Pol pot wrote: ↑
Tue May 07, 2019 11:53 am
Abe Froman wrote: ↑
Sat May 04, 2019 10:21 am
Someone explain to me in simple terms I can understand why in the heck is it so hard to take the nonsense out of this seeding selection method and apply non-subjective math to this process.
Something like the Harbin system in Football. Different points for beating teams of differing divisions, use a divisor to adjust for the different amount of games played since there can be 3-4 games or more difference in how many games each teams play.
Have the SEDAB or similar OHSAA organization keep track of this in a simple excel spreadsheet and rank them 1-9 or 1-10 or whatever it is for each division in each sectional.
It's 2019 people this shouldn't be this hard, and we all know that allegiances within each grouping affect the seeds. Yeah, yeah I know you got beat em all at some point but getting the seeds correct in an objective manner to start with can't be that hard can it?
Someone said the voting was due early this week and the results are posted Sunday? So how many games this week weren't even considered? No reason to not count every game played through Saturday, input the results, hit enter on your spreadsheet and post the seedings in 5 minutes. Yet we continue this 5-7 day process? I don't get it, seems crazy to me.
Oh, it could be done. But ask Joe Eitel how much work it is keeping track of a sport that plays only 10 games and for the most part 80% on one night with schedules that are set a year out. Now, track a sport like baseball where games change daily, and each team will play 4-5 games a week.
Number of games played and calculating a "point" total is irrelevant to a computer. Having the correct information to calculate is the issue.
OHSAA just recently announced that GameChanger is the app that will now be used to collect information on the pitch count. So every pitcher on every High School team will now have the number of pitches they threw collected by this app. Seems pretty simple to me that in addition to uploading the number of pitches that 2,000 kids in Ohio throw every day/week you just add the ability to report the score of the game as well. The GC app is unreal with capability.
If you using it to keep track of every pitcher use it to track a schools record as well, download each HS record to excel and a pivot table, insert formula for points both primary and secondary or whatever the calculation methodology is, adjust by a divisor for games played against the maximum allowed, and then post it online middle of the week before play-offs so every coach or district manager can verify their record is accurate and boom.
Can't approach this like a 50-year old with a pen, paper, and Texas Instrument calculator. Use an app for data collection, convert the data, insert it, and look at results. Give the problem to a 24-year old Computer Science grad that loves sports and stats and it will be done tomorrow. No need to act like this is some technology mountain that can't be climbed.