Originally Posted by bleedingreen6
I could see Mooney, Alter, Ursuline, Hoban and St.V all having sustained success at one or maybe 2 divisions higher.
Any final 4 team would have been competitive one or two divisions higher that year, but the subsequent year would be a crapshoot. Anecdotally, Hartley would have had the Harbins to sneak in as an 8 seed in Region 11 if DeSales were bumped to Region 7. Hartley probably could have won that region. If Hartley were bumped to R7 with DeSales, then they wouldn't have qualified. If DeSales were bumped to D1, then Hartley would have been 8th seed in R7 and destroyed by Perry and hated in Uniontown. All speculation, of course.