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  1. Most interesting class

    I can't speak to most years, but unless Cathedral just steamrolls everyone, 5A is pretty loaded and fairly balanced. Should be an interesting tourney unless the kid from Jersey is the second coming of Jeff George.
  2. New Cathedral QB

    That would have been crazy if Cathedral had played a senior in their freshman games.
  3. Carmel was the first one I thought of. I thought there was a Washington team with a similar logo to WC.
  4. Who has the most unique, instantly identifiable helmet decal/logo? Does tradition play a role?
  5. To be clear, I was talking about Central Catholic Grade School in Indianapolis. It is located in the shadows of Manual High.
  6. The number of teams who would have an improved chance of advancing out of a sectional would be more greatly impacted by the Sectional points than success factor. If one good team leaves, it only opens the door for the next best team. Moving teams down opens up all sorts of possibilities - and it's only one additional step.
  7. Let me start off by acknowledging I enjoy a good trolling and am often sarcastic. The following post is stone serious. When the IHSAA inevitably moves from a 2-year to 4-year cycle for the success factor, it is time for its expansion into addressing those teams who consistently fail in their assigned classes. The creation of the success factor is an admission that grouping schools purely by enrollment fails to produce a "level" playing field. We all agree there are factors which allow some teams and communities to excel more easily than others their size. The poster-child for this has always been the private and parochial schools, but it goes beyond that. @crimsonace1 has often spoke of the importance of considering socio-economic factors; I agree. If you can tell me how many kids came out for football, what percentage of students are living below the poverty line, their families' median incomes, and the percentage of two-parent households for any two teams, I can probably give you an accurate point spread with all other sights unseen. That said, using these indicators would be messy and possibly problematic in many situations. Obviously, it will never come to fruition. The "success factor" can handle this much more easily. My proposal (based on minimal research) would be the following: - Use two different point systems, keep the "success points" exactly as they are (1 for each championship won) but add in a wholly separate Sectional point system (1 for each Sectional game won) - Success Factor points for bumping would mirror the original IFCA proposal (I don't recall the exact details) with the exception of changing the rules as to the points needed to remain in an elevated class - see Sectional Points - Any team failing to gain 3 Sectional points in a four year period would be bumped down one class. This would be the case regardless of if a team were in its "natural class" or had been moved up or down during the period prior. The current relegation system is borderline nonsense. On the one hand, if a team wins a regional and state championship in the correct two consecutive years, they are deemed too potent to remain in their natural class. Okay, if we move to the 4-year plan, I can understand and support this line of thinking. On the other hand, if a teams wins 2 sectionals but 0 regionals in their new class, they are viewed as not being competitive enough and allowed to move back down? Am I taking crazy pills? What about the teams who fail to win 2 games in their sectionals in those two years? Are they somehow more competitive than teams mentioned earlier? This proposal goes a long way towards addressing that. I'm not saying it's perfect, but it's a conversation which needs to be had. The placement of teams into classes would be handled exactly as it currently is. The schools would be listed by enrollment with the proper lines being drawn for each class. The "success factor bumps" would then occur. The "Sectional factor bumps" would occur next. From there, the classes would be adjusted as need be. Think of it like this: we list out what the classes would be if there were no success factors/sectional points. We then create a new list on another sheet of paper. The teams who are being bumped up or down would be written on the new board in their new classes. Once completed, the remaining teams from the first list would fill out the openings on the second. It would not be hard to follow or implement, honestly. It would also go much further towards making a truly competitive tournament. Thoughts? edit - replaced a word
  8. Instead of big school/small school, lets do a second game for the worst players in the state. Use the same rules/restrictions as the current north/south game. Central Catholic will donate the field, and we can rent folding chairs as there are no bleachers. We won't even keep score as there is no scoreboard. I'll coax the Perry brothers into reffing and we can tap the OOB to supply the coaching (imagine the hype of a Muda69/Lebowski vs Trojan Dad/Swordfish battle!). Players can sleep on cots in St Rochs gym like in Revenge of the Nerds and we'll hold the banquet at the local CiCi's (lately of WorldStar fame). What say you, IFCA?
  9. In the Mark James era, they were consistently good in boys hoops. They had a few 20 win seasons and regularly finished +10 in W/L. They haven't had sustained success since 2010 or so. The girls were very tough from 2012-15 but were mediocre to terrible before that. Both teams were around .500 this past season.
  10. One of the greats for sure! Proud to have played and worked for Coach Scifres!
  11. THIS IS THE DUMBEST THING EVER TYPED ON THE GRIDIRON DIGEST. Any kind of cursory research will show not only are those schools ALWAYS placed in the same sectionals whenever possible, they meet in first round matchups at a statistically significant rate.
  12. Back to 5 class

    By my math, we would have to get down to 11 teams to necessitate going back to a 5 class tournament.
  13. What do you mean by Southport and Franklin Central being problems for Roncalli? Are you saying they would block Roncalli from joining?