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Girls Division I-A Bracket:
First Round Pairings--(Feb 13, 2000)

Like the boys' bracket, this is a very large bracket, a 64 team bracket, with 49 teams and  involving 15 "byes" in the first round.  Basically, the top four teams (using the SCIBCA Polls) were the "seeded" teams, and they are at the extreme ends of both halves of the brackets.  The rest of the teams were placed such that first place league finishers (who also mostly happened to be ranked teams) got first round byes, where available.  Thereafter, the teams were placed using league finishes, geographical considerations were applied and so on.  While we can't say that the bracketing is perfect, the committee(which this year consisted of five CIF commissioners--(Ray Plutko, a former CIF Southern Section Commissioner, Dean Crowley, also a former CIF-SS Commissioner, Jim Staunton, current CIF-SS Commissioner, Hal Harkness, the former LA CIF Section Commissioner, and Paul Castillo, the new Assistant Commissioner of Basketball for the Southern Section) did a pretty fair and equitable job in our view.  But if you have complaints, talk to them.

All first round games are on February 17, and the second round is on February 19, with successive rounds shown in the bracketing.

First round games
February 17
  Second Round
February 19
  Third Round
Feb 23
  Quaterfinals
Feb. 26
  Semifinals
Feb. 29
Alternate
Site
  Finals
Mar.3 or  4
@ The Pyramid
Upper half of Bracket          
First-Quarter Bracket          
JW North @ Bye JW North        
San Marcos @ North Torrance
Sunny Hills @ Marina Arroyo
Arroyo @ Bye
Centennial Corona @ Bye Centennial Corona  
Palm Springs @ Calexico
Kennedy @ Villa Park Mater Dei
Mater Dei @ Bye
Second-Quarter Bracket      
Buena @ Bye Buena    
West Covina @ Silverado
Cerritos @ Bye Cerritos
Royal @ Walnut
Woodbridge @ Bye Woodbridge  
Huntington Beach @ El Dorado
Riverside Poly @ Santiago/Corona San Clemente
San Clemente @ Bye
Lower Half of Bracket        
Third-Quarter bracket        
Ventura @   Bye Ventura      
California Hart
Simi Valley Santa Barbara  
Burbank Mark Keppel
Mira Costa Bye Mira Costa  
Mission Viejo Baldwin Park
University Perris Edison
Edison Bye
Fourth-Quarter Bracket      
Don Lugo Bye Don Lugo    
Loara Cajon
Corona Rancho Verde Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley Bye
Apple Valley Bye Apple Valley  
Saugus Quartz Hill
Anaheim Santa Fe Troy
Troy Bye

Essentially, through the first rounds, teams receiving a bye in the first round shall be the host team in the next round. All games with the excepiton fo the final round will start at 7:30 p.m. unless another time is mutually agreed upon and clearance is received from the CIF-SS Office.  Public coin flips will be held in the lobby of the CIF-SS Office at 9:00 a.m. ithe day following each playoff game [these coin flips will determine subsquent sites after the first round, i.e., which school will be the host].  Coin flips will be available after 9:30 a.m. and we'll try to keep everyone posted with them here. 

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