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    Nov 1, 18, 01:17 PM
    Logistics is a major concern. We can’t change it to the point where families have to travel more than they already are, or the athletes are missing more school. My other concern is that every match should stay as a best of 5 contest, rather than having to change the pool play round to best of 3. Those two concerns are why I landed on 8 at large teams, and 24 total. 24 teams get seeds into eight pools of three teams each. Friday, you play the...
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    Oct 30, 18, 06:23 PM
    Again, I agree with a lot of what you’ve said. But I’ve never said we could have a “perfect” system, only that there is a much better way. I think we should all agree that moving the disgruntledness to the #20 team is far better than leaving it with the #3 team. Coaches can vote on the at large teams. I think by and large the coaches would get it right a lot more often than not. If we took 8 at large teams, (for the sake of this conversation...
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    Oct 28, 18, 05:34 PM
    Couldn’t agree with you more, 9th Region is a perfect example. No, I don’t think they should have been left out. And I’m not suggesting we eliminate Regional tournaments. But wouldn’t it be great if we had a process that give regional tournament winners the bid that they absolutely deserve, but also include the best teams in the state that happen to be in ridiculously competitive regions?
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    Oct 28, 18, 11:27 AM
    “Weekend AAU Tournament”.... LoL. That tells me all I need to know. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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    Oct 27, 18, 04:28 PM
    You’re right, those rankings aren’t correct. I mentioned earlier that if they don’t put their info in MaxPreps, it won’t be accurate. However, what’s not debatable is that Sacred Heart is the 3rd best team in the state and they aren’t in the field of 16 teams deciding the state championship. At the time of this post, 12 matches have been completed in the tournament. 11 of those 12 matches have been sweeps. Only one of those 11 matches can be...
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    Oct 27, 18, 12:21 PM
    There’s clearly a better way to do this. It shouldn’t matter what baseball, soccer, and basketball do when it comes to volleyball. Just like soccer shouldn’t matter for baseball, baseball for basketball, and so on. And yes, Sacred Heart was in the tournament and got knocked out. But if the tournament was seeded the way it could be, and should be, we wouldn’t be seeing a state tournament full of sweeps right now. It’s okay to admit there’s a...
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    Oct 26, 18, 06:31 PM
    Yes, Assumption has a ton of D1 talent. I think they have around 10 or 11 D1 commits. Ohio State, Duke, Louisville, Texas A&M... it’s crazy how deep they are.
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    Oct 26, 18, 01:00 PM
    Agreed, it does happen in some of those other sports. However, Volleyball has long ago found a better way to crown champions. They do it just about every other weekend from January into July. USAV, JVA, and AAU all crown their National Champions using the standard volleyball format. No reason KHSAA can’t follow the lead of the people that know volleyball best.
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    Oct 26, 18, 12:10 PM
    Anyone interested in following live, twitter feed for @khsaaevents has frequent updates on whichever match is being played. The link on their posts will connect you to real time scores and stats, which updates often and has a nice play by play box at the bottom. Highly recommended if you’re looking for live updates.
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    Oct 25, 18, 06:15 PM
    Henderson County, now ranked 82. They moved up from 103 according to MaxPreps. I’m sure their information is incomplete, giving them a lower ranking than what they’d otherwise have with complete info, but my point stands. Sacred Heart is unquestionably the 3rd best team in the state, and isn’t in this tournament.
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    Oct 25, 18, 09:57 AM
    Also.... are we sure we’re deciding the state championship the right way when the #3 team is at home and the #103 team is in the tournament?
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    Oct 25, 18, 09:52 AM
    Mercy can probably keep it close. Assumption has too many guns and plays defense too well for anyone else to compete.
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