Heading into last Wednesday's final regular-season game, Lakeville South was third in the points system standings in Class 5A, Section 1. That night the Cougars went out and took care of business against Burnsville, beating the Blaze to improve to 6-2 on the season.
But when the final points system standings came out the following morning, the Cougars found themselves in fifth place, having been leapfrogged by a pair of Rochester schools.
“Obviously it's very flawed,” Lakeville coach Larry Thompson said of the seeding system. “All I know is we shouldn't be going as the fifth seed to Mayo.”
Even Ryan Weinzierl, the inventor of the QRF points system that is being used to seed for the first time this season, admits the system might have gotten it wrong.