All good and correct points. SizmanTechsan and I are simply expressing how depressing it is to look at two playoff brackets that have in total out of 32 first round games a handful are competitive. I salute those who managed upsets. I'm happy for them. I'm sad that this watered down format has lead to 45 point blowout victories that is, in my humble opinion, a direct result of the division split and the "everyone gets a trophy" mentality that lead to it. Where I live we had a team make the Quarterfinals with 9 kids one year and 8 the next. I know that's an exception, but I also know better competition breeds better competitors. I fear what it will look like when they ex[and the playoffs, and if you doubt that happening just check out the new-for-this-year basketball playoff setup. It's not a question of if but rather when. I loved when they expanded the playoffs in '82 to two. many districts over the years have had teams who were superior stay home due to a close district loss and watched as a team they beat in non-district play their district champ in the playoffs. Two per district is good, but not so good when the Sixman playoffs have expanded to double. These teams simply can't compete.Sorry to get technical, but I believe it is 10 D2 in top 25, actually only 4 in top 15. Also, as the season goes along the rankings always get more accurate. I wish people would look at the number on far right of rankings page. RATINGS to be exact. You get a much bigger picture by that number. Example, frequently a 9th ranked team can be 45'd by a top 3 team. The top tier that people speak of frequently on this site can be from either D1 or D2. I understand your thinking here. When it is all said and done, could a D2 team actually be the best team regardless of Division. I think yes, and I think we have seen that in some years. But to wrap up, regardless of Division or Ranking the top tier each year is on a different level from average or even good 6 man teams. The split I believe is for the majority of the smaller 6 man schools. A ball club with 6 to 9 players is normally going to have big problems with a ball club that has 12 to 20. I know: an exception exist. We sometimes see a phenomenal team with very few kids that compete with anyone. This is the exception. I hated when it split into 2 divisions by the way, still prefer 1. But I also understand the reasoning. Just my thoughts on it. Not trying to start a pissing contest or anything.