Posted by Flaw in System on January 05, 2018 at 08:18:46:
In Reply to: Re: Can someone explain why Foothill Tech is still in 4AA division? posted by CIF on January 04, 2018 at 16:23:02:
: Because they've never won CIF and have a low ranking.
Referring to teams "gaming the system" - of course teams do. Smart coaches know not to play high level teams so as to not accumulate points and move up.
This is of course not the idea - you should always play better (higher division) teams to get better. But current system discourages this.
The good part is the better (Open, 1AA) teams are playing each other more because lower level teams won't schedule them.
The other hole in the system is it only takes into account SS games. So a 3A team can go play La Jolla Country Day and it has no effect on their points. Same if they play a top City team.
Lastly, the .500 rule is also discouraging aggressive scheduling.
Remember, HS coaches jobs depend on winning games and making playoffs, not who they play.
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