Posted by Silly on February 28, 2017 at 09:57:37:
In Reply to: Re: MD to D2 for the state playoffs? posted by slotted on February 28, 2017 at 09:14:44:
: : : : : : True?
: : : : : They're my choice to win it all in that division
: : : : All the Open teams that lost their first two games go to D2.
: : : : So Mater Dei, Chaminade, Millikan, and Orangewood Academy.
: : : Division 2 should be top 4 seeds should be 1. Orangewood, 2. Mater Dei, 3. Chaminade and 4. Long Beach Millikan. If things stay the same as last year. Division 1AA champion 5th, Division 1AA runner-up 6th. After that I think it gets a bit murky. Division 1A champion was 9th and Division 1A runner-up was 10th. It looks like Division 1A could be on the road to open the state playoffs.
: : :There's only 16 spots for Southern and you also have teams from Central, City and SD.
: : MD was in Div II last year and lost to Cajon. Just saying.
: You are right that 1-6 is slotted (Open = 1-4, 1AA champ is 5, 1AA runner-up is 6, 1A champ is 7, and 1A runner-up is 8)... If the state feels another section has a better team, they will slot them in front of 1A or 1AA... no OPEN team will get bumped from the top 4.....
I would argue that after the SS winner, SD winner, CS winner, and City winner, the next four Open spots
should go to the top four teams regardless of section. I would also argue that if the committee or a Section thinks their team can't compete, they should move them down to D1.
I would then take the top 16 teams regardless of section for D1, then D2, etc.
The tricky part is giving each section "it's due". They get their guaranteed spots but I don't think division should be guaranteed necessarily.
If D1 ends up with 1 City, 1 SD, 1 Central and 13 SS then that's what it is. Or whatever the breakdown is.
The fact that Open teams like Mater Dei and Chaminade are in D2 behind weaker teams from other sections is crazy and defeats the competitive equity argument.
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