At present, the postseason for NCAA Division I ladies’s lacrosse begins with two “pigtail” video games within the Atlantic Coast Convention.
The motion continues in Charlotte over the subsequent week because the nation’s strongest and distinguished convention chooses a champion and maybe provides a bubble staff or two an opportunity to get an at-large bid.
Factor is, when the ACC wraps issues up on subsequent Sunday, quite a lot of different convention is not going to have even began on their highway to the Remaining 4, which this yr is in Cary, N.C.
I’ve at all times although of this method as being considerably ersatz. The ACC may have per week between the tip of its event and Choice Sunday. No different staff within the nation may have a break between the tip of the season and the primary spherical of the NCAA Division I Match.
Now, I’ve seen this begin occurring in basketball, the place some conferences wrap up their convention championship a full week earlier than the choices are launched, and presumably giving groups per week extra relaxation than the remainder of the sphere.
This doesn’t strike me as significantly truthful. And I feel there’s going to be a large controversy someday when a staff with an extended break between the convention event and their first-round NCAA recreation will blitz the remainder of the sphere and win the nationwide championship.
In fact, the video games are received and misplaced by the athletes on the sphere. However an prolonged break between a convention event and a possible second-round recreation within the bracket would be the distinction between successful and shedding.
Let’s see what occurs.