Monday, October 24, 2016 — TORONTO (October 24, 2016) -- Below are Week 19 playoff scenarios in the CFL:
Ottawa Win + Hamilton Loss = Ottawa clinches first place in the East Division and will host the Eastern Final
Winnipeg Win + BC Loss = Winnipeg clinches second in the West Division and will host the Western Semi-Final.
Winnipeg Win OR Tie = Edmonton crosses over to the East Division
Edmonton Loss OR Tie = Edmonton crosses over to the East Division
Calgary has clinched first place in the West Division and will host the Western Final.
Ottawa has clinched a playoff berth and a home playoff date.
Hamilton has clinched a playoff berth and a home playoff date.
BC, Winnipeg and Edmonton have clinched playoff berths.
All six playoff clubs are set. Still to settle: first/second in the East, the order of finish in the West, and which West team will cross over to the East.
If the West Division ends up in three-way tie at 10-8 in common games between Edmonton (3-2), Winnipeg (3-2) and BC (1-3), the next tie-breaker is record among common tied clubs. Edmonton would finish in second place by virtue of their superior record in combination with their tie-breaker advantage over Winnipeg. BC would become the crossover team in this scenario.
Winnipeg can still be the crossover club at 10-8 only if: they lose both of their remaining games, Edmonton wins both of theirs to reach 10-8, and BC wins or ties at least once to nullify the three-way tie above.
In the event of a tie between Ottawa and Hamilton, Hamilton owns the tie-breaker between the two teams.
Saskatchewan, Montreal and Toronto have been eliminated from playoff contention.