I agree, it is disgusting!@SlaughterHouse6 you are correct, no way we could ever make everyone happy. But again, a 3-7 six-man team at least won some district ballgames, unlike the 11 man teams who got 4th out of 4 in their district. Pampa went 6-4 on the year, 0-3 in district play. I know other 11 man teams did as well...this isn't right.
Coach Miller is right and proved, pointed out everything wrong with the UIL. I personally would've loved the idea to take 3 without the division split but only a few of us feel this way. Happy that Coach Miller brought this topic up!I agree, it is disgusting!
Sad but true. What's worse is that I don't see a way that it can ever be undone.When I played, along with Fred Flintstone, ONLY the district champion advanced. The Strength of Schedule, where every game counts, is the only way you can get a measure of the truly Best Teams in any division, but money corrupts and distorts everything, even in high school sports, especially football. So like it or not MONEY determines How Many Teams Advance. Talent falls to second place.
Has there ever been a case where the conference champion had a losing record & 5 teams in it?Here in Illinois we do it a bit differently. So we have conferences instead of districts, which change yearly because teams want to find an easy route to the playoffs, but thats neither here nor there.
You have to win 6 of your 9 games, or can be the best of the remaining 5 win teams based on your playoff points (playoff points are your opponents total wins).
You can get an automatic bid if you're your conference champion, but your conference has to have more than 5 teams.
We have 8 classes of 32 playoff teams. So about half of the high schools make the football playoffs.
We dont have a public/private split here.
Wow that’s crazyBelow is the percentage of the Division that makes the playoffs. 11-man is ridiculous. IMHO, only the best should make the playoffs. Two thirds of the division does not need to make it.
1A Div 1 - 32/75 - 43%
1A Div 2 - 32/74 - 43%
2A Div 1 - 64/96 - 67%
2A Div 2 - 64/93 - 69%
3A Div 1 - 64/106 - 60%
3A Div 2 - 64/105 - 61%
4A Div 1 - 64/95 - 67%
4A Div 2 - 64/92 - 70%
5A Div 1 - 64/129 - 50%
5A Div 2 - 64/122 - 52%
6A 128/245 - 52%
Nobody is saying more football is the problem. What they are saying is there's and imbalance when an 8-2 team stays at home and a 1-9 or an 0-10 team advances.Here’s the issue; in the past five years, there have been plenty of upset wins from 4’s over 1’s, so on and so forth. I don’t have all of the numbers, but it’s happened. Any given Friday is a great moniker to understand it. Yes, there are ALOT of teams, and sometimes yes the 4 seeds get bashed, but what’s wrong with more football?
This is exactly what I a saying. It's not a problem with our division, it's a problem with the upper divisions. I believe we do it right, I truly do. I'm all for kids having success, but I am not for kids being given "success". Everything in life worth having is worth working for. If i do not win a game, and I am in the playoffs, deep inside, as a kid or adult, I know I do not belong here. Just because bigger schools do it, does not make it right. I want the UIL to recognize that not everyone deserves to be in the playoffs. Even the top 3 in each district in the bigger schools would be better than it is now.When we had this discussion about splitting into two divisions and having smaller districts, the only hard and fast rules that I had was that their would be no byes. I still strongly feel that way. I agree with EG "Please let making the playoffs mean something".