Posted by LIke It on February 12, 2019 at 08:04:46:
In Reply to: Re: Pool Play Playoffs OPEN Division posted by Put me on the CIF Basketball Playoff Board on February 11, 2019 at 18:41:45:
: : : : Pool play in the playoffs is just silly. I hope this is a one year and done trial.
: : : : All about money
: : Itís garbage! Itís purely about the money as previously stated and Iíve been saying for years that CIF is more about money than fair competition or anything else. A lot of shady stuff going on with the CIF!
: CIF realizes that all the money making teams are in the top divisions and are probably trying to find a way to get them all more games where they still feel they are playing for a championship. Nobody really cared about the consolation bracket in the open division so by doing this at least there is intrigue for all teams for at least 2 games to draw fans out.
: CIF needs to figure out a new plan for Division 1 because all those teams losing in round 1 would bring in a lot more money if they got to play a 2nd game.
: What might be a idea going forward would be to make the open division a 16 team bracket where they are all play in games to make the Open Division. Have them play their first game before Division 1 starts up. Then have the 8 losers drop into division 1. This would add more games for the top drawing teams.
I actually like this idea. It helps with the CIF $$$ problem, and would really put some interest in the play in games, as winning it gives you a spot in the State playoffs.
I'm up for trying it for a year and see how it does.
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