When you have this many quality teams, premier does not necessarily mean "best." How many people think St. Frederick (primier) is better than ... say ... Westminster or Country Day (gold)? I do. I think St. Frederick is every bit as good as both of these teams.
No slam intended at St. Fred... the comment was just to emphasize how hard it is to separate this many good teams into two divisions. It would have been just as easy to put Country Day or Westminster in "Premiere," and St. Fred were in "Gold." There are also many other examples of fine lines of difference in perceived strengths between teams in the two brackets.
By the way Chad... that is a tough, impressive first bracket in Gold, Westminster, Menard, Haynes, OCS. Bracketing Westminster and Menard together should draw a lot of fans. And with Haynes and OCS, the bracket covers the entire state geographically. We look forward to the challange.
Post by assaultsoccer on Nov 23, 2010 10:50:30 GMT -6
At this point in the season (much like last year's team) Loyola will be slow to start but has the potential to be good in January when it counts.
Being in the Premier bracket will be a tough draw for them but, they will play hard to the end which will make them a good opponent for any team. You should get your money's worth regardless of the score.
Post by rooneytune on Nov 23, 2010 11:05:21 GMT -6
Wow, gonna be a great two days of soccer. Looks like toughest bracket is D. You got the two highest ranked teams in Divisions 2 and 3 (coaches poll) in the same bracket, plus a 6 and 7 from those divisions. No other bracket is even close, at least according to the initial rankings. Hmmmmmm
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Ahhhhh.... great weather is forecast for COPA on Friday and Saturday, all day, both days. It could be a little chilly Saturday morning with lows about 45-50... but rising to low 60s at noon. Little or no wind either day, forecast easterly about 5 mph. Bright days, little overcast. It is shapng up to be a perfect weekend for soccer. See following graphical NOAA forecast:
Group H looks to be a pretty interesting DIII matchup (minus Opl. Catholic). The other 3 have tried to make early season cases for being in the Top 10 so it'll be interesting to see how they handle each other.
Post by beauchenecoach on Nov 29, 2010 20:27:45 GMT -6
Weather forecast is Absolutely GREAT right now! Not gonna get too excited till Wednesday or Thursday, but it looks like God is rewarding us for going through that snow storm last year. Hopefully we get a big crowd on both days... No excuse for any soccer fan to miss this weekend!