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  1. Schools are struggling to fill their schedules ahead of the end of the school year. Then summer break hits and folks are away, not updating documents etc. The always changing structure of playoff systems also means schools constantly have to reconsider how/who to schedule. Long-term alliances in scheduling aren't tenable, so each cycle amounts to almost starting from scratch. I imagine there's a deadline sometime in late July or early August where everything has to be in. But, before then, there is no incentive to update maxpreps until summer break is over.
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  2. Best Roll Call skit ever.
    3 points
  3. Has the All State Teams from the 2023-2024 season even been released yet?
    3 points
  4. I have been thinking about this last post and want to offer a different slant. For background, remember that the FHSAA had a 5-year agreement with MaxPreps from 2018-2022 which paid the FHSAA $85,000 annually to allow MaxPreps to serve as the exclusive provider for scores and statistics to the FHSAA. I assume this contract has been renewed, and I'm guessing the details are hidden somewhere in the FHSAA financial archives, but I have been unable to unearth it at this time. My point is MaxPreps could very well be paying the FHSAA to serve as its official platform, and not vice versa. Why would MaxPreps do that? to drive online visits to its website and social media platforms, in order to sell more goods and services via its advertisers, and the advertising income that follows from that. They also need the FHSAA to mandate that all scores be entered into MaxPreps, so its proprietary algorithm can be more "accurate". I would consider this possible scenario when we are speculating on the motives of the FHSAA and MaxPreps. Just my two cents.
    3 points
  5. To answer the original question, each school should have a Coach Admin account on the MaxPreps website where the coach/AD/assistant coach or whoever can enter the team's schedule. MaxPreps also says you can email your schedule and they will enter it for you. So it appears the onus is on the school itself to submit its schedule to MaxPreps, and there are reasons that may not happen promptly, as has been pointed out. Other errors I have seen are confusing Booker T. Washington in Miami with Booker T. Washington in Pensacola, and Pace with Monsignor Pace, etc. I saw one score that was reported as 61-0, when in fact it was 29-0, and was never corrected during the year. Although things tend to get smoothed out with the schedule entry, there is still room for administrative errors, and we are basing the playoff structure on this system? Sheesh!
    3 points
  6. I barely passed my intro to computer science course, but anyone who has led an organization knows that you have to establish expectations and develop consequences for failure to meet those expectations. Schedules have to be input by 45 days (or whatever) from opening day. Failure to do so results in the offending school being fined $1,000 or $5,000 or whatever (money talks, right Nulli?), or the school cannot take part in the playoffs, or cannot host a home game in the playoffs, or whatever punishment would overcome laziness or ineptitude. (A related issue is the fact that schools have to find 7-8 non-district games because of the Mickey Mouse 2-, 3-, and 4-team districts. Georgia was previously cited as an example, but they have much larger districts than Florida, so it is much less of a struggle to put together a 10-game schedule. Hence, their schedules are ready to go and published well in advance. Yet another argument for large districts.)
    2 points
  7. But yet MaxPreps can put out a power ranking now? Makes no sense.
    2 points
  8. It certainly figures to be an exciting year for our team! They should be strong as they head to Traz Powell to take on the Rockets, likely on ESPN.
    1 point
  9. Nulli Secundus

    ROLL CALL!!!!!

    THAT SH--T WAS FUNNY @THAT S--T WAS FUNNY
    1 point
  10. I said this years ago and I'll say it again. NO EXCUSE!!! The FHSAA could've contracted this out. Hell, they could've given a UF CompSci student an internship/co-op to create a simple database already linked to the FHSAA portal in which schools can enter and confirm schedules, FOR ALL SPORTS. All schools reside in a database and can be parsed by year, then sport (ie, football, boys basketball, girls basketball, etc). If school A is going to play school C, school A enters their information and school C does the same. If the information doesn't match in the system (non matching opponents, dates, time, home/away or whatever), that game is flagged for correction. Compliance is not optional. This is freshman year "intro to programming" and I know because I did this stuff back in 1994. It pisses me off the the nth degree that such a talent rich State of Florida has such mediocre resources. There's no reason why we have to wait on an external resource (MaxPreps) to post inaccurate and incomplete information. There's no reason that this site (Thank you for everything @Joshua Wilson), @nolebull813, @THIS_IS_DILLARD or anyone else should have to look under rocks to find complete schedules. How does the FHSAA course correct?
