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    Quote Originally Posted by MoDawg
    Who says it's not broke? All I'm hearing is Private schools are winning everything; the same schools win every year; not enough athletes get are getting signed; why is it crazy? I don't think the kids would think that it's crazy. The numbers change as the classes broaden. I think it would be awesome. Look at boxing...look how many champions there are...yeah the heavyweights and middle weights get most of the attention but it's common sense, it's a weight thing. Football is a numbers thing.

    Guarantee participation would go up, football would become much bigger.
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    I really hope this doesn't happen. It won't be the end of the world, and I'm sure we'll get used to it, but...

    I really like our current system. I don't think this, or any other measure (public/private split) is going to solve the problem of having a few dominant teams. All it will do is create another opening for someone else to jump into that dominating role...and then everyone will be mad at that school, accusing it of unfair advantages, etc.

    Imagine if St. X and Trinity moved to 6A and Male stayed 5A...now you have StX/T winning all the 6A titles, Male winning the 5A.

    Anyway...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider
    I think the gap between 1,300 and 2,600, in terms of available talent, is larger than the gap between schools of the size you described.
    This seems like fuzzy math, west. I would have a lot more available talent to choose from with the 2,200 differece in Florida than I would with the 1,300 gap in Kentucky. Remember, as you keep stressing, football is mainly just a numbers game and 2,200 is a much larger number than 1,300.

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    It's a diminishing-returns principle, Oxnard. Once you get to a certain number, I think any subsequent advantage starts to diminish.

    Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoDawg
    Ok, tell us why it is wrong. More championships, more proud communities, more student athletes involved, more money for whoever, football becomes more popular maybe?
    If that's your logic, lets have 50 classifications then. We'll have 50 proud communities. The whole point of winning a state championship is that its supposed to signify you are the best in a sport. The more classes you have, the less likely a champion can make the claim they are the best. Where the KHSAA screws up is having 54 teams in each class. They should base the classes on a deviation of size. I.e. make the classes based on relation of largest to smallest (in all four classes, the largest high school is 1. 25 times the smallest high school) and break it down that way.

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