CIF Bowl Board Video (No. 3)

In the third installment of new video feature in which we go over our own CIF state bowl board for both Northern and Southern California, Cal-Hi Sports editor Mark Tennis previews many of the difficult choices that the CIF will be making on Sunday. How will upsets change the lineups? How will rematches of teams that have already played be handled? And see why four of the five CIF Central Coast Section slots in the north already have been guaranteed.

To check out the first video in this series (taped on Nov. 18), CLICK HERE.

To check out the second video in this series (taped on Nov. 25), “>CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to all teams about to compete this weekend for CIF section football titles from San Diego to the North Coast. And now that you’ve gotten this far and if you win, what comes next?

We decided to create a series of videos in an attempt to erase much of the confusion about how this new CIF bowl game system, in which every section champion gets to go on to either a Northern California or Southern California regional bowl game in various, expanded divisions, will work.

And it turns out at the CIF state office there is actually a board with teams written in as place-holders very similar to the one we’ve been presenting.

The first two videos in the series were more about explaining the process. For this one, we wanted to dive deeper into the actual projected matchups and give more reasons why the CIF section commissioners will not simply be looking at computer rankings to “place” these teams into each division.

Some more notes about this video:

•It was done this week once again in the Stockton office of Cal-Hi Sports and shot by Stockton office assistant editor Paul Muyskens.

•Congratulations to new teams going on the board this week: Oak Grove of San Jose, Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento, Sutter, Canyon of Anaheim and Washington Union of Easton.

•We’ll do a final video next week after the teams are placed by the CIF section commissioners. On the night of December 5 and into the morning of December 6, we’ll do a written version of our board so the CIF commissioners can look at it if they want before they meet on that Sunday to place the teams.

Check out this video above or, CLICK HERE.

For this week’s State Top 25 overall rankings with breakdowns and analysis of each team (Gold Club), CLICK HERE.

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  1. Mary
    Posted December 4, 2015 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the videos! Two questions: 1. Why do you have both Bellarmine and Milpitas on your board when they play each other this weekend for their section championship? 2. Why are the following teams not on your board: Aptos/Hildsdale, Half Moon Bay/Pacific Grove, Ridgeview/Lemoore, Kennedy/Avenal? Thanks!

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 5, 2015 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      CCS is sending its three Open Division winners plus two Open Division runner-ups to bowl games. The other two CCS champions will be done and not going. That is their decision how to fill its five bowl slots. Milpitas and Oak Grove prior to this week’s games also already knew they would be the two runner-ups going at least but of course wanted to try for upsets as well. Ridgeview and Kennedy are on the board — in the south — and not in the north.

  2. Posted December 4, 2015 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Mark for the awesome reporting, updates, & breakdowns.. What would we do without your in depth coverage.

  3. Juan Gomez
    Posted December 5, 2015 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    In your last two videos you mention Belmont to have a big enrollment when in fact they are right below 1000 students. When I went to Belmont their enrollment was 5000 +.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 6, 2015 at 10:50 am | Permalink

      That old enrollment was still swimming around in the old noggin. It was corrected on our board done yesterday.

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