Posted by actually on October 01, 2017 at 22:39:17:
In Reply to: Re: Jimmy Anderson posted by Coach on October 01, 2017 at 20:46:35:
: : : Explain to me how cabrillo Lompoc last year division 2A record 24-3 and a quarterfinalist drops to division 3AA. Ridiculous.
: : Without looking into at all, if they are 3AA this year, they actually went up one division.
: The formula is basically based upon who you play. So next year schedule teams in divisions lower than you to get into a lower division the following year that has more equity. If the poster is right how could a team get into the playoffs and drop so much? Because they scheduled down a lot of games. So basically the system says if you want to advance at all in the playoffs you schedule down. Problem is no one else wants to schedule up so unless you are one of top teams in your division all the work CIF does to be fair is a waste. Teams around us are still losing in playoffs early because they played some good teams for the experience in non league and it actually hurts them. It will probably take two or three years to get it right because of the heavy emphasis on schedule. Teams winning in a division could move up, teams not winning much could stay in division and teams not winning a playoff game should go down one division regardless of who they played during the season. It's better than enrollment though. Maybe CIF will make it before February.
Actually, Cabrillo technically stayed in the same division... 3AA 2017-18 = 2A 2016-17
With that said, it is hard to believe that a team that split with Division 1 Santa Barbara and went to the 2A quarterfinals isn't at least in "the new" 2A again. I would place them in the top 5 of this division pre-season without a doubt, especially since they return 51 ppg and have twin towers who averaged 16.5 and 13.5 ppg respectively (one of which is the coach's daughter I believe)...
Their schedule is obviously not monstrous, which is why they are in 3AA, but they should be on everyone's radar come February. And I wouldn't want to be headed up there for a playoff match-up..
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