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    High School football playoffs WTF?

    Why are there teams that are 4-5 making the playoffs. I guess I don't pay attention to high school much anymore. However when the hell did 4-5 teams start making it?


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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    When Americans started celebrating mediocrity?



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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Why are there teams that are 4-5 making the playoffs. I guess I don't pay attention to high school much anymore. However when the hell did 4-5 teams start making it?
    There are a lot of 3-6 teams in there too, and one 2-7 team.



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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    It's all about the IHSAA being in bed with sponsors over tv dollars....



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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    If you field a team this year you get to play in the post season.



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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    2-7? that is rediculous

    Anyone have a better formula?



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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    What is the point of the regular season then if you can make it going 2-7


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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    Man when i was in high school we went 8-1 along with 2 other teams in our conference and the other two teams got in and we didn't because of tie-breakers



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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    Quote Originally Posted by tyrelrobert View Post
    Man when i was in high school we went 8-1 along with 2 other teams in our conference and the other two teams got in and we didn't because of tie-breakers
    We went 8-1 my senior year and didn't get in. A 4-5 team that we beat 52-6 did get in. Another team in our district, who didn't even manage to score a single point in any of their district games, beat that same team 50-6.

    That was annoying to say the least.



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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    Isn't it the same sort of things that lets 4-4 teams make it to the Big 12 championship game instead of 7-1, 6-2, and 5-3 teams?


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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    My son's team is 8-0 and we're starting sections tomorrow playing a team that's 0-8.



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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    In Illinois you have to have a winning record to qualify for the playoffs.



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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Why are there teams that are 4-5 making the playoffs. I guess I don't pay attention to high school much anymore. However when the hell did 4-5 teams start making it?
    This happened last year when they expanded the playoffs from 16 teams to 32. I don't have a problem with it, take basketball for an example, an 0-20 team still gets to participate in districts and they still get their shot at going to the state tournament. They won't make it but at least they get a chance.

    In class 4A there are 48 schools and 32 now make the playoffs.



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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    I'd like to see some statistics on the number of kids/injuries for these teams with poorer records getting in.
    The Iowa High School Athletic Association has figured they can make some jack with extra games, but at what price?


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    Re: High School football playoffs WTF?

    Didn't all of you want to get into the playoffs when you were in school?

    Why is it so bad to let more kids get into the playoffs?



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