basketball tourney qualifcation question

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    basketball tourney qualifcation question

    How do the following teams get in?

    On the boys side:

    Division 2 North--Tewksbury gets in at 6-12.
    Division 4 North--New Mission is 5-15, Fenway 6-12
    Division 3 South--Dedham is 4-16

    On the girls side:

    Division 3 North--Watertown is in at 3-17 (!!!!!!)
    Division 4 North--Rockport is 5-15; Manchester 6-14; Fenway is 7-11
    Division 1 South--Attleboro is 7-13
    Division 4 South--Bishop Connolly 7-14; Millis 6-13

     
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    basketball tourney qualifcation question

    I found the answer to my own question. There are a number of ways to get into the tournament. The first three are clear.

    1. Win your league title, regardless of winning %. One would assume you would be above .500 if you win your league
    2. Be runner up in your league when there are not multiple (co) champions, regardless of winning %. Most of the teams within a game or two of .500 fall into this category.
    3. Have a winning % of at least .500.

    From there it gets dicey. There are two other ways to get into the tournament beyond the above. To put it in plain english:

    1. If you are in a league that has at least 70% of the schools in a higher tournament division than you and it is NOT broken up into more than one division by size (ie Merrimack Valley Large, Merrimack Valley Small), you only need to win 50% of the games against teams in your tournament division or lower.

    2. If you are in a league where it IS divided into more than one division by size (Merrimack Valley) and there is cross scheduling where 70% of your games are against teams in a higher tournament division than you, you only need to win 50% of the games against teams in your tournament division or lower.

    If you want the "real" explanation, click this link (it is a .pdf file, you will need acrobat or something similar) http://www.miaa.net/MIAA-Handbook05-07.pdf and go to rule 95.3.2 on page 100.

     
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