Posted by Patience.... on December 17, 2019 at 09:41:49:
In Reply to: Re: Coaches polls posted by ... on December 16, 2019 at 21:04:24:
: : : Coaches you are driving me crazy
: : : I go thru the different divisions and see where the coaches have teams ranked and it baffles me when 2 teams played head to head and you still rank the loser over the winner. I get it, sometimes you say it went into OT like Poly (who hasnít lost yet this season and is still ranked #2) over Mater Dei (still ranked #1) or it was a close game like some other divisions, but then I come across 2 teams where one beat the other by 30+ points. Really and you still rank them higher than the other. I know there are rumblings in the HS Southern Section football world of doing away with the coaches polls and going strictly by a formula for seeding, well with some of the division polls right now I can see why there is a push for that. These divisional coaches polls deserve better and some of the coordinators need to either be more transparent with their results or do a better job of educating their voter base.
: : Give an example of the point you mare making please
: Formulas never account for injury, kids missing a game, etc. Sometimes coaches might "see" something.
The early season polls have very little value. Once we get to mid/late January they are usually pretty accurate. Coaches who vote care and put time into it. There are one offs sometimes but usually a season's worth of data is better than 8-12 games.
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