Check in here the rest of May to see where Oregon high school softball teams are heading for state.
With the calendar flipped to May, the Oregon high school softball race for league titles and state playoff spots is in full gear.
We’ve taken a look at all classifications of softball across the state, looking at which teams are in line for autobids, which ones are going as at-large squads, and who’s getting left at home.
Class 6A takes three autobids from each league, plus 11 at-large teams. Class 5A takes the top four from the Northwest Oregon Conference, Midwestern League and Mid-Willamette Conference, plus the top three from the Intermountain Conference. The lone at-large spot goes to the highest ranked fifth place team from the Midwestern or Mid-Willamette.
Class 4A gives it’s six league winners, plus the two highest ranked second place teams an automatic spot at state. The four other second place teams, all six third place teams and six at-large bids will play play-in games for a spot.
Class 3A takes the top two from the PacWest Conference, Mountain Valley Conference, Far West League and Special District 1, plus the top three from SD2. Five at-large spots are given out.
Class 2A/1A hands out autobids to the top three teams in Special Districts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, and gives four to SD3. Then three at-large teams are determined.
OSAA rankings freeze on Tuesday, May 17 for 4A; Thursday, May 19 for 6A and 2A/1A; and Saturday, May 21 for 5A and 3A.
Any ties in standings were broken by looking at head-to-head matchups, then OSAA rankings if head-to-head was inconclusive. Teams were ranked based on league winning percentage.
Here are the projected fields:
Last updated: May 17, 11:30 a.m.
PIL: Roosevelt, Franklin, Grant
Metro: Westview, Mountainside, Jesuit
Pacific: Sherwood, McMinnville, Newberg
Mt. Hood: Central Catholic, Nelson, Reynolds
Three Rivers: Tigard, Oregon City, Tualatin
Mountain Valley: Bend, McNary, South Salem
Southwest: South Medford, Sheldon, Roseburg
Next five out: West Salem, Sunset, Sandy, Centennial, Glencoe
No. 32 Grant at No. 1 Tigard
No. 17 Sprague at No. 16 Mountainside
No. 25 West Linn at No. 8 Jesuit
No. 24 Roseburg at No. 9 Canby
No. 28 Grants Pass at No. 5 McNary
No. 21 Forest Grove at No. 12 Central Catholic
No. 29 Roosevelt at No. 4 South Medford
No. 20 Lake Oswego at No. 13 Sherwood
No. 30 Nelson at No. 3 Oregon City
No. 19 North Medford at No. 14 Tualatin
No. 27 Reynolds at No. 6 McMinnville
No. 22 Gresham at No. 11 Newberg
No. 26 Southridge at No. 7 Sheldon
No. 23 Barlow at No. 10 Westview
No. 31 Franklin at No. 2 Bend
No. 18 Lakeridge at No. 15 South Salem
Roosevelt stays at 29 despite being projected league champs as host teams must be in top 16 of OSAA rankings. Roosevelt is currently 29.
Moved Southridge from 25 to 26, West Linn from 24 to 25 and Roseburg from 26 to 24 to avoid three league matchups.
Swapped Gresham and Forest Grove to avoid Gresham-Central Catholic and Forest Grove-Newberg league matchups.
Swapped Lake Oswego and North Medford to avoid Lake Oswego-Tualatin league matchup.
NWOC: Wilsonville, Scappoose, Putnam, La Salle Prep
Midwestern: Crater, Thurston, Eagle Point, Ashland
Mid-Willamette: Dallas/Falls City, Lebanon, West Albany, Corvallis, Central (at-large)
Intermountain: Pendleton, Ridgeview, Hood River Valley
No. 16 La Salle Prep at No. 1 Pendleton
No. 9 West Albany at No. 8 Scappoose
No. 12 Ashland at No. 5 Lebanon
No. 13 Corvallis at No. 4 Crater
No. 14 Putnam at No. 3 Dallas/Falls City
No. 11 Hood River Valley at No. 6 Eagle Point
No. 10 Thurston at No. 7 Ridgeview
No. 15 Central at No. 2 Wilsonville
Swapped Central and Ashland to avoid Central-Lebanon league matchup.
Cowapa: Astoria, Valley Catholic, Banks
Tri-Valley: Estacada, Corbett, Madras
Oregon West: Cascade, Stayton, Sweet Home
Sky Em: Marist Catholic, Marshfield, Cottage Grove
Skyline: Henley, Mazama, Hidden Valley
Greater Oregon: La Grande, Ontario, Baker/Powder Valley
Next five out: Gladstone, Newport, Sisters, Tillamook, North Marion
Byes (seed 1-8): Marist Catholic, Cascade, La Grande, Astoria, Stayton, Ontario, Estacada, Henley
C8 Phoenix at B1 Sweet Home
C7 Seaside at B2 Mazama
C6 Junction City at B3 Valley Catholic
C5 McLoughlin at B4 Marshfield
C4 Elmira/Mapleton at B5 Corbett
C3 Madras at B6 Banks
C2 Hidden Valley at B7 Cottage Grove
C1 Philomath at B8 Baker/Powder Valley
PacWest: Yamhill-Carlton, Scio
Mountain Valley: Pleasant Hill, Harrisburg/Mohawk
Far West: South Umpqua, Brookings-Harbor
SD1: Taft, Warrenton
SD2: Burns, Enterprise, Vale
Next five out: Amity, Rainier, Willamina, Clatskanie, Sutherlin
No. 16 Creswell at No. 1 Yamhill-Carlton
No. 9 Dayton at No. 8 Enterprise
No. 12 Blanchet Catholic at No. 5 Harrisburg/Mohawk
No. 13 Warrenton at No. 4 Scio
No. 14 Douglas at No. 3 Burns
No. 11 Santiam Christian at No. 6 Taft
No. 10 Brookings-Harbor at No. 7 Pleasant Hill
No. 15 Vale at No. 2 South Umpqua
SD1: Nestucca, Gaston, Knappa
SD2: Kennedy, Jefferson, Santiam
SD3: Glide, North Douglas, Monroe, Days Creek
SD4: Toledo, Bandon, Reedsport
SD5: Lakeview, Rogue River, Lost River
SD6: Grant Union/Prairie City, Union/Cove, Weston-McEwen
Next five out: Oakridge, Vernonia, Sheridan, Perrydale, Lowell
No. 17 Echo/Stanfield at No. 16 Neah-Kah-Nie
No. 1 Grant Union/Prairie City, bye
No. 9 Knappa at No. 8 Lakeview (round two)
No. 21 Rogue River at No. 12 Monroe
No. 5 Glide, bye
No. 20 Reedsport at No. 13 Jefferson
No. 4 Union/Cove, bye
No. 19 Santiam at No. 14 Days Creek
No. 3 North Douglas, bye
No. 22 Lost River at No. 11 Gaston
No. 6 Toledo, bye
No. 10 Weston-McEwen at No. 7 Kennedy (round two)
No. 18 Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii at No. 15 Bandon
No. 2 Nestucca, bye
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