Originally Posted by kylebarendrick
I'd say that, almost by definition, any self rated player good enough to make a difference at Sectionals/Nationals self-rated lower than they should have. That definition is provided by the self-rating guidelines that state "when in doubt, choose the higher level" - guidance that is almost always ignored.
I do support the clean solution of banning self-rates from playoffs. I'd be willing to settle for the compromise solution of running their dynamic ratings at the end of the local league season and immediately bumping everyone who's dynamic is at the next level.
I like that too. Shouldn't be an issue for a section to run DNTRP before playoffs and send the local coordinators a list of ineligibles.
However, many get the DQ at districts/sectionals because that is when they hit a third strike. It would probably be feasible that the player would cross their threshed at that time too. That's why I'd just prefer the blanket - no self rates in the post season.