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Sep 5, 19, 02:55 PM #46While I am on my soapbox:
I also have an issue with the fact the KHSAA gives schools no say as to who is in their District or how many teams are in it yet EVERY game counts in the RPI.
For teams forced to play a 5-team District with 4 sub-par opponents you not only subject yourself to negative results compared to a team with a 4-team District and 3 "good but not great" teams, but that also gives the 4-team district programs an extra game of flexibility to schedule as they see best.
I kind of wish for teams in a 5-team District there was a way to choose to drop their lowest District calculating win and instead opt to re-use the result of their lowest scoring Non-District game a second time. That way if you have a 1-9 and a 0-10 team you have to play, you can drop the point from the 0-10 win and instead use a non-district win over a 4-6 team for example.
If a team chooses to drop out of District play at the last minute you may be stuck with a 9-game season as well.
I have always said that teams to not compete in a District must wait until the next 4-year realignment to enter District play.Advertisement
Sep 5, 19, 03:10 PM #47
Sep 5, 19, 03:26 PM #48
Second round game is the "District Championship" since its all intra-district.
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Third round game is "Regional Championship" and is seeded based on rankings in each half of the state 1-4.
Semifinals are SemiState, which I guess is a thing, but feels dumb, since state semifinals seems fine to say.
Sep 5, 19, 05:40 PM #49
Is it possible that one of the unstated goals of this RPI system is to convince teams like Trinity that play a lot of out-of-state teams to start scheduling more in-state opponents? I guess that sounds like a conspiracy theory, but unless there is some credit given for losing close games to great teams, there will be more incentive to schedule more games against average teams. It’s hard enough for some schools to find opponents as it is. I’m interested to see how it plays out, but when the same teams wind up getting four home playoff games almost every year, there will be an outcry over that as well. No system will please everybody.
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I predict that the system will change again in two or four years. Either we will go back to the rotating odd and even year hosting system of the last 40 plus years, or the RPI calculation will be changed in some fashion.
A bit of historical trivia: In the first years of the Super Bowl era, the NFL had a rotating system of which division champion would host each round of the playoffs. The undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins had to go on the road to Pittsburgh to win the AFC Championship. There was no consideration of a number one seed then. Seeding started sometime after that. I understand the desire for seeding the high school playoffs, but it’s harder to quantify that with a much more wide-ranging array of teams than what is found at the professional level.