Posted by I believe on January 31, 2017 at 12:58:31:
In Reply to: Re: .500 rule posted by Confused on January 31, 2017 at 12:34:57:
: : Looking at 3A there are only about 25 teams above .500. Is CIF really going to punish those teams that are in tough leagues and competed in tough pre-league games to prepare?
: : What a catch 22.......you schedule tougher non-league games to prepare for league but then get punished.
: : If you schedule cream-puffs then you aren't really preparing your kids for battle.
: #5 Moorpark 11-13
: #7 Crossroads 9-13
: #10 Oxnard 10-12
: Most Likely will drop below .500
: #12 St. Marys 12-11
: #16 Simi 11-10
: Are these teams OUT ?
: : This rule is one of the most idiotic rules CIF has ever come with. What is the rationale behind it? Don't say avoiding the first round blowouts........those will happen anyway. Why wouldn't CIF want the extra $$$$ from a bigger bracket?
You need a .500 record to apply for an at-large bid. If your team is top half of league then they continue to be automatic qualifiers regardless of overall record. The .500 rule for at-large teams still stinks as many good teams/programs will be out due to pre-season and league scheduling.
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