UPDATE: Third-place teams’ record in the playoffs since ’05 …
YEAR RECORD (PCT.) MARGIN OF LOSS
2005 13-46 (.283) 26 Points
2006 16-45 (.355) 24 Points
2007 19-40 (.475) 24 Points
2008 17-44 (.386) 22 Points
2009 14-47 (.298) 26 Points
Overall 79-222 (.356) 25 Points
I found the results below pretty damn interesting and a BIG BLOW to anybody not liking the at-large over automatic bid policy coming to a local league near you.
Under the new Mid-Valley proposal, the division would be comprised of the Montview, Valle Vista, Almont, Olympic, Rio Hondo and Mission Valley leagues. All first- and second-place finishers from each league will automatically make it, leaving FOUR at-large berths to be awarded by CIF.
But, did you know ….
that CIF information czar Thom Simmons and the boys at the Southern Section have crunched the numbers and since 2005 …
FOURTH-PLACE TEAMS that received AUTOMATIC bids are 2-47 with the average margin of defeat being 29 points per game.
Meanwhile, AT-LARGE teams, are 17-40, including three champions, one finalist and four semifinalists.
You win, CIF. You always do.
Happy Easter, everybody!