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Top teams in state in town for North-South Challenge

Original post made on Oct 19, 2012

==B 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.

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Posted by Frank Leblanc
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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???????


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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
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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.


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