Thu. Dec 2nd, 2021

The GHSA playoff system works good because it rewards teams that finish in the Top 4 in their Region the reward of playing a playoff game. This works fine if each Region is balanced. The problem is when you get 4 and 5 team Regions. Some of the first round games can be a little lopsided and the bracket system sometimes puts the top teams in the State head to head in the early rounds.

One solution is rewarding Region winners and automatic Top 8 seeding and using a ranking system to fill out the 32 team field.

Below is how AAA would stack up this year using Calpreps as the ranking system.

—–Automatic Qualifiers——

  1. Monroe Area (Region 8)
  2. Sandy Creek (5)
  3. Pierce Co (1)
  4. Thomson (4)
  5. Rockmart (6)
  6. Crisp Co (2)
  7. Cherokee Bluff (7)
  8. Liberty Co (3)

9. Oconee Co

10. Hart Co

11. Appling Co

12. Stephens Co

13. Ringgold

14. Peach Co

15. Burke Co

16. Adairsville

17. Dawson Co

18. North Murray

19. North Hall

20. Sonoraville

21. Mary Persons

22. Westminster

23. SE Bulloch

24. Jackson

25. GAC

26. White Co

27. Harlem

28. LaFayette

29. Tattnall Co

30. Salem

31. Upson Lee

32. Morgan Co


1st RD Matchups

Morgan Co at Monroe Area

Upson Lee at Sandy Creek

Salem at Pierce Co

Tattnall Co at Thomson

LaFayette at Rockmart

Harlem at Crisp Co

White Co at Cherokee Bluff

GAC at Liberty Co

Jackson at Oconee Co

SE Bulloch at Hart Co

Westminster at Appling Co

Mary Persons at Stephens Co

Sonoraville at Ringgold

North Hall at Peach Co

North Murray at Burke Co

Dawson Co at Adairsville


Computer Projected 2nd Rd

Adairsville at Monroe Area

Burke Co at Sandy Creek

Peach Co at Pierce Co

Ringgold at Thomson

Stephens Co at Rockmart

Appling Co at Crisp Co

Hart Co at Cherokee Bluff

GAC at Oconee Co


Computer Projected QF

Oconee Co at Monroe Area

Hart Co at Sandy Creek

Appling Co at Pierce Co

Rockmart at Thomson

Semifinal

Thomson at Monroe Area

Pierce Co at Sandy Creek

Final

Sandy Creek v Monroe Area

By admin