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Posted by history on January 27, 2018 at 12:44:28:

In Reply to: Re: CIF posted by Dr. Fill on January 27, 2018 at 08:03:32:

: : : : Someone brought this topic up or maybe want's
: : : : to know more about the St.John Bosco situation and if their team will be eligible because they are
: : : : going to have to forfeit boocoo games and be
: : : : under .500 for the season?
: : : :

: : : CIF has lost it's collective mind. It is obvious some leagues are much more dominate than others.

: : The .500 rule was around until about 2006 in the form of an 11-win rule that was adopted after the 1998 season.

: : I know a playoff team from this timeframe who lost their final league game seemingly on purpose, eliminating one of their playoff rivals on the last day of league. Six team league, and the loss ensured a team from another division occupied the third and final "AQ" berth.

: : Both league games between the rivals had been dogfights, the second being a near "malice in the palace" what coach in their right mind would try to win a meaningless game and help a top 10 team (in their playoff division) they had faced twice already?

: : This is why I favor as many teams in the playoffs as possible, at least from a fan's standpoint.

: Damn man. You are still holding on to something that long ago. Keep using this forum for your therapy. The couch is not working. Have you taken your RX meds today?

It's a legit thing for the committee to look at, the top teams in a league can play god if there's a potential playoff opponent struggling to make it in their league. FWIW, I was part of the team who may not have done everything to win on that long forgotten night.

Unrelated but still relevant to why we need at-larges: Think Rialto went 20-6 in '99 and ended up finishing in a 3-way tie for second, only to lose a series of coin flips and be left out of the playoffs.

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