Posted by Coach on January 31, 2017 at 14:33:32:
In Reply to: Re: .500 rule posted by Crossroads/Viewpoint on January 31, 2017 at 13:42:35:
: : : : : 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 ?
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: : : : : 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.
: : Top half of league is automatically qualified regardless.
: : Moorpark and Simi Valley are currently 2nd and 3rd in their league and look like they will both make it.
: : Oxnard is currently 3rd in their league and needs to beat Channel Islands again and they are in. (Beat them by 14 last time.)
: : Crossroads has a solid chance of getting in. If they lose to Viewpoint on Thursday, they might not though.
: : St. Mary's looks like they are not going to get top half of league, however, if they go 1-2 in their final games in league (same outcome as their first go around) then they will be bottom half with a 13-13 record. So it really depends on their last non-league game in the shootout at JSerra. Then again, if they lose to St Gens, that they are out.
: : Despite hovering around .500, I would bet four or even all five make the playoffs.
: Crossroads and Viewpoint play in the Gold Coast league, home of Sierra Canyon and Windward.
: Their league is strange as they have a tournament at the end of the year (like in college), which is how I believe they determine their league champion and automatic qualifiers.
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