Re: 3A poll vs MaxPreps Ranking


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Posted by two things on February 01, 2019 at 22:40:06:

In Reply to: 3A poll vs MaxPreps Ranking posted by Coach on January 31, 2019 at 20:41:16:

: In my experience the coaches polls on CIF-SS are mostly in line with the MaxPreps rankings for that particular division, give or take a few spots either way.

: I found it to be very odd that Poly (Riverside) was rated 15th in most recent coaches poll, but they are 38th in MaxPreps division rankings? Also, Jarupa Valley 16th in coaches poll and 31st in MaxPreps rankings? No other teams in the coaches top 16 are out of the MaxPreps top 16, and the biggest discrepancy is 5 spots for any one other team.

: Any ideas?

2 possibilities
Good coaches - 1) Coaches in the division have actually seen some of the teams and really think that their computer ranking is off and they are a team that a ranked team should not be facing in the 1st round (they are better than that and actually a top 16 team in the division)

Poor coaches - 2) They are coaches who vote in the poll and rank themselves higher than they deserve or have a group of coaches who vote in the poll that are friendly towards them.

I have seen it both ways. I know coaches who "fear" sleeper teams not being ranked and do a good job of trying to really find the top 16 irregardless of what the computer suggests. Then again I have seen coaches rank themselves much higher than they deserve or their friends's team or a league opponent higher to "scratch your back, I'll scratch yours" mentality when the vote in the polls.


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