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    Article on watered down championships in The Tennessean.

    Fewer TSSAA titles could mean more
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    There are some very intersting opposing points of view in this article. This article points at the debate betweeen the playoffs system in OH or KY, which is oftern the topic here. Some say too many teams are in, other say too few, and some say the wrong teams are in. But you have to admit that championships are diluted. For the past several years about 1/3 of KHSAA playoff teams were .500 or worse. Maybe the KHSAA needs to go to an NCAA-like minimum qualifications of 4 or 5 or 6 wins within your classification to qualify. Maybe you eliminate districts, and qualify the best teams in a region for playoff berths. There's got to be a better way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicks dig Scars
    Article on watered down championships in The Tennessean.

    Fewer TSSAA titles could mean more
    No question that that is watered down. 12 teams in a division with only 1 win to reach the final game.
    That is obviously the extreme from what Ky is talking about.

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    I like the final thoughts in this article:

    “The whole purpose of the state playoffs is to put together the best teams — to reward the best teams,” Bonds said. “It doesn’t make sense to have 4- and 5-win teams coming in. The teams that we played were the best in the state. To be the best was extremely exciting. The excitement was pretty much off the charts.”

    “We (the TSSAA) helped create part of the problem,” Carter added.

    “We made our championship events pretty special, and once anybody gets a taste of that, they think they are entitled to it. For all of us in sports, in general, we’ve created this little monster we call championships.”

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