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Boys Division IV-AA Bracket:
First Round Pairings--(Feb 13, 2000)

This is a pretty small bracket (a 16 team-format) which will actually involve 21 teams.  As a result of the odd number of entrants, three will be five "Wild Card Games" all of which will be played Wednesday, February 16:

Wild Card A:  Carpinteria @ El Segundo
Wild Card B:  Serra @ Valley Christian Cerritos
Wild Card C:  Crespi @ Salesian
Wild Card D:  Big Bear @ Bishop Union
Wild Card E:   Palo Verde @ De Anza

As far as seeding is concerned, Pasadena Marshall was seeded No. 1,  La Salle was the No. 2 seed, and Twentynine Palms and St. Joseph Santa Maria appear to be the other seeded teams (although it's quite possible that in this bracket there were only two true seeds, since we don't recall St. Joseph being a ranked SCIBCA team. . . but then we're going off memory on this one. . . ).

Here's the bracketing through the final rounds. While we can't say that the bracketing is perfect, the committee(which this year consisted of four CIF commissioners--(Ray Plutko, a former CIF Southern Section Commissioner, Dean Crowley, also a former CIF-SS Commissioner, Jim Staunton, current CIF-SS 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.

First round games
February 18
  Quarterfinals
Feb. 22
  Semifinals
Feb. 25
  Finals
March 4
@ The Pond
Winner Wild Card A @ Pasadena Marshall      
Winner Wild Card B @ Duarte
Murphy @ St. Paul  
Winner wild Card C @ Twentynine Palms
St. Bernard @ St. Joseph SM    
Winner Wild Card D @ Oak Park
Laguna Beach @ Rosamond  
Winner Wild Card E @ La Salle

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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