Saturday, February 16, 2013

2013 WIAA Seeding Meeting Tomorrow

WIAA Girls Basketball Page
WIAA Division 5 Brackets
(Immanuel is in Sectional #1, Regional D)

Tomorrow is the WIAA seeding meeting for the regional in which Immanuel is included (see earlier post).  The resultant seeded brackets will be updated during the weekend, most likely on Sunday.  We will post the results on the blog.

Here are this blogger's Top 10 convincing arguments for Immanuel to secure the #1 seed:

  1. Small Dairland Conference title 
  2. Immanuel has a 17-3 record, Clayton 16-3 (WSN has a win repeated in its database)
  3. Immanuel challenged itself to tougher non-conference opponents this season
  4. Immanuel has won 13 games in a row, Clayton just 3-game winning streak
  5. Immanuel is undefeated (13-0) in 2013 (since Christmas break), Clayton is 9-2 in 2013
  6. Immanuel had a close early-season loss to Regis who won the Western Cloverbelt Conference, recognized as one of the toughest conferences in the area
  7. Immanuel is 3-2 against opponents larger than Division 5, Clayton 2-2
  8. Immanuel has defeated every conference opponent since its opening conference loss on the road, beating every conference team at least once (Clayton lost at home to Northwood recently on 2/5)
  9. Immanuel was hardened and won some tight games during a stretch when team had key injuries (e.g., 2OT win over Independence, 52-50 come-from-behind win over Div. 4 Melrose-Mindoro)
  10. Immanuel handily defeated regional opponent, McDonell Central, 63-44

The following chart shows the teams listed in order of their current records along with their winning percentage and MaxPreps ranking (all info. current as of today, 2/16/2012):

Team Record W% MaxPreps (2/14)
Eau Claire Immanuel 17-3 0.85 204
Clayton 16-3 0.84 195
McDonell Central 12-9 0.57 208
Glenwood City 11-10 0.52 276
Prairie Farm 9-12 0.43 414
Turtle Lake 8-11 0.42 346
Clear Lake 2-16 0.11 449
New Auburn 1-17 0.06 482

2011-12 Seeding Meeting Info.