Suggested seedings, 2016 – NJSIAA Private

February 15, 2016 on 12:00 pm | In analysis | 1 Comment

Just about every year, I take my own swing at seeding the NJSIAA Tournaments. These are not predictions, but suggestions; how I would seed the bracket, not how I think the seeding committee will.

For my seedings, I start with division standings, since finishing ahead of another team in a double-round-robin regular season is usually a very good indicator. Then I look at teams’ non-league results and try to compare them against each other. Finally, I try to avoid matchups that pit division rivals whenever possible.

Private | Public A | Public B

Here are my suggested seedings for this year’s private state tournament:

  1. Delbarton – no controversy here, as they finished one game ahead of …
  2. Don Bosco Prep – 2nd place in Gordon American
  3. CBA – 3rd place in Gordon American
  4. St. Augustine Prep – 4th place in Gordon American
  5. Pope John – Pretty much a toss-up here at 5 and 6. Take your pick.
  6. Morristown-Beard – Beat BC, SPP, Rid, just like Pope John; needed OT to beat MKA.
  7. St. Peter’s Prep – lost to Morristown-Beard but beat St. Joseph Montvale
  8. St. Joseph Metuchen – lost to DBP by one goal, tied Ramsey
  9. St. Joseph Montvale – lost to SPP, lost to Ramsey
  10. Gloucester Catholic – 3rd place in Gordon National, tied Notre Dame
  11. Bergen Catholic – beat Bishop Eustace head-to-head
  12. Bishop Eustace – beat Notre Dame head-to-head
  13. Notre Dame – Inconsistent, went 0-1-1 vs. SJMet, tied GC
  14. Montclair Kimberley – Took MB to OT and tied Ran, but lost to SJMont and ND
  15. Seton Hall Prep – beat RBC, tied StR
  16. Red Bank Catholic – lost to SHP, MKA, finished ahead of StR
  17. Paramus Catholic – not many good wins, but didn’t want RBC/StR to play in 1st round
  18. St. Rose / Donovan Catholic – finished behind RBC, tied SHP
  19. Pingry (at-large) – 3-3-4 down stretch, losses to Ran (by 1 goal), BR, MKA
  20. St. John Vianney (at-large) – Can’t hurt to add one more team
  21. Paul VI / Camden Catholic – No non-league games, not at level of others
  22. Frisch – Similar to East Side a few years ago: Great story, despite what will be a first-round exit.

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  1. I think the only change would be morristown beard and pope John as mobeard beat bc who pj tied and mb had much more convincing win over ridge

    Comment by Karen Borowiec — 15 February 2016 #

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