"Syracuse (9-8, 8-2) edged out Layton to secure the Region 1
championship"No Layton and Syracuse are Region 1 co-Champions.
Syracuse just won a tie-breaker to get the #1 seed from Region 1. And IMO, the
tie breaker they used is pretty unfair. The tie-breaker is "head-to-head
record" which they split their 2 games so that does not break the tie (I
think this part is fair). Then they go to "record against highest placing
common opponent", which is Davis who finished 3rd Layton was 1-1 against
Davis while Syracuse was 2-0. While that seems OK on the surface, why not use
"record against lowest placing common opponent"? Layton wins this by
going 2-0 against Fremont while Syracuse went 1-1.It is all spelled
out before hand, so everyone knew what was involved. But why does Syracuse get
rewarded for beating the 3rd place team when they lost to the 4th place team and
Layton gets punished by losing to the 3rd placed team but they beat the 4th
place team? Seems to me a coin flip is a more equitable approach.
ParryOf course you think it's unfair, you are from Layton. Just
be happy you made it to state for once.
Has nothing to do with me being from Layton. I think it is an unfair system for
deciding a tiebreaker.
Just wondering, what would you suggest to make it fair? How would you decide a