Top teams in state in town for North-South Challenge
Original post made on Oct 19, 2012
Some of the top boys' water polo teams in the nation, and certainly in the state, will converge on the Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo-Atherton pools this weekend for the seventh annual North vs. North Challenge.
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on Oct 19, 2012 at 4:58 am
Don't understand rankings for north south water polo tournament. Sacred heart was beaten decisive by loyolahs hs 10-7 and agoura earlier this year, and is ranked no. 1 in their bracket???????
on Oct 19, 2012 at 7:32 am
Take a closer look at the format. The teams are seeded 1-8 by geographic region. SHP is the 1 seed for NorCal and Mater Dei is the 1 seed for SoCal. The goal of the tournament is to have teams play at least 1 game against an opponent from the other region. So in the first round, 1 North plays 8 South, 2 North plays 7 South ... 1 South plays 8 North, etc.
Same seeding format is also used in the Memorial tournament scheduled for next weekend at Bellarmine.