Originally Posted by tennis_tater
I'm not saying this years Kentucky did anything to "work the system" as they seemed on the same level as everyone else in division 1. And having seen all the 4.0 teams at sectionals this week, there hasn't been any team that I've seen where I thought there was improper ratings, or someone working the system.
However, I think Kentucky having 4 teams in the finals in past 8 years says something, and same for bama if another team from same club as last years national champs wins the tournament. Maybe these towns/clubs have guys who are more focused on recruiting with the one purpose to "go all the way" than maybe in some other areas. And maybe prior success by previous teams in their areas has fed into that. Or maybe their respective players are coming through in the clutch and winning key points in deciding 3rd sets.