Does one of them include Girard? Even if they finish 10-0, they may not make it because of the teams ahead of them. What a bunch of crap!!
October 15, 2008 at 9:37 a.m.
Trimbur, what year did you graduate? Don't give the Leopards any "bulletin board" material for next week's game. I wish I could fly up for that game.
October 15, 2008 at 9:35 a.m.
Anyone feel bad that Girard could finish 10-0 and still not make the playoffs? I think this stinks!! Why does the state of Ohio still use the computer rankings?? Why not reward the teams that win 7 or more games? Let's take last year, for example, 192 teams make the playoffs every year. With last year's 7 win teams, you come up with 240 teams. Instead of doing 6 Divisions, use 8 Divisions. Then divide each division into 32 teams, based on school enrollment. 8 divisions, 32 teams in each division, 256 teams should make the playoffs. So they would have been short 16 teams from the required 7 wins. Take all the 6 win teams and find out the teams that won games against those 240 playoff qualifiers, then narrow it down after that by combined wins by opponents who they beat. It has to be something more fair than the system they have now. According to last year, 4 teams that finished 9-1 did not make the playoffs (2%). 12 teams that finished 8-2 did not make the playoffs (6%). If you ask me, 9-1 is a great season and they should be rewarded. Teams can't help it if their conference is having a bad year. 8-2 is a pretty good year too, and should be rewarded. It works in the state of Michigan. Florida is totally different. Conference (they call them districts) champs and runners-up only make the playoffs. Each division is divided into 16 "Districts" by enrollment. They have 8 Divisions.
October 8, 2008 at 4:14 a.m.