OutOfState wrote:For the open division there are two 4-team brackets with pool play (each team has 3 games and plays each team in their bracket with top team in each bracket advancing to the finals).
I find it interesting how, unlike football, the higher seed is the home team always. Mater Dei is the 7th seed and all 3 games are away since they are the lower seed. I wish that football would follow this same philosophy rather than having higher seeds travel. Thoughts?
On a side note, we saw a preview of the open championship last night with Rancho Christian beating Sierra Canyon. IMO there are parallels with the basketball open division and football D1. Just as the D1 football playoffs are loaded with excellent teams, there are two 800-pound gorillas that others teams are simply outmanned by. Well I think it is this way with Rancho Christian and Sierra Canyon. All the teams in the open division are outstanding, but there are 2 teams that are on a different level from the others.
Not necessarily true. Rancho Christian lost to Santa Margarita, who in turn lost to Beverly Hills HS.