The CIF stayed true to its message about competitive equity when it released its boys basketball state regional pairings with the state’s top teams in both NorCal and SoCal receiving byes. This model also created a situation where all of the six participants in the SoCal open division are from the massive CIF Southern Section, which fans and coaches don’t seem to like from early indications. This week’s rankings feature three newcomers with two more weeks to go.
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Listen to long-time editor Mark Tennis talk about the SoCal and NorCal regional pairings and his take on competitive equity on Ballislife’s “In The Paint” Podcast, which is co-hosted by SoCal basketballs scribe Devin Ugland and Cal-Hi Sports boys basketball editor Ronnie Flores.