tigerguy
These predictions include Week 9.

NW

(1) Colby vs. Loyal/Granton
(2) Aquinas vs. Elk Mound
(3) Stanley-Boyd vs. Chetek
(4) Saint Croix Central vs. Webster

SW

(1) Pardeeville vs. Osseo-Fairchild
(2) Lancaster vs. Iowa-Grant
(3) Marshall vs. Darlington
(4) Whitehall vs. Fall Creek

SE

(1) Cedar Grove-Belgium vs. Luther Prep
(2) Cambridge vs. Howards Grove
(3) Oostburg vs. Racine St. Catherine
(4) Shoreland Lutheran vs. Random Lake

NE

(1) Niagara vs. Rib Lake/Prentice
(2) St. Mary Springs vs. Roncalli
(3) Amherst vs. Marathon
(4) Brillion vs. Wabeno/Laona
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tigerguy
Here are my thoughts on why I did what I did. If one of Loyal and Fall Creek had to go south I think it's pretty much a tossup, but after looking at matchups if might make more sense to do it your way to give Colby a closer first round matchup. As far Aquinas going north, you are correct about the number of teams. The problem is that among the 10 teams that I would traditionally consider in the NW, only Colby should be a conference champ and then that would overload the other brackets in conference champs and theoretically give Colby an easy route to the semis. It's basically the same with pulling Pardeeville to the NE. They don't belong there, but putting Colby or Saint Mary Springs up there gives that bracket 2 undefeateds. With 4 teams that are undefeated they will probably be split into 4 different brackets.

Thanks for the comments.
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ttreder
Historically, the WIAA has not placed an emphasis overall undefeated but only on trying to split up the teams with undefeated conference records.
So then there are 6 to be split up: Lancaster, Northern Elite, Colby, Pardeeville, St. Mary Springs, Cedar Grove-Belgium.
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tigerguy
That's a good point. I thought it was the overall undefeated, but looking at it closer, you are correct it states in the WIAA rules that it's "undefeated conference champions" . I might have to redo a couple of my brackets.
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ttreder
This looks much better than the previous editions.
In the past the WIAA has split up the Central Lakeshore when it has 4 teams in same division. Howards Grove could go north and then Prep, Roncalli or Springs would slide to the SE.
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Where is Kewaunee?? Are they going to D4???
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ttreder
footballiseverything wrote:


Where is Kewaunee?? Are they going to D4???


Yes, Kewaunee is a solid D4 team this year.
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Thanks!
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Walrus_old
Good work on the predictions but I think Fall Creek would get sent southwest before Loyal/Granton. [link=http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Loyal&1s=WI&2c=Fall+Creek&2s=WI]http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Loyal&1s=WI&2c=Fall+Creek&2s=WI[/link]

I also think it will be hard to justify bringing Aquinas to the northwest when there are so many D5 teams between Hudson and Wausau that look like they will qualify.

Just my thoughts.
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bringItHome_old
Look for the SE to be split up. There are 4 CLC conference teams in it, I'd imagine they are split up. Another question, why Cambridge at the #2 seed?
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bringItHome wrote:


Look for the SE to be split up. There are 4 CLC conference teams in it, I'd imagine they are split up. Another question, why Cambridge at the #2 seed?


BEcause of the teams listed:

(1) Cedar Grove-Belgium vs. Luther Prep
(2) Cambridge vs. Howards Grove
(3) Oostburg vs. Racine St. Catherine
(4) Shoreland Lutheran vs. Random Lake

They would be a conference champ (tied), therefore be seeded ahead of a 2nd place finishing Oostburg squad, and a 2nd place finishing Shoreland Lutheran (assuming Racine Lutheran loses). Luther Prep finished in the middle of the pack. Howards Grove and Shoreland Lutheran will probably go down to tiebreakers as who gets seeds, because both are going to finish tied for second.

So that's why.
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longball wrote:


bringItHome wrote:


Look for the SE to be split up. There are 4 CLC conference teams in it, I'd imagine they are split up. Another question, why Cambridge at the #2 seed?


BEcause of the teams listed:

(1) Cedar Grove-Belgium vs. Luther Prep
(2) Cambridge vs. Howards Grove
(3) Oostburg vs. Racine St. Catherine
(4) Shoreland Lutheran vs. Random Lake

They would be a conference champ (tied), therefore be seeded ahead of a 2nd place finishing Oostburg squad, and a 2nd place finishing Shoreland Lutheran (assuming Racine Lutheran loses). Luther Prep finished in the middle of the pack. Howards Grove and Shoreland Lutheran will probably go down to tiebreakers as who gets seeds, because both are going to finish tied for second.

So that's why.


Either Oostburg or Howards Grove will most likely get a seed, with the other unseeded. They are both 6-2, 5-1 and tied for 2nd in the CLC, but they play each other on Thursday, with the winner getting 2nd, the loser 3rd.
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