All im saying is that prohibiting "S" rates from advancing to playoffs isnt a good idea, that's all. It will do nothing but encourage cheaters to sandbag a year first, giving them an iron clad "C" rating and prevent any (more or less) legitimate "S" rates from advancing.
Right now you have people who sandbag a year for a "C" rating, but you also have "good intentioned" S-rates advancing, and you have "bad intentioned" S-rates advancing. By prohibiting all S-rates from advancing you just encourage cheating for those who want to cheat and are even helping them by changing their "S" into a "C".
Originally Posted by OrangePower
Seriously, who would play a whole season tanking matches at a sucky lower level just to get an artificially low "C" rating?
A lot of people man... a lot of people. There are people who play adult league and dump to keep their rating low for mixed and these teams make it to the playoffs every year at least.
I see a lot of it at the 3.0 to 4.0 level here. By the time you get to 4.5's and above people are too competitive to sandbag more or less. At the 3.0 to 4.0 level though, you see it all the time. It's the reason why NTRP's are so FUBAR. You have 4.0-able people dumping for YEARS to keep their rating at 3.0 or 3.5 and all they play (for serious) is USTA mixed and other leagues that use NTRP.