Coudn't agree more about powerpoints. I have never liked them and I never will. Moreover they will never work as a "SOLE" source to seed playoffs. You must apply some form of human element to it.
As for 3a and Show Low over BR I would agree. That said look at 2a. Without region champs getting a top 5 seeding in state SJ would be an 11 seed. Williams a 10 seed. SJ just beat Williams 50- 0 last week. Yep, I would say that powerpoints is a joke
sprinkler...about the "human element"....I have yet to see any reasonable suggestion for how this is accomplished given all the different high school divisions AND different sports that must be seeded given time and budget constraints.
Then there still exists the problem that "experts" will have different seedings (based on their views/exposure/experience/bias/agendas) AND any resulting "merged seeding" IS going to have obvious problems...maybe not as obvious as #1 Show Low & #2 Blue Ridge...but still obvious. Give it a shot...use your human element factor to seed the 2A playoffs as you think they should be...see how many "experts" find issues with it.
Personally, I prefer an automatic method for seeding...whether it be Calpreps / powerpoints / straight win-loss record / region seeding, etc. It's fast, simple, cheap and it gets the CONTENDERS in the playoffs. Either that or include ALL teams in the playoffs.
mfootball, no question that Show Low played a tougher schedule than Blue Ridge and did well with it...still, Blue Ridge beat Show Low and is undefeated. Blue Ridge is definitely the #1 team, but won't be seeded #1...questionable seedings happen all the time with every playoff system and IMO doesn't invalidate the trophy that is rewarded to whichever team wins the tournament.
Blue Ridge should be happy with the #2 seed. Parker in Round 1 and then Wickenburg or Fountain Hills in Round 2. Show Low will face a tough Winslow team in Round 2 now that Shirley is back. Advantage Blue Ridge.
Blue Ridge is obviously the better team and should be ranked #1 but thats not how the powerpoint system works. I hate the system but BR deff. has the advantave having an eaisier road to the championship. Still noone will come close to beating BR but its the fact of the matter