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UPDATE: How the Rhinos Can Seed Themselves in the Playoffs

By Rochester Rhinos, 10/11/17, 4:15PM EDT

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Rochester can finish as high as #3 and as low as 5th in the USL Eastern Conference

The Rochester Rhinos clinched their 21st playoff berth in 22 years when they defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-0 on the road last Saturday, and further solidified their position in the East with a 1-0 victory over Bethlehem Steel FC on Tuesday night. The win moved them up to 4th place with one match left in the 2017 regular season. 

The Rhinos are home to face New York Red Bulls II this Saturday at 6:05PM for Hall of Fame Night, as we induct the 2017 Rhinos Hall of Fame class.  It's also GoGreen Night presented by SunCommon. 

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The Rhinos will earn the right to host a playoff match if they finish in the top-4.  So, let’s take a look at all of the various playoff scenarios.  

The Rhinos are directly affected by the outcome between the 3rd-placed Charleston Battery vs. 5th-placed Charlotte Independence.

 

USL EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS

2.  Tampa Bay - 53 points 

3. Charleston - 51 points

4. Rochester - 50 points

5. Charlotte - 48 points

 

The Rhinos would not win any tiebreakers.

 

#3 SEED

Rhinos win AND Charleston loss/draw

#4 SEED

Rhinos win AND Charleston win

Rhinos loss/draw AND Charleston win/draw

#5 SEED

Rhinos loss AND Charleston loss