I thought everybody was saying that Darby (E1) and Moeller (S1) were going to have to play each other in the semi's this year (assuming they both won their first round match ups).
You are wrong on so many levels, I don't even know where to begin.I honestly think that the system in which they decide the state tournament brackets need to be fixed. First off Elder and X will most likely play each other in regionals meaning that one of them won't go to the state tournament in Columbus. St. X and Elder are two of the best teams in the state and one won't even be going. Secondly, Darby and Moeller, assuming they go through to the semi finals, will have to play each other. The two best teams in the state ranked 1 and 2 should not be playing each other in the semi finals. It is absurd that situations like this happen. It happened in 2013 in the same exact situation where Moeller (2) and Darby (1) played each other in the semi-finals and then Darby had a cake walk in the finals against Elder. The overall 1 and 2 ranked teams in the state should be playing each other in the finals assuming they go through. In addition, the GCL shouldn't be getting punished for being good at volleyball by having one of them knocked out of the tournament so early.
You are wrong on so many levels, I don't even know where to begin.
First of all: Elder and X will likely have a chance to make it to state by actually playing. You have to beat the best to win state. No sense having 3 GCLS teams in the State Tournament. If you wanted to do it in this format just crown the Elite Champion the State Champ.
Second: Moeller and Darby are on opposite sides of the bracket this season. Did you even see the opening post. At any rate, this has only happened a handful of times it isn't as big of a deal as you're making it out to be.
As for the 2013 semifinal, the 2nd best team in that Bracket laid down for Darby in that match. Darby had their way and did whatever they wanted. Elder while undermatched gave them a tough/better match in the State Final.
I understand the argument, there are different ways to do it but this is what we have. It isn't broken at all, so I see no need for a fix. The points above sound very much like sour grapes which is definitely no reason to make a change.
Here are the matchups for the Division 1 State Brackets:
North #1 vs. South #2
East #1 vs. West #2
South #1 vs. North #2
West #1 vs. East #2
N1/S2 Winner vs. E1/W2 Winner - N2/S1 Winner vs E1/W2 Winner
S1/N2 Winner vs. W1/E2 Winner - N1/S2 Winner vs W1/E2 Winner
I would not be surprised if Iggy pulls out a win. I do give Elder the upper hand though.