Originally Posted by goober
#1 is not a rule. People join late all the time. One of the neighboring districts comes to our district after playoffs are set and they recruit all the best players off teams that didn't make playoffs. They play their 2 required matches and then help them win districts and compete in sectionals.
#2 I like this one. But I would not make it first round of playoffs, but would make it if they advance past first round or maybe set it at sectionals. It is kind of a joke when teams that go to Nationals and finish top 5 only have 3-4 guys bumped.
#1 is just not right. Teams just should not be allowed to add players after some pre-determined point of the regular season. And recruiting from other teams that didn't advance??? Just not right.
#2- At some point in the playoffs, if you win, you are bumped up. Period. Its a pyramid. The further you advance isn't it exponential (or cubic?) the number of players under that playoff level? That means you are the cream of the crop... part of a small group of the best players of that rating... which means you should be playing up. Doesn't it? Even if you aren't sandbagging, your results should indicate you need to be playing up.