Re: Present playoff structure is broken

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Posted by Normandale on January 19, 2019 at 21:16:55:

In Reply to: Re: Present playoff structure is broken posted by Normandale on January 19, 2019 at 20:51:25:

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: : : : : You are correct
: : : : : However there should be a point system, but top league teams should matter
: : : : : Problem with leagues is different teams in different divisions. In each league.
: : : : : Then leagues like the baseline league which is brutal.

: : How about making the divisions at the end of the season before the playoffs start. Base them on what teams do this year and you will game true competitive equity.
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: : : : : The current playoff structure is flawed and is need of retooling. Under the current system there are too many automatic qualifiers and it rewards team that hunt wins by scheduling weak teams to stockpile wins to get to .500 or better. Teams that finish 3rd place in a weak league sometimes even with a losing record recieve automatic qualifying status. My proposal is, 1st place teams are the only teams that get to be automatic qualifiers, do away with the .500 rule, reward teams that play a competitive schedule. Design a point system based on winning and strength of schedule. Example a Div 3 team that schedules and beats another Div 3 team recieves 2 points, No points are rewarded for a loss. If the same team plays a Div 2 school then it recieves 3 points for a win and 1 point for a loss. If the same team plays a Div 1 school then it recieves 4 points for a win and 1 point for a loss. If the same team plays a Div 4 or 5 team only 1 point for a win and no ponts for a loss. The points would be tallied and rankings are based on point total. No more biased SCIBCA ranking where coaches block their votes and have no clue about most of the teams in their Division. I could be way off base any intelligent response would be appreciated

: : : : It is best for teams with sub .500 records not to make the playoffs. This way the teams get adjusted to the divisions they earned and can try to work their way back up. Coaching has a big part to do with it more than scheduling. Look at Servite for example. Has some very bad loses and has put themselves in position not to make the playoffs. That is Servite's fault is they do not qualify. NOT the system. Win games you should win. C'Mon man. Be 100% Accountable and Responsible.

: : : Look no matter what system is in place there going to be issues. Start with Trinity League. Unless you have name recognition as a historical basketball power house, i.e. Mater Dei, you have to recruit transfers. Thus a school like Servite who has not been able to recruit transfers will always struggle in that league. Then look at what happened to Cantwell this year. Their 4 college bound prospects all transferred. One was recruited and transferred to J Serra, another went to St. Anthony, another followed the previous coach from 3 years ago. Another school Lakewood lost 2 scorers. And the list goes on and on. So if you are going to complain, at least come up with a system that takes in to count transfers. You might start by putting all the schools that are well known to recruit both at the private level and the public school level in their own leagues and divisions.
There was a proposal thatt CIF considered that would have changed the sit out period from the 1st half of the season to league and playoffs. You want to transfer play the preseason and not league games and playoffs. My bet there would be a lot less kids transfering

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