It is a shame. Its like inviting the Royals into the playoffs to face the Rangers. Yeah the Royals will win 1 out of 100, but is it really worth letting them into the playoffs in the first place? Playoffs are earned, not given. Going 3-6 isn't earning them. Even if you win, you're 4-6 and you still suck.
you ask your old high school if they appreciated being able to get in with 2 losses. there were countless classes with losses to E'burg & BWH that never got an opportunity that now would. and you know they hold 'em back over there, cheaters
I know one thing - it would SUCK to be outside right now.
Dowling 49 Marshalltown 7
Urb. 27 CB Abe Lincoln 21
Waukee 10 Ft. Dodge 7
SE Polk 14 Johnston 7
Valley 24 Lincoln 21
SC East 16 - Indianola 7
Ames 23 East 0
Ankeny 28 Ottumwa 7
Washinton 13 Hemstead 14
Linn Mar 56 Pleasant Valley 0
IC City High 22 Dav. Central 13
its all because 4A couldn't stand to have less teams in the playoffs than the other classes ... even though they have, you know, way less teams.
although I've quit having a real problem with it - every other sport gets to start fresh in the playoffs. even XC has a qualifying meet don't they?
All teams go to a district meet (5 state wide for 1A), top 3 teams and top 10 individuals qualify for state. In class 1A, you may have 16-20 teams per district at 7 runners (if they field a full team....5 runners count towards score), and 23 or 24 people will qualify because many of the team qualifiers will take top 10 spots. In 1A, I'd say its safe to guess <20% qualify for state. Get into 4A and its obviously a lot different. Same with track.
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