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Girls Division II-AA Bracket:
First Round Pairings--(Feb 13, 2000)

Division II-AA is a 32 team bracket.  No wild cards, and only four at large entries (South Torrance, El Modena, Moorpark, and West Valley).     As with the other brackets, 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 in this division are on February 19, while the Second Round will be February 23.

First round games
February 19
  Second Round
Feb. 23
  Quarterfinals
Feb. 26
Alternate site
  Semifinals
Feb. 29
Alternate Site
  Finals
Mar. 3 or 4
The Pyramid
Upper Half of Bracket        
South Torrance @ Brea Olinda        
Compton @ Pasadena
Gahr @ Agoura  
San Bernardino @ La Quinta /LQ
Cypress @ Santa Margarita    
Los Amigos @ Whittier
Littlerock @ Rim of the World  
Hemet @ Norco
Lower Half of Bracket      
El Modena @ Redondo      
Moorpark @ Paso Robles
Norte Vista @ Sonora  
Garden Grove @ Valencia /P
Bellflower @ Temescal Canyon    
La Serna @ Cathedral City
Torrance @ Santiago /GG  
West Valley @ Foothill

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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