We must be in an era of entitlement.
How else can you explain that 64 of 97 San Diego Section teams were invited to participate in the playoffs?
And 25 don’t even have winning records.
Seventeen losing teams and eight with .500 records are in.
They’ll vie for 6 divisional championships.
Sixty of 96 teams, including seven with losing records, made the five-division postseason in 2012.
Division IV this year includes one winning team out of 12, Sweetwater’s 6-4 Red Devils.
La Jolla, with a 4-6 record, gets a first-round bye.
El Cajon, 2-8 with a record of 0-4 and a negative point differential of 191-7 in the Grossmont Valley League, is in the IV playoffs!
The CIF created an Open Division this year in hopes of getting the elite teams competing in one bracket. “Only” two losing teams, 3-7 Steele Canyon and 4-6 Poway are in the Open Division.
The top seeds are Mission Hills (9-1), Open; San Pasqual, 9-1, D-I; Madison, 9-1, D-II; Francis Parker, 10-0. D-III; Monte Vista, 5-5, D-IV, and Crawford, 10-0, D-V.
FIRST ROUND CHOICES
Best first-round matchups:
Open–La Costa Canyon (5) at Helix (4).
DII—Brawley (9) versus Mission Bay (8) at site to be determined. Scripps Ranch (10) at West Hills (7).
DIII—The Bishop’s (7) at Morse (10).
DV—Army-Navy (5) at Blythe Palo Verde (4-6).