    1 point
  11. Something to most definitely think about. It’s just insane to me that in 2024 3-4 weeks b4 kick off , every high school complete schedule isn’t posted. What’s even crazier is that most head coaches/ AD’s already know and have the full schedule. For some reason in Florida they just wait the last minute to post. unless you’re STA, Chaminade or American heritage.
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  12. Facts. But to my understanding you can access maxpreps from home to make or add changes from home. why is that a state like GA can have each team entire accurate schedule ready to go all ready to go at the same time , months b4 kick off. But with Florida you dam near don’t know anything for sure until sometimes the week of kickoffs. which leaves no room for alum to put in adequate time off request to attend certain games such as homecoming , a huge rival bowl game. Especially if they’re no longer local and live out of state.
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  14. MaxPreps has also released its initial 2024 "Power Rating" for each team. An individual team's Power Rating and preseason classification ranking can be viewed from each team's MaxPreps football home page by clicking on "2024 Season Preview". The #1 rated teams in each classification are: R - Hawthorne 1A- Chaminade-Madonna 2A - Cocoa 3A - Central 4A - AHP 5A - STA 6A - Mandarin 7A - Venice No real shockers here. My biggest beef is how can MaxPreps calculate a numerical "Power Rating" when not a single game has been played? I'm shaking my head that it has come to this for the football postseason, but maybe a MaxPreps' apologist on here can explain why this is a good idea. But it does seem like most are happy to roll with the proprietary, top-secret MaxPreps computer algorithms for at-large selections and playoff seeding, so maybe it's just me. I just hope that there is not a ton of whining when someone's team inevitably gets screwed by a formula for which there is no explanation. (Sorry, had to get that out of my system.) 6 weeks until kickoff...
    1 point
  15. My understanding is that the only thing changing this year in the selection and seeding of playoff teams is the use of MaxPreps rankings instead of the FHSAA Power Rankings. The 4 district champions and 4 highest rated at-large teams by MaxPreps rankings qualify for the regional playoffs. Teams would then be seeded #1 through #8 based on the final ranking order of the MaxPreps rankings (1 vs. 8, 4 vs. 5, etc.). The higher seed will always host in the regional tournament except during the regional quarterfinal round when a district champion is facing an at-large team, the district champion is designated as the host regardless of seeding. The four region winners are seeded for the state semifinals based on the rankings with the one seed playing the four seed and the two seed playing the three seed. More details are available within Josh's article here: https://floridahsfootball.com/2024/01/11/nil-playoff-rankings-classifications-summer-padded-camps-among-topics-discussed-at-fhsaa-football-advisory-committee-meeting/ As to what composes the MaxPreps rankings, one could assume that win-loss record, strength of schedule, and margin of victory would be components, although how much weight is applied to each component remains a mystery. Possibly home/away victories would be weighted differently. Possibly which team has the scarier mascot, but generally teams' fate will be determined by factors which they do not know. Seems like a good way to do business...
    1 point
  16. I couldn't agree more. The official power rankings shouldn't come out until week 4 or 5 of the season.
    1 point
  17. No wonder the FHSAA and maxpreps get along so well. They both are F ups.
    1 point
  18. Everyone, well a lot of programs want the instant notoriety that comes with of playing OOS. There was a time when those games happened between neighboring states that were close in proximity OR perennial powerhouses that had something to prove against other powerhouses. Now it's a free-for-all and it severely diminishes the worth of those games. I can respect Coach Castle for knowing when to risk it and when to sit his ass down, lol.
    1 point
  19. Santaluces is heading to Texas to play Midland High
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