Originally Posted by OrangePower
But then again, most people want playoffs and nationals
I actually think it is a minority of teams that want sectionals and nationals. In most leagues only 2-3 teams are in contention for playoffs. A lot of times it is a foregone conclusion before the season even starts who is going to win. These are the teams that engage in 90% the sandbagging, throwing matches and everything they can do to regulate their ratings.