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Boys Division I-AA Bracket:
First Round Pairings--(Feb 13, 2000)
This is a very large bracket, a 64 team bracket involving 51 teams, so there will be some first round byes. 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 16, which the exception of the El Rancho v. Peninsula first round which will be played Tuesday, February 15, and the second round involving Rancho Cucamonga and the winner of that first round game, which will be played Thursday, Feb. 17 instead of on Friday like the rest of the second round games.
|First round games
@ The Pond
|Upper half of Bracket|
|Peninsula||@||El Rancho (Tuesday Feb. 15)||Rancho Cucamonga
Thurs. Feb. 17
|Downey||@||Santa Ana||Valley View|
|Arroyo Grande||@||Bye||Arroyo Grande|
|Murrieta Valley||@||Diamond Bar|
|AB Miller||@||Esperanza||El Toro|
|Lower Half of Bracket|
|Santa Maria||@||Crescenta Valley||Leuzinger|
|Aliso Niguel||@||San Clemente|
|Santa Ana Valley||@||LB Jordan|
|Glendale||@||Channel Islands||Los Alamitos|
|Fountain Valley||@||Capistrano 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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