Posted by Incorrect on January 28, 2018 at 17:54:53:
In Reply to: Re: Question for coaches who vote on rankings posted by Coach Neil on January 28, 2018 at 17:40:00:
: : Coaches,
: : I have done rankings with a couple of different schools for about a decade. Recently, I was told by the coach who collects and compiles the rankings that "In addition, no team can be ranked above a league team if they place lower in league standings." Has anybody been told this before? I have never heard of this, ever. In one way it makes since; however, there is a team in our division that has only played 6 (not a typo) total games. They are 5-1 and in first place in their league. I refuse to vote for them. Also, there is a league where the 3rd place team beat the 2nd place team, and I honestly feel the 3rd place team is better. I am just wondering if anybody else has ever heard of this mandatory ruling from CIF. Any insight would be appreciated.
: Iím the cordinatotor for 3A and I can tell you that has never been told to us.
I was a coordinator for over 10 years although I am not this year. For the last poll, CIF mandates that no team shall be ranked higher than another in the same league if they are lower in standing. This has been in place for decades.
If Bishop Montgomery finishes 2nd in league and Serra finishes 3rd in league, than BM must be ranked higher on the last poll. Actually, 5 years ago in that exact league CIF had to change the bracket because St Bernard is was ranked #1 and Serra finished ahead of them in the league. They had to flip flop the seeds.
AS FOR THE SECOND PART OF THIS, if a team is 5-1 overall in the season and there is another team that is lower than them in league ranking, that lower team can't be ranked higher. The obvious choice is that if a team finishes Lower than the team that is 5-1, neither should be ranked!
You can call CIF and confirm the above. Again, this is only for the last poll. You can rank anyone wherever you want until then.
As for Coach Neil, is this your first time doing the poll? If so you will get a memo for the last poll from SCIBCA and CIF with the above. There is no need to talk about it now
Hope this helps.
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