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  1. For the safety of the kids? Absolutely. If it’s the Monday the week of the first game and I have 12 players show up for practice, it’s negligent to allow them to play a varsity game that Friday and there isn’t an opppsing coach in the country that wouldn’t understand. Common sense.
  2. Allowing a couple seniors to play a JV schedule at the possible expense of taking away a football program seems more than practical to me. The only casualties in your scenario are the few seniors + underclassmen who have zero control over the situation. I would be in favor of waiver that would allow seniors to voluntarily play at a neighboring school in a scenario where they were limited to a JV schedule but shutting down a program due to low numbers in a couple of consecutive classes would kill any chance of the program ever starting back up.
  3. Don't agree with this, as it denies kids the opportunity to play. Shouldn't punish seniors or the rest of the team by taking away football. Playing a JV schedule at least allows kids to play the game they love just so long they have the numbers and safety isn't an issue. But if you're struggling to field a varsity team week in and week out, playing a varsity schedule and/or being entitled to a playoff game should be the least of concerns for the coaches, parents, and administrators. Safety and common sense is imperative in this day and age.
  4. I would have no qualms with that.
  5. Warren Central at Center Grove

    Who is starting? Purcell or George?
  6. They do all make the playoffs though. Not trying to make light of the situation or turn this thread into a seeding/qualifying rant because there already is an ongoing thread with some good dialogue, but this is a situation where the IHSAA needs to take their head out of the sand and start applying some common sense when scenarios like these arise. I would like to see a rule implemented where if you don't start the season with X amount of players on your roster comparative to your ENROLLMENT classification (there are some teams playing up a class) you should be reprimanded to playing strictly a JV schedule.
  7. Seeding Playoffs - Interesting Star article

    Don't follow either nearly as much as football. Will say that there is much more parity in both those sports across the state where past results aren't quite as indicative as future results. One player can make an average to below average team good in basketball just like one dominant pitcher on a bad team could beat any team on any given night. Football is different, you get beat by 4 TDs one week you're likely looking at the same outcome in the playoffs with the all-in. I would support a qualification for basketball and baseball but don't believe it as a necessity like it is for football.
  8. Seeding Playoffs - Interesting Star article

    But at least it’s discussion. Miss the gold ole days Bob. Almost wish the multiplier threads were back.
  9. Seeding Playoffs - Interesting Star article

    I don't understand how a system that benefits a few (the collection of teams who just missed qualifying) should jeopardize the entire postseason. How is there no emotion in that? Let everyone in while refusing to acknowledge the regular season is backwards.
  10. Seeding Playoffs - Interesting Star article

    This. I can't find another sport where a conference/division title doesn't in some way impact your postseason. You win your division in MLB and NFL, you're guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. You win your division in the NBA, you get a protected seed. You win your conference tournament, you make the NCAA tournament. You win your conference in Indiana High School Football? A ping pong ball will determine your postseason opponent, with no protection I may add. It cheapens the value of a conference title. I don't oppose conferences as winning a conference title is definitely bragging rights, but how many conferences across the state have multi-competitive teams? How many conferences aren't dominated by the same 2-3 teams year in and year out? I truthfully don't know the answer to this, but I can only assume that same team(s) who constantly win their conference and aren't subsequently rewarded in the postseason don't get the full value in what a conference title should represent.
  11. Seeding Playoffs - Interesting Star article

    So how does that benefit Indiana? If a 2-6 team is willing to pack it in for the last week or two what makes you think that aren't willing to pack it in after selection Sunday when staring down the barrel of Indy Chatard or Gibson Southern in round 1 of the playoffs? There's no logical reason why an all-in format should be catered to this point of view. If you can get up for an elimination game, then you can certainly get up for a 9 or 10 game regular season schedule where every game could theoretically be an elimination game. The state tournament is watered down as is. When your path gets easier to the state finals after the first or two weekends there is a problem. Can you offer any kind of support that participation would decline if they weren't entitled to a "10th" game? Are there that many kids playing football for the sole reason of getting an automatic playoff bid? If football isn't that big of a deal inside many athletic departments why would it make a difference then if you had to qualify for the postseason? These sentiments are purely emotional.
  12. Seeding Playoffs - Interesting Star article

    http://gridirondigest.net/topic/58160-what-a-playoff-qualification-system-would-look-like/ Last year around playoff time I showed what a hypothetical playoff would look like in my proposed format. FWIW, Evansville Mater Dei and North Posey were both in the field and by a comfortable margin at that. Mater Dei was the #2 seed in the south and North Posey was the #8 seed. Records aren't indicative of a teams worth. There are plenty of ranking systems that rank teams on a number of criteria, not just W-L record. I don't think the IHSAA would ever resort to strictly W-L record because conferences are equally balanced.
  13. Seeding Playoffs - Interesting Star article

    How can you come to that conclusion that the current format best fits Indiana? The postseason should be predicated on regular season success and should reward the best teams. Under the current format it does neither. How can you justify two 9-0 teams playing each other in the first round while two 0-9 teams play each other? The only way you can justify that is by coming out and saying the regular season is all for nothing. And it'd be true.
  14. Seeding Playoffs - Interesting Star article

    Then it would depend on the IHSAA proposal. In my proposed format teams are separated into North and South brackets only after the regular season has been completed and that is because North and South aren't equally represented across the board. In my format you would take the top 16 teams in 6A and 5A and then the top 32 teams in 4A-1A and once the field has been established, separate the 16 northern most teams and the 16 most southern most teams and then seed. In the scenario you proposed it would solely depend on where the ranked in regards to the top 32.
  15. Seeding Playoffs - Interesting Star article

    There isn't qualification errors when ~50% of the field is admitted. You can claim that team 33 could have gotten in over 32 but that's literally life. A postseason bid should be rewarded to those who have good regular season success. There's zero advantage to being team #1 or team #64 in your given class under the current format. And again, seeding the top two teams would only re-enforce the need for a qualification system. What is the need/incentive for 50, 60 statewide blowouts for the first round of the playoffs? Just to tell kids they have the right to play a postseason game? I just can't get behind that philosophy. If you're going to seed, you're better off just seeding the entire sectional.