Righetti is in.

Santa Ynez is officially out.

Righetti at 5-5 has landed an at-large bid to the CIF Southern Section football playoffs in Division 8.

Santa Ynez, for the second year in a row, is out in Division 10, despite its 8-2 record.

Santa Ynez went 2-2 in the Los Padres League, losing to Division 3 Lompoc and Division 5 St. Joseph. 

It's nothing new for Santa Ynez as this season followed last year's script page-for-page.

Santa Ynez has gone 23-7 the last three years and has not made the postseason. Meanwhile, teams like 1-9 Encino Crespi in Division 3 are in. 

This year, though, is especially brutal for the Pirates after giving both Lompoc and St. Joseph all they could handle. Santa Ynez gave Lompoc its toughest game, falling 17-7 at Huyck Stadium on Oct. 20. Lompoc went on to beat St. Joseph 50-6 on Oct. 27 before time ran out on Santa Ynez's last-second comeback attempt in Friday's 20-14 loss at St. Joseph. 

League champions are guaranteed home playoff games. Santa Maria, the Northern League champ, will open the Division 12 playoffs at home Friday night. Lompoc will host a Division 3 first-round game Friday at Huyck Stadium.

The Braves will host Camarillo (5-5, 1-2 Marmonte League) Friday night.

St. Joseph, the No. 2 team out of the Los Padres League, landed a home game in Division 5. The Knights will host Harvard-Westlake Friday night in a first-round game.

Righetti will surely hit the road in Division 8, likely playing a top seed.

The CIFSS will release the brackets at 10 a.m.

Here are the Central Coast teams in the playoffs, with the first-round matchups that have been released:

Division 2: Arroyo Grande (7-3, 3-1 PAC 5, No. 2 seed out of PAC 5)

First round: Arroyo Grande at Oaks Christian, Friday, Nov. 10

Division 3: Lompoc (10-0, 4-0 LPL, top seed from LPL)

First round: Camarillo (5-5, 1-2 Marmonte League) at Lompoc, Friday, Nov. 10

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Division 4: Paso Robles (5-4, 4-0 PAC 5, top seed from PAC 5)

Division 5: St. Joseph (6-4, 3-1 LPL, No. 2 seed out of LPL)

First round: Harvard-Westlake (8-2, 3-2 Angelus League) at St. Joseph, Friday, Nov. 10

Division 6: Nipomo (4-6, 2-1 Northern League, No. 2 seed out of Northern)

First round: Santa Clarita Golden Valley (5-5, 2-3 Foothill League) at Nipomo, Friday, Nov. 10

Division 8: Righetti (5-5, 2-2 PAC 5, at-large team out of PAC 5)

Division 12: Santa Maria (6-4, 3-0 Northern League, top seed out of Northern League)

First round: Carpinteria (6-3, 2-1 Frontier League) at Santa Maria (6-4, 3-0)

Joe Bailey is the sports editor at Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Contact him with tips and story ideas at jbailey@leecentralcoastnews.com or (805) 739-2239. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jbaileysmsports

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