October 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
If the high school playoffs are such a special event, then why do winless teams get to play? Continue Reading
Tags: Football, high school football, High school sports, Minnesota high school football, Minnesota preps, Ryan S Clark, Sports 2 Comments »
I agree. But also see a problem. The way games are scheduled in Minnisota some teams play very sew section oponents so using the record to decide who plays in the playoffs may have AD’s scheduling the weakest teams they can so they make the playoffs. If the regular season included most of your section this would be a great plan.
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John’s answer is what many people have talked about in the past. The only way to pare down the number of playoff teams in each section is to play your section opponents in the regular season. Some teams play in conferences with schools in a lower division and then rack up the wins to get 1,2, or 3 seed and can’t make it past the semis. And then there are teams that have larger schools in their conference and finish around .500 but make it to state once they play in their own class.
I know the article’s writer is new to the area, so he is looking at winless teams and questioning why they should be in, but it is a debate that has been talked about many times before.
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