There will be plenty of anticipation for this year's playoffs as the 2012-13 season marks the first time the Open Division will take place
for basketball in the Central Coast Section. The rules for the Open Division are similar to what exists for football in that the goal is to place the top eight teams
in CCS in one tournament. However, there are some differences.
The top eight teams are selected by a committee similar to what you would see in the NCAA college basketball tournament using the
following restrictions: no more than four teams from the same league can be chosen and no more than three per enrollment division. For
basketball, teams are classified based on school enrollment, from Division I for the big schools all the way down to Division V for the smallest
All a team needs to qualify for selection is at least a .500 record in either league or non-league; the only restriction is that no more than
16 teams can be selected for a given enrollment division unless there are that many automatic qualifiers. Automatic qualifiers are
determined on a league basis; for example, the top four teams from the BVAL Mount Hamilton Division receive an automatic bid as do the
division champs from the Santa Teresa Division and the West Valley Divisions.
Once teams are populated in each of the six divisions (Open, Division I down to Division V), they are seeded by the selection committee
based on their body of work during the course of the season. The only restriction is that league mates cannot meet in the first round.
These projections are based on our best available information; if you would like to correct a team's result or would otherwise
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CORRECTION: Due to an oversight on our part, we neglected to include Gunderson in our initial projections. Clearly, Gunderson should
expect a high seed in Division IV. Thanks to our readers for noticing the omission.