Paly's rival for the berth, Novato, reportedly won the North Coast Section D-2 title with a 48-3 win over Miramonte on Saturday in Oakland.
Novato is now 12-1, the same record Palo Alto has. In its three section playoff games, Novato outscored its opposition 163-3.
While Novato did play in a weaker section than Palo Alto did, there is no clear-cut decision at this time. Palo Alto will have to wait until Sunday at 3 p.m., when 10 section commissioners cast their vote.
There will be three state championship games played in Carson on Dec. 16. Palo Alto is hoping to be playing for the D-2 title.