Computer systems are solely nearly as good as the info they’re fed.
Wins and losses and power of schedule are enormous within the MaxPreps pc rankings, the system the San Diego Part makes use of to pair the girls and boys basketball playoffs.
What the pc doesn’t compute is head-to-head video games.
So regardless of a ranking greater than 1.four factors larger than Cathedral Catholic and a virtually useless even power of schedule, it was a pair of losses to the Dons that price the St. Augustine boys the No. 1 seed Saturday within the eight-team Open Division.
“All we wanted to do was win a sport,” mentioned St. Augustine coach Mike Haupt, whose Saints blew an eight-point fourth-quarter lead and misplaced 59-57 at dwelling to the Dons, then fell 56-48 at Cathedral.
A break up of the sequence with Cathedral would have given St. Augustine the No. 1 seed.
Each the Saints and Dons may have first-round dwelling video games Friday with Cathedral internet hosting Christian and the Saints internet hosting Mater Dei Catholic.
Cathedral-Christian shall be a Western League matchup with the groups splitting within the common season.
The Western League has three groups within the Open Division — Cathedral, St. Augustine and Christian. The Coastal League has two in Francis Parker and Foothills Christian with Santa Fe Christian the No. 1 seed in Division I and Military-Navy seeded No. three in Division II.
Poway is the lone Open Division consultant from the Palomar League whereas Mater Dei Catholic represents the Mesa League and Torrey Pines the Avocado West League.
With a win Friday over Francis Parker, Foothills Christian jumped over the Lancers, which means these groups end four-five within the rankings, however Foothills will get a house sport.
“I’ve stopped attempting to determine the rankings,” mentioned Foothills coach Brad Leaf.
“After all, we wish a house sport, however we’ll present up and play wherever they inform us.”
Tentatively, that sport is about for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Cuyamaca School. Nevertheless, Foothills is engaged on securing Cuyamaca for 7:45 p.m. Friday.
In Division I that begins Tuesday, Santa Fe Christian, Carlsbad, El Camino and San Marcos are the top-four seeds. And not using a gymnasium, El Camino will play at Eight p.m. Wednesday at Military-Navy with the El Camino ladies enjoying at 6:30 p.m.
One of many actual head scratchers within the pairings is 18-10 Sweetwater not making the Division II area.
“This rankings system is mistaken — 18 wins can’t get you within the playoffs?” mentioned Sweetwater coach Jesse Aguirre.
The Crimson Devils completed second of their league with a 10-2 document, dropping twice to San Ysidro, seeded No. 1 in Division III.
However Sweetwater’s power of schedule is only one.6.
Aguirre argues that Canyon Crest (9-19, Zero-10 within the Avocado West League) will get in. Canyon Crest, nevertheless, has a 12.2 power of schedule.
“Don’t punish a workforce for the league they’re in,” Aguirre mentioned. “How do you inform your children that 18 wins isn’t sufficient?”
Bonita Vista, San Diego, Military-Navy and Otay Ranch are the top-four seeds in Division II.
San Ysidro, which was the top-ranked workforce in Division III all season, fell behind Coronado in the course of the week. However within the remaining MaxPreps rankings, San Ysidro jumped the Islanders, obtained the No. 1 seed and performs Madison on Tuesday.
Coronado slips to No. 2 and hosts San Dieguito. Eastlake is No. three and Grossmont No. four.
Grossmont hosts Hoover at 7 p.m. Tuesday whereas Helix — which doesn’t have a playable gymnasium — performs Vista at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grossmont.
Calexico and O’Farrell are the highest seeds in Division IV.
Fallbrook, which was 1-25 final season, reaped the rewards of a bounce-back 17-Eight season and drew the highest seed and bye within the 12-team Division V.
The one play-in sport in both the boys or ladies is in Division V with league champion Nationwide College Academy internet hosting No. 12-seed Liberty Constitution.
Whereas the boys seedings took nearly 35 minutes, the ladies took 75, primarily due to a dispute in Division I.
The seeding advisory committee tries to keep away from first-round league rematches.
That was extraordinarily troublesome in Division I the place the No. Eight-9-10 seeds – Carlsbad, San Marcos and Torrey Pines – are within the Avocado West League. And that was simply a part of the issue.
Mount Miguel is seeded No. four and was scheduled to play No. 13 El Capitan. These groups, nevertheless, are within the Grossmont Hills League, necessitating a change.
So Imperial, 21-7 and the Desert League champion, obtained flipped from No. 12 to No. 13 and should play at Mount Miguel.
League champions are assured a house sport until they’re enjoying one of many top-four seeds.
Imperial coach Ron Ponchione, a member of the playoff advisory committee, argued lengthy and arduous that his workforce beat El Capitan and will leap the Vaqueros, that league opponents San Marcos and Carlsbad had been already enjoying, that San Diego Part bylaws battle and that his workforce was getting robbed of a house sport.
Ultimately, it went to a vote of the advisory board, and Imperial misplaced.
There have been a number of switches in Division II the place head-to-head video games got here into play. Otay Ranch and Lincoln secured the top-two seeds.
In Division III, No. 2 Foothills Christian misplaced to No. three Helix, so these groups flipped positions.
So No. 1 Level Loma hosts Maranatha Christian, No.2 Helix hosts Mar Vista and No. three Foothills hosts St. Joseph Academy. San Diego and Southwest-El Centro are the highest two seeds in Division IV.
Hoover and Vincent Memorial are the highest seeds in Division V.
On the ladies facet, La Jolla Nation Day earned the No. 1 seed within the Open Division. The Torreys are ranked No. 1 within the nation by MaxPreps. Westview grabbed the No. 2 seed within the Open Division.
“Total, I believe the conferences had been very clear,” mentioned San Diego Part Assistant Commissioner John Labeta, who ran the basketball seeding conferences.
“There are some actually good video games, however the boys Open Division, the place there isn’t clear-cut favourite, has some nice matchups.”
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