Louisville Leopards 2016 Football Playoff Picture After Week 6

Louisville 6.4667 (10th out of 27)

With their 24-21 loss against the Marlington Dukes this past week, the 3-3 Louisville Leopards are now Beatty's Blue Louisville Leopards Hoodieon the outside looking in at the playoffs. Louisville is currently ranked 10th in the Harbin Computer Rankings with only the top 8 teams qualifying for Division III, Region 9. Below you can see the full playoff picture courtesy of JoeEitel.com.

Still hope remains as the Leopards head into Week 7 against the West Branch Warriors. According to Fantastic50.netLouisville currently has a 60% chance to make the postseason and that probability can increase to 67% with a win over the visiting Warriors on Friday. A loss would be detrimental to the Leopards as it would drop their playoff chances to just 21%, Louisville is an 18 point favorites at home against West Branch this week and has covered the spread set by Joe Pasteur in each of the past 3 games.


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The Leopards can gain 5.0 1st Level Harbin Points with a win and also 15.5 2nd Level points from the JennCanAdWarriors as well. Louisville got a big boost when Canfield beat Boardman last week 24-20. This gave the Leopards 6.0 second level computer points. Alliance also won a rescheduled Saturday Morning game at West Branch 34-24 to add 5.0 second level points to Louisville’s total. They can also earn up to 16.0 second level points this week from the following games:

  • 5.5 – If Canfield wins at Niles McKinley
  • 5.5 – If Alliance wins at home against Carrollton
  • 5.0 – If Minerva wins at home against Salem

 

If the Leopards make the playoffs, they can expect to hit the road in Week 11. Louisville has just a 2% Leopard Nation $5 Challengechance of earning a home game in the first round of the playoffs. Even if they win out, the chance of a home game at Louisville Leopards Stadium is only 4%. However, winning their remaining four games would give them a 93% chance of making the postseason.

If the Leopards would make the playoffs they could face some familiar faces. Louisville is given a 28% chance to rematch with the Archbishop Hoban Knights and there is a 27% chance that they could get a grudge match at Marlington. Other potential opponents include New Philadelphia (22% chance), West Geauga (6% chance), and Canfield (4% chance).

Below is a full look at these probabilities for the Leopards who are ranked 148th in the state overall and 22nd in Division III. Be sure to visit JoeEitel.com for the most up-to-date high school playoff standings and Fantastic50.net for all the latest High School Football Rankings & Statistical Probabilities!

Leopards Rankings & Statistical Probabilities

Rankings

State Ranking: 148th (Out of 720)
Division III Ranking: 22st (Out of 108)
Region 9 Ranking: 7th (Out of 27)

Strength of Schedule

Overall: 131st (Out of 720) toughest
Division III Ranking: 15th (Out of 108) toughest

Projections

Projected Record: 7-3
Projected Harbin Points: 18.70
Projected Region 7 Ranking: 7th Seed

Win Probabilities

4 Wins: 1%
5 Wins: 10%
6 Wins: 38%
7 Wins: 50%

Playoff Probabilities

Chance of Making Playoffs: 60%
Chance of a Home Game: 2%

Playoff Chance with win over West Branch: 67%
Playoff Chance with loss to West Branch: 21%

Condition Playoff Scenarios
4W: no playoff berth
5W: 13.27 (11.05-16.30), 2% in, not home, proj. out
6W: 16.10 (13.45-18.30), 34% in, 1% home, proj. out (#4-out)
7W: 18.70 (16.95-20.90), 93% in, 4% home, proj. #7 (#3-out)

Best realistic scenario
50% win all – 18.70 pts, 93% in and 4% home (#7, range #3-out) (Akron Hoban 27%)

Worst realistic scenario
2.3% LLWW – 13.10 pts, 1% in, range #8-out)

Most likely other scenarios
15% WLWW – 15.65 pts, 25% in, range #5-out) (Alliance Marlington 54%)
9.2% WWLW – 15.75 pts, 35% in, range #5-out) (Alliance Marlington 52%)
8.7% LWWW – 16.10 pts, 35% in, range #5-out) (Alliance Marlington 54%)
5.9% WWWL – 16.65 pts, 56% in (#8, range #4-out) (Alliance Marlington 47%)
2.5% WLLW – 13.15 pts, 1% in, range #8-out)
(7% some other outcome)

Most likely first-round opponents
28% Akron Hoban (5-1)
27% Alliance Marlington (6-0)
22% New Philadelphia (5-1)
6% West Geauga (4-2)
4% Canfield (4-2)
13% some other opponent

Week-by-week ranking & projection summmary
Pre: 124.6 (#74, D3 #10) 80% (need 7-3), 54% H, proj. #1
W1: 124.5 (#69, D3 #7) 79% (bubble if 7-3), 54% H, proj. #1
W2: 119.8 (#111, D3 #15) 59% (need 7-3), 26% H, proj. #7
W3: 118.8 (#127, D3 #17) 38% (need 7-3), 11% H, proj. out
W4: 118.7 (#137, D3 #20) 58% (need 7-3), 17% H, proj. #4
W5: 117.8 (#140, D3 #21) 65% (need 7-3), 17% H, proj. #6
W6: 117.7 (#148, D3 #22) 60% (bubble if 6-4), 2% H, proj. #7

Harbin Computer Rankings for DIII, Region 9 (Post Week 6)

Rank

W-L

ID #

City

School

Average

Level 1

Level 2

L2 divisor

1

6-0

964

Alliance

Marlington

15.3667

31.0

102.0

100

2

5-1

724

Akron

Archbishop Hoban

11.7313

26.0

72.5

98

3

5-1

1106

New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia

10.2500

25.5

60.0

100

4

4-2

736

Warren

Howland

8.8500

22.5

51.0

100

5

4-2

1678

Chesterland

West Geauga

8.7000

21.0

52.0

100

6

5-1

276

Medina

Buckeye

8.4500

25.5

42.0

100

7

3-3

1384

Akron

St Vincent-St Mary

7.6787

17.0

47.0

97

8

4-2

304

Canfield

Canfield

7.5667

23.5

36.5

100

9

4-2

1288

Richfield

Revere

7.0167

23.5

31.0

100

10

3-3

902

Louisville

Louisville

6.4667

16.0

38.0

100

11

3-3

112

Alliance

Alliance

6.3167

14.5

39.0

100

12

3-3

994

Niles

Niles McKinley

6.1167

16.0

34.5

100

13

3-3

1264

Poland

Poland Seminary

6.0833

15.5

35.0

100

14

3-3

1281

Ravenna

Ravenna

6.0333

17.0

32.0

100

15

3-3

322

Carrollton

Carrollton

5.9520

14.5

35.0

99

16

3-3

472

Dover

Dover

5.7167

16.0

30.5

100

17

3-3

478

Akron

East

5.6833

17.0

28.5

100

18

2-4

1522

Tallmadge

Tallmadge

4.8667

11.5

29.5

100

19

2-4

824

Mentor

Lake Catholic

4.6970

10.0

30.0

99

20

3-3

428

Akron

Coventry

4.5833

15.5

20.0

100

21

3-3

1158

Norton

Norton

4.2167

16.0

15.5

100

22

2-4

1472

Akron

Springfield

3.9833

11.0

21.5

100

23

2-4

634

Geneva

Geneva

3.7667

11.5

18.5

100

24

2-4

274

Akron

Buchtel

2.4667

11.5

5.5

100

25

1-5

800

Akron

Kenmore

1.5227

5.5

6.0

99

26

1-5

698

Painesville

Harvey

1.4333

6.5

3.5

100

27

0-6

390

Lodi

Cloverleaf

0.0000

0.0

0.0

100

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