no reason to assign divisions pre-season

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Posted by Failure on February 11, 2018 at 16:16:03:

In Reply to: Re: #2 in VAA St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy misses playoffs posted by C.I.Fail on February 11, 2018 at 13:43:23:

: : : : : Victory for .500-in-league bureaucrats everywhere
: : : : They will qualify.

: : : At large bulletin said no at larges were taken for 5AA. They are in 5AA. They finished 4th in league.

: : : Unless there was a misprint, they are done.
: : Fued and vendetta between AD and Head Coach AD did not submit paperwork for playoffs.

: Not disputing that, but unless someone in 5AA has a bye, the paperwork wouldn't have made a difference - there weren't any spots open according to the bulletin. I blame CIF for cramming too many schools into the lower divisions.

5AAA bracket has 6 byes. 5A has 8 byes. But 5AA had 35 auto-qualifiers and no at-large berths. Major failure.

Two of the top ten teams in 5AA, St. Pius X- St. Matthias and Webb, don't get in, despite having qualifying records. Both play in leagues where all of the auto- qualifiers are in divs. 3 and 4. Neither of them have a single loss to a team in either their own division or 5A.

In this case, CIF-SS has failed.

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