs. #2 Upper St. Clair (16-1-0)
#6 Fox Chapel (10-4-2) vs. #3 Peters Township (14-1-2)
#5 Butler (10-6-1) vs. #4 Seneca Valley (13-2-1)
Top four were pretty straight forward in my book. Butler is the #5 seed because they were 1-0-1 against Fox Chapel in the regular season even though Fox Chapel finished 1/2 game ahead of them. Canon-McMillan gets the nod at the #7 seed because the Big Macs and Mt. Lebanon tied for third place and they were 1-0-1 against Mt. Lebanon in the regular season.
#8 Canon-McMillan (10-6-1) vs. #1 Seneca Valley (13-0-3)
#7 Peters Township (12-3-1) vs. #2 North Allegheny (14-1-3)
#6 Norwin (12-5-1) vs. #3 Upper St. Clair (14-1-2)
#5 Fox Chapel (11-4-2) vs. #4 Butler (13-2-3)
I think there will be a lot of discussion on this one. Seneca Valley and North Allegheny at #1 and #2 should be easy but you can make a case that all four teams out of Section 1 could be the top 4 seeds. Upper St. Clair deserves credit for winning their section so they go in at #3 for me. Norwin and Peters Township can be a discussion too at #6 and #7 because they tied for second place in Section 2 and split the regular season series. To me, Norwin played Chartiers Valley, Seneca Valley, Penn-Trafford and North Allegheny as non-section opponents while Peters Township only played Bethel Park and Brashear non-section so I give Norwin the #6.