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    Re: Do the Bengals have a shot at the playoffs?

    I'm confused by your comment, 320. What's unfair about having 3 play 6 and 4 play 5? Tournaments have been played this way for decades.
    What seemed unfair is having the best of the teams (3rd seed) play the worst of the teams (6th seed). It seemed like that's unfair to the 6th seed.

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    Re: Do the Bengals have a shot at the playoffs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    What seemed unfair is having the best of the teams (3rd seed) play the worst of the teams (6th seed). It seemed like that's unfair to the 6th seed.

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    Oh, it's definitely not in the 6th seed's favor, that's for sure, just as it's not in the best interest of those 16 seeds to have to play the 1 seeds in the NCAA basketball tournament.

    Speaking of all this, and getting way off-topic, Kentucky high school basketball used to have a blind draw for postseason district tournaments, for which every team qualified. One year when I was in high school, the top two teams in the 18-team region were from the same 4-team district, and ended up playing one another (on one of those teams' home court, no less) in the first round of the district, all because of the luck of that blind draw. Talk about unfair...!

    They now seed district tournaments based on district records.

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    Re: Do the Bengals have a shot at the playoffs?

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Oh, it's definitely not in the 6th seed's favor, that's for sure, just as it's not in the best interest of those 16 seeds to have to play the 1 seeds in the NCAA basketball tournament.

    Speaking of all this, and getting way off-topic, Kentucky high school basketball used to have a blind draw for postseason district tournaments, for which every team qualified. One year when I was in high school, the top two teams in the 18-team region were from the same 4-team district, and ended up playing one another (on one of those teams' home court, no less) in the first round of the district, all because of the luck of that blind draw. Talk about unfair...!

    They now seed district tournaments based on district records.
    Keeping way off topic, but I lived outside of Ashland and for years the 64th district was the only one in the 16th region that had seeding based on records. I always thought it was to guarantee Boyd County and Ashland the opportunity to play in Morehead. That was of course until OJ Mayo showed up at Rose Hill.
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    Re: Do the Bengals have a shot at the playoffs?

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    I'm confused by your comment, 320. What's unfair about having 3 play 6 and 4 play 5? Tournaments have been played this way for decades.
    Ditto here.

    It's obvious "320" has never studied an NCAA bracket or played in a tennis tournament. These are basic seeding principles. The idea is to set it up so your biggest game, a 1 vs 2, happens in the championship. You don't want such a game to happen in the first round.

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    Re: Do the Bengals have a shot at the playoffs?

    I'm starting to understand now. It finally clicked.

    Sorry about the confusion,
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    Ditto here.

    It's obvious "320" has never studied an NCAA bracket or played in a tennis tournament. These are basic seeding principles. The idea is to set it up so your biggest game, a 1 vs 2, happens in the championship. You don't want such a game to happen in the first round.
    Actually tennis tournaments are a blind draw outside of the seeded players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Actually tennis tournaments are a blind draw outside of the seeded players.

    The fact that tennis tournaments include unseeded players has nothing to do with seeding principles which is what my point was all about. In a tennis tournament, the draw is set up where a 16th seed will play a 1 seed; a 15 vs a 2 and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    The fact that tennis tournaments include unseeded players has nothing to do with seeding principles which is what my point was all about. In a tennis tournament, the draw is set up where a 16th seed will play a 1 seed; a 15 vs a 2 and so on.
    Fair enough.
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