Posted by observer on February 11, 2017 at 16:38:35:
In Reply to: Re: There are only 19 playoff eligible teams in 5AA posted by N'SYNC on February 11, 2017 at 11:58:16:
: : : Will CIF accept only those 19? No more 32? All the other teams are nowhere near .500 and are either in last or second to last place in their league.
: : : What do you think will happen?
: : : I know what the bulletin says, but is 19 it? Will they fill in 32 with those applying without criteria?
: : : I think they'll stay true to what's written. Personally I would've used a sliding scale like what they do in golf for at larges. There based on the par of the venue you must shoot certain team scores a certain number of times to get in at large. Something like the following: 25 or more games must win 10 games, 20 games must win 8, 15 or less must win 6 to earn consideration.
: : : Does anyone know?
: CIF was losing money on the lower divisions last year. There was a D6 playoff game last February where no students showed up and just a handful of parents, most who didn't want to pay. Some watched the game through a window from a corner outside. The home team was blown out by a school that wouldn't make the playoffs under the current format.
: The CIF coaching advisory board doesn't want super leagues forming for basketball, and wants to take away the safety net for coaches who push their teams in the preseason before a tough league schedule. This format will encourage the breakup/realignment of leagues such as Gold Coast and Del Rey, as a team like Cantwell was a couple bounces from missing the playoffs this past week.
: Communicating this in January to coaches was a poor way to handle this. I suspect any coach on the advisory board asking for game film from eliminated coaches this week will not hear back.
: My sources also report the CIF-SS has announced a partership with Justin Timberlake on an official song for the 2017 playoffs. It might sound crazy, but it aint no lie - Bye Bye Bye
There are more than 19 teams, Sierra Vista and Highland Hall have qualified. Don't need to be .500 if you qualify through league.
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