It’s a sign!!!! Teams like Covina had better come out firing in September
Most of you are sleeping on this CIF decision from today to deny the appeals made by the Valle Vista and Montview leagues. I get it, you guys don’t quite get it yet. What’s it mean? Well, here’s some fuzzy math for you …
… The Mid-Valley now has FOUR AT-LARGE BERTHS to be spread among SIX LEAGUES. That means any coach who doesn’t think he’s a slam dunk to win his league (Ryan Maddox, you can leave the room now), had better KICK BUTT when he’s facing another team from the division in the nonleague. And even guys like Maddox better do the same because they’ll be doing their league brethren a big favor. Why? Because it would behoove each league to make itself appear to be the BEST league in the division and therefore improve its chances of getting a piece of the at-large berths.
And in games like Covina-Gladstone (both teams could be vying for those at-large berths) it’s important to note that head-to-head scores the most points for a team under CIF’s at-large formula. Even Temple City-Rosemead, where the Rams could need a little help making the dance, is important to build the case that the Rio Hondo is a better league than the Mission Valley.
T.C. had better be Ram tough during its nonleague … especially when it takes on Koffmead.