2021 CIFSS D6 Thread

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2021 CIFSS D6 Thread

Postby caliwaterpolo » Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:14 pm

Final

Lakeside over Ocean View

Semis: Paloma Valley and Heritage

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Re: 2021 CIFSS D6 Thread

Postby sbdad » Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:23 pm

Unfortunately Ocean View has a tough league. They will have to beat out a D5 team in order to make the playoffs. Paloma and Heritage will most likely end up 2/3 in their league so only one team will make the playoffs unless CIF gives at large for D5 and D6 this year. in 2019 they did not give any at large in those divisions as far as I can tell. In 2019 some top ranked teams in D6 and D7 did not even get to play in the playoffs even though those brackets were full of BYES.

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Re: 2021 CIFSS D6 Thread

Postby sbdad » Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:08 pm

Sorry to analyze your random pics, not the intention. It was more as a reminder that to even make the playoffs the teams must finish in the top half of their league. Some teams like Lompoc (d6) have no hope. they are stuck with 2 d1 schools, 2 D2 schools, 1 D3 and 1 D4. Next year they are moving to CIF central.

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Re: 2021 CIFSS D6 Thread

Postby caliwaterpolo » Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:36 am

Redlands and Crespi, the 2019 finalists, we’re at-large teams who didnt automatically qualify out of their leagues.

And I appreciate your insight and encourage further engagement. These boards can die off quickly so it’s always good to hear from folks.

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Re: 2021 CIFSS D6 Thread

Postby sbdad » Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:15 pm

Ahh, you are right, I was looking at D7 and thought it was interesting that half of the top 10 on the end of year poll did not make the playoffs. Looking at their league results they did not finish with a .500 record so they just left half the bracket open with Byes. a shame they could not figure out how to use power ranking on the fly to fill out the D7 bracket. D7 coaches should be careful who they schedule if they have a tough league I guess. Maybe D7 (now D6) should have a lower requirement to file for an at large bid. maybe .400? .350? All in the name of equity in sport.

Good luck to all the teams, I cannot wait to see who emerges in the first few weeks of the season, hopefully after some scores we will get some engagement on the threads.

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Re: 2021 CIFSS D6 Thread

Postby oldtimer » Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:02 am

Since the advent of power rankings to determine division, coaches in the lower levels need to be more mindful of their schedules.

The reality is that most leagues will have enough higher level teams that those playing D6/7 in those leagues will simply have no chance of being top 3 or 4. When all teams in the league were the same division, there was little reason for scheduling for a .500+ season in order to qualify, but I think coaches are adjusting. If I remember correctly, five of the six D4/5/6 finalists were at-large teams in 2019. Let's see what happens this year.

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Re: 2021 CIFSS D6 Thread

Postby oldtimer » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:14 pm

With limited data, it looks like top 3 at this point are:

Santa Fe
Westminster
Saddleback

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