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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
Mar.3 or 4
@ The Pyramid
|Upper half of Bracket|
|JW North||@||Bye||JW North|
|San Marcos||@||North Torrance|
|Centennial Corona||@||Bye||Centennial Corona|
|Kennedy||@||Villa Park||Mater Dei|
|Huntington Beach||@||El Dorado|
|Riverside Poly||@||Santiago/Corona||San Clemente|
|Lower Half of Bracket|
|Simi Valley||@||Santa Barbara|
|Mira Costa||@||Bye||Mira Costa|
|Mission Viejo||@||Baldwin Park|
|Don Lugo||@||Bye||Don Lugo|
|Corona||@||Rancho Verde||Moreno Valley|
|Apple Valley||@||Bye||Apple Valley|
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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