Top teams in state in town for North-South Challenge Sports, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Oct 19, 2012 at 4:58 am
Boys' water polo
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.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 4:22 PM
Posted by Crescent Park Dad, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, 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.