Posted by Coach on February 04, 2019 at 06:12:57:
In Reply to: Re: 3A poll vs MaxPreps Ranking posted by Coach on February 04, 2019 at 05:58:17:
: Agree some of the better teams did not get in due to not finishing in top half of their (stronger) leagues, and because there was only 1 at-large opening. Not sure how the coaches poll could have helped that though. Seems like cif put too many teams in the division.
Poll has no value what so ever. Division 5A had 100+ teams (Due to CIF removing 5AAA this year) in their division and 42 automatic qualifiers making no room for at-large teams. Well, they could have put them in the wild card round since they had to have one, but they didn't. That meant the #6 and #10 teams in the polls did not get in. Per CIF, it is more important to make sure there are no"byes" in the bracket than it is to make sure all deserving teams get in.
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