View Poll Results: Which format provides the truest champion?

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  • District Champion only goes to the playoffs

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  • Top 3 teams from each District go to PO's

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    Default Playoff format

    Through the years in Texas, we have seen many different methods for determining playoff qualifiers and championships in football. Which format do you think does the best job of providing the truest indicator of having the best team in any given season?
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    I'd like to see DI & DII set before the season if we are really so concerned about larger enrollment schools playing the smaller schools.

    Then take the District champions only.

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    I believe the top 2 teams is the way to go... I know we would leave alot of teams out of the mix, but I certainly think it would be a better test then what we currently have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soontobeatrojandad View Post
    I'd like to see DI & DII set before the season if we are really so concerned about larger enrollment schools playing the smaller schools.

    Then take the District champions only.
    That won't work... what happens in a district like 2-5a with 10 teams? You assign 5 and 5 and what if 3 of the ones set for d1 make the playoffs? With 2-5a, all 4 playoff teams were in the top half of enrollment (1, 2, 3 and 5)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by soontobeatrojandad View Post
    I'd like to see DI & DII set before the season if we are really so concerned about larger enrollment schools playing the smaller schools.

    Then take the District champions only.
    Great idea, but wouldn't that if effect be the same as creating a 6A and a 5A?

    I'm opposed to splitting up 5A before the season.
    Last edited by Kt`86; 11-16-2008 at 09:38 PM.

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    Sad thing is that a lot of folks, unfortunately, equate the Div. 1 champion as a better team than the Div. 2 champion. On some occasions, the Div. 2 would seem to be a better team but don't receive the accolades simply because it is in the smaller school div.
    Last edited by alienboy51; 11-16-2008 at 09:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Playoff format

    Take the district champ and hand out one state champion.

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    I'd keep the 4 team format and reseed within region before Round 1. Some of the Rd 2 matchups are happening too early

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    Quote Originally Posted by twcpfan1 View Post
    I'd keep the 4 team format and reseed within region before Round 1. Some of the Rd 2 matchups are happening too early
    Gotta' beat the best to be the best. Doesn't matter when you meet them.

    More teams in the playoffs mean more excitement for the fans as well as players not to mention more pieces of the 'financial pie' for all involved.
    Last edited by alienboy51; 11-16-2008 at 10:06 PM. Reason: Additional thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by soontobeatrojandad View Post
    I'd like to see DI & DII set before the season if we are really so concerned about larger enrollment schools playing the smaller schools.

    Then take the District champions only.
    then that would be a 5a & 6a system

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackNBlack97 View Post
    That won't work... what happens in a district like 2-5a with 10 teams? You assign 5 and 5 and what if 3 of the ones set for d1 make the playoffs? With 2-5a, all 4 playoff teams were in the top half of enrollment (1, 2, 3 and 5)...
    no funny he said set the districts big school to little school meaning 5a & 6a i dont like that idea.lets just seed the teams 1 thru 32 on one side and one thru 32 on the other side.just like college basketball does march maddness.you could do it by splitting the state northeast vs northwest and southeast vs southwest.if they say it would create geographical diffrences they need look no further of the second rd matchup between elpaso montwood & mansfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird View Post
    Take the district champ and hand out one state champion.
    thats not fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodessa View Post
    no funny he said set the districts big school to little school meaning 5a & 6a i dont like that idea.lets just seed the teams 1 thru 32 on one side and one thru 32 on the other side.just like college basketball does march maddness.you could do it by splitting the state northeast vs northwest and southeast vs southwest.if they say it would create geographical diffrences they need look no further of the second rd matchup between elpaso montwood & mansfield.
    You would still run into a huge problem in a district like 2-5a... you'd have 2 7-3 (Both with 7-2 district records) teams sitting at home, while you had 2 5-5 (4-5 district records) teams in the playoffs... Setting the teams prior to the season would just mean that the district standings were a joke...

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    Start playing one week earlier and have D1 and D2 champs play for Final 5A Championship!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanMom88 View Post
    Start playing one week earlier and have D1 and D2 champs play for Final 5A Championship!
    If you want to keep 4 teams, that's the only way... otherwise, go back to 2 teams...

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    Default Re: Playoff format

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackNBlack97 View Post
    If you want to keep 4 teams, that's the only way... otherwise, go back to 2 teams...

    And really it works out to be the same as just 2 in a one division format. As I said, I know what we currently have would leave alot of teams sitting at home, but to me this D1 champ and D2 champ is not good.

    You could also create a 6A and shuffle everyone to fit into either 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, and 1A. Thus having 1 champion in each again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alienboy51 View Post
    Gotta' beat the best to be the best. Doesn't matter when you meet them.

    More teams in the playoffs mean more excitement for the fans as well as players not to mention more pieces of the 'financial pie' for all involved.
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    Default Re: Playoff format

    i think how they do it in other sports is the way to go, just 1 bracket and a 128 team free for all, probally one of the best formats in the country

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    If you want a real competitive championship, the district champs should get a bye the first week. With seeding of both runner-ups (higher seeds as home team) and champs. The winning runner ups should all be seeded agains the champs with the champs always being home (no coin toss). Highest seed should always be home team and runner-up & champs from same district should not play each other until semi's if a good runner up team beats all others. This address all disadvantages of the current system and gives emphasis to win district and in competive districts win all other games to be runner-up instead of 4th place win enough to make the playoffs we have now. With no reward for winning district or winning more games then the minimum to get in the playoffs.

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