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Seeding high school tournaments

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Jim Tom Pinch, May 30, 2007.

  1. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    What system does your state use to determine who is seeded where in the sectional tournaments?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Michigan doesn't -- random draw except for football, which seeds on a point system.
  3. Breakyoself

    Breakyoself Member

    in florida, they match up districts in most team sports. runner-up from 1 travels to champion of 2, and vice versa.
  4. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Illinois: Coaches in each sectional gather on a date determined by the athletic association. They seed either the top 8 teams (or every team ... not sure which it is, or if it changes per sport) and submit the info to the state association.
    Once it gets beyond sectionals, every game is determined by a random draw determined midway through the season.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    NJ uses a point system for FB playoffs and goes strictly by W-L records for other sports..which is absurd.

    Example, the team ranked No. 1 in the country in USA Today's baseball poll is seeded second in its section in the NJ Non-Public schools tournament because it has 2 losses and some other team that plays nobody has 1.
  6. KP

    KP Active Member

    Massachusetts does winning pct for the bulk of its sports. Lacrosse has a SOS element and Super 8 hockey is selected and seeded by a committee.
  7. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    They do in lacrosse now. Things have happened here besides the crap economy, Mr. Bama.
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Same in Alabama.
  9. Danny Noonan

    Danny Noonan Member

    Wisconsin -- coaches for each region gather and decide 1 through 7, etc., teams play at highest seed. From sectionals on, no seeds, games are at a neutral site.

    Coaches did a great job of seeding in my locale this year. Both No. 1 seeds lost in the opening round.
  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    NJ also uses a point system for wrestling and swimming. For boys lacrosse they use the LaxPower.com rankings.
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    In Pennsylvania, all state tournament seeding is done by, I guess you would say, district history. The brackets for the next three years are available in the PIAA Handbook.

    So, District 7 (suburban Pittsburgh) might get seven entries in Class AA boys' hoops; District 5 (West Bumfuck and vicinity) gets one. But if you're a lower district finisher, like the seventh-place team in District 7, you can count on having to get past another district's champion right out of the gate.

    As far as below states, there are almost as many different ranking systems as there are tournaments.
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    So that affects what? Maybe five schools? :D
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