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Seeding Process

Tentative

Seeding Process Explanation

Step 1

  • Teams were placed in the + and – divisions based on their win percentage.

Step 2

  • The teams in those sub-divisions (A+, A-, B+, etc) seeded themselves.

Step 3

  • Example
    • There were 24 teams in A+
    • There were 20 teams in A-
    • The top 16 teams in the A+ subgroup formed Tier 1
    • The bottom 8 teams in A+ and the top 8 teams in A- formed Tier 2
    • We repeated this process through remaining B+, B-, C+, C- subdivisions
    • This allowed us to seed/rank all 180 teams (for example) 1-180 in a particular gender and grade.
    • We then formed as many 16 team divisions as possible.

Additional Notes:

  • This is very similar to the process that we used when we conducted the in-person seeding meetings in past years.
  • It is probable that you will have teams in your tier that were not included in the subdivision that you seeded.
  • It is common to have teams seeded below your team that you have lost to.
  • Once the coaches have seeded the subdivisions, the MYAS cannot make any changes.

 

There will be no in-person seeding meetings for the 2022 MYAS Grade State Championships.

Coaches will be asked to provide their team record and additional information in an online survey format shortly after the entry deadline for their respective tournament. That information will be used to complete the seeding process.

Grade State Reminders:

Check with your association leaders to verify that the MYAS Waiver/Consent Online Form has been completed for your team. This form must be completed no later than the Wednesday, prior to your Grade State weekend.

Seeding Timeline:

  1. Tuesday after the entry deadline:  Grade State Seeding Questionnaire to be distributed to all teams registered for the 2022 MYAS Girls Grade State Championships. All Head & Assistant Coaches will receive this correspondence.
    1. MYBA Association Leaders will also receive notification urging them to remind their teams to complete the questionnaire
    2. If you do have access to your complete record or scores of some tournament games, please refer to participating association tournament(s) landing pages, to verify game results.
    3. Accurate information is necessary for teams to be seeded as accurately as possible. Please note that tournament results are posted online and accessible to everyone. All coaches are strongly encouraged to seek out accurate data.
  2. Wednesday after the entry deadline:  Deadline to complete this Grade State Seeding Questionnaire
  3. Friday after the entry deadline:  Grade State Voting Form with complete team information will be distributed to all participating teams
  4. Following Sunday:  Deadline to thoroughly complete and submit Grade State Voting Form
  5. Two weeks after entry deadline:  Locations of divisions posted
  6. Two weeks after entry deadline:  Schedules posted

Grade State Seeding Questionnaire:

  • Please complete Grade State Seeding Questionnaire via link provided when sent to Coach
  • Complete First Name, Last Name, and Email
  • Select your Event (Grade State Weekend)
  • Select your Team from dropdown (Note: To prevent duplicate submission, once a team’s info has been submitted it will disappear from the drop down menu.) 
  • Complete Teams we beat and by how many points. Use proper team names – for example, Fridley G5 Gold
  • Complete Teams we lost to and by how many points. Use proper team names – for example, Farmington G5
  • Provide any additional information about your team. This is your opportunity to provide input on where your team should be seeded and why.
  • Confirm that you are not a robot. 
  • Submit your questionnaire

Once the Questionnaire is submitted, a submission receipt will be sent to your email inbox. This receipt will include a link to allow for any necessary edits to your questionnaire prior to the deadline.
 
Once teams complete the seeding questionnaire, teams will be placed into subdivisions titled A+, A-, B+, B-, C+, C-. Teams will be placed into subdivisions based on their winning percentage within the levels of play they competed in throughout the 2021-2022 winter community-based traveling basketball season.  This data will be collected from the questionnaire information provided by all teams. The subdivisions will be verified by the MYBA Competition Committee (consisting of members of the MYBA/MYAS Board of Advisors) and MYAS staff. This collection of individuals reserves the right to move teams up and down. Once verified by MYBA Competition Committee, the teams within those subdivisions will then seed their teams based on information provided.  
 
Grade State Voting Form:

  • Your team has been placed into a subdivision to seed.
  • Please complete Grade State Voting Form via link provided when sent to Coach.
  • Complete your Name and Email address.
  • Based upon information provided by all coaches (via the seeding questionnaire), please seed teams as you see fit.
  • You may key in seeds on the farthest righthand column, labeled “SEED.”
  • In order for your voting form to be successfully submitted, all teams must have a seed number (including YOUR TEAM) and there should be no duplicate seen numbers.

Tier Formation:

  • The goal is to create 16 teams per tier.
  • Formation will begin with  A+ subdivision seeding before moving to the next subdivision.
  • To form Tiers for Grade State, the last ranked/seeded team in the A+ subdivision, will be followed by the top seeded team in the A- subdivision. The last team in the A- subdivision will be followed by the top seed in the B+ subdivision. We will repeat this pattern for the B-, C+ and C- teams.
  • For example, if 100 teams registered for 4th Grade, the process above would provide each team a rank/seed of 1-100.

Tiers will be determined based on seeding results. Locations will be designated and schedules will be active per the event timeline.

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