The matchups for the Suffolk Class A playoffs came out this morning, and they are as follows (keep in mind, seeding is based on power points, not record):

Friday, May 21 (outbracket games):

No. 9 Ward Melville (8-6) at No. 8 Lindenhurst (9-5), 4 p.m., winner plays at No. 1 Northport (13-1) at 4 p.m. on Monday.

No. 11 Smithtown West (8-6) at No. 6 Middle Country (11-3), 3 p.m., winner plays at No. 3 Bay Shore (12-2) at 4 p.m. on Monday.

No. 10 Sachem North (8-6) at No. 7 Commack (8-6), 4 p.m., winner plays at No. 2 West Islip (12-2) at 4 p.m. on Monday.

And on Monday, No. 5 Floyd (10-4) visits No. 4 West Babyon (10-4) in the fourth quarterfinal at 4 p.m.

Here are a few notes regarding the bracket:

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-Smithtown West and Half Hollow Hills both finished 8-6 and were tied for the 11th and final playoff spot with 110.89 power points. Since the teams didn't face each other this season (head-to-head record is the first tiebreaker), it goes to the next tiebreaker, which is stated on the Section XI website as such: "Compare record versus the highest finishing common opponent. If the record is the same, continue to compare the performance of each team against the highest finishing common opponent in descending order until the tie is broken."

What that means is, you start at the top of the standings (Northport) and work your way down. The first team you hit that both teams played, and one defeated and one lost to, you have your winner.

Both teams lost to Northport, Smithtown West didn't play West Islip, Hills didn't play Bay Shore, both lost to West Babylon, and Smithtown West didn't play Floyd. Then we get to Middle Country, which defeated Hills 16-15 on April 14, but lost to Smithtown West 10-8 two days later. And there you have it. Smithtown West gets into the postseason.

-Moving on, a Ward Melville victory in round 1 would setup a rematch with Northport. If you remember, the Patriots snapped Northport's 33-game winning streak against Division I opponents last week. Northport was without Shannon Gilroy (pictured, left), who has been out the last four games with a hamstring injury. She is expected to be ready to go on Monday.

Northport is the two-time defending Suffolk Class A champion. The last time the Tigers lost in the Suffolk playoffs, it was against Ward Melville in the 2007 county final.

-West Babylon was 7-0 (including non-league wins over Wantagh and Massapequa) when Alyssa Murray tore her ACL against Bay Shore on April 20. Including that day's 10-9 loss, the Eagles closed the season 5-4 without Murray. 

-West Islip and Bay Shore met in last year's county semifinal, with the Lions earning an 11-7 win. West Islip has defeated Bay Shore the last four times they've played.

Here are the Class B matchups (all games are noon on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

No. 8 Harborfields (9-5) at No. 1 Rocky Point (13-1)

No. 5 Deer Park (9-5) at No. 4 Sayville (9-5)

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No. 6 Miller Place (10-4) at No. 3 Hauppauge (12-2), 10 a.m.

No. 7 Islip (8-6) at No. 2 Eastport-South Manor (12-2)

-Last season, Sayville ended Rocky Point's four-year run as Class B champs with an 8-7 victory. Like Rocky Point the previous four years, Sayville lost to Garden City in the Long Island Class B title game.

And finally, the Class C matchups (both games are at 4 p.m. on Tuesday):

No. 4 Babylon (8-6) at No. 1 Shoreham-Wading River (13-1)

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No. 3 Mt. Sinai (6-8) at No. 2 Bayport-Blue Point (7-7)

-SWR, the only Suffolk team to win a state title (they've won three straight Class C crowns), has won six straight county titles. The last five have comes against Mt. Sinai. The Mustangs lost to BBP 15-10 on April 13, and three of their six Division II wins were by one goal.