Posted by Rating on February 07, 2017 at 11:32:17:
In Reply to: Re: Cif .500 rule is terrible posted by Yes on February 07, 2017 at 10:34:45:
: : : Don't like it communicated late and added in November. If true why would anyone challenge themselves w schedule next year? Awful rule especially for low division teams.
: : I think if you are below .500 but ranked in your division, you should still be allowed at-large. It would entice low division teams to still play a hard schedule and would give benefits to those in harder leagues. That or cap the playoffs at 32 teams and allow more at large teams in lower divisions. I know some under .500 teams that would smack some over .500 teams in their same division.
: How are they going to fill 32 spots without taking under .500 teams?? What a joke rule... changed divisions for better competitive play then added a bullcrap .500 rule to hurt lower level teams
If they lose money this year, CIF can go to a formula that takes strength of schedule into account and thus encourages teams to play tougher schedules rather than filling it with easy games. So you may end up with a losing (below .500) record but a higher rating than a team with a better record and as such given entry to playoffs. Just another option...
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