IF....the Lions win their 2 remaining regular season games there are 3 ways [that I can see] for B.C. to host a semi-final playoff game by taking 2nd place:
A) Saskatchewan must win both its remaining games = 23 pts to B.C.’s 20 and Calgary’s 19
B) Saskatchewan must lose both its remaining games = 19 pts to B.C.’s 20 and Calgary’s 21
C) A Saskatchewan loss in Hamilton but a win in Calgary = 21 pts to B.C.’s 20 to Calgary’s 19.
It is possible for the Lions to host an at home semi-final game by winning just one of its remaining games and tying the other. This would give B.C. 19 points. But this will mean Saskatchewan must lose both of its remaining games as well. If Calgary and Saskatchewan tie they would each have 20 points putting B.C in 3rd spot.
Assuming B.C. wins both of its remaining games, the game between Saskatchewan and Calgary will be monumental for B.C. Lions fans!
It is conceivable that there could be a 3 way tie with Calgary, Saskatchewan and B.C. all ending up with 20 points. Horrors of horrors. Then they would have to see which team won its series against the other by virtue of wins or total points in the series. If this doesn’t break the dead lock then they start looking at total points for the season and total points against. After that I don’t have a clue what they would do…but I don’t think it will have to go that far.
Feel free to correct something if I’ve miscalculated.
Oh by the way, I’ve not looked at the cross-over possibilities. I don’t have the energy to look at the different possibilities should B.C. end up in the cross-over. That might be another way B.C. could host the semi-final. Maybe someone else could do the honors.
You have to love the parity we have seen in the West this year.