Trying to work out when the brackets were changed from 32 to 33, and then 40. And how the allocations have changed for each section over the years. Anybody have the data to answer this for me?
Are you able to email those brackets to me? I'd love to put those in my library.
That would make sense. Looks like the 80's was a rough time for CIF Wrestling (in terms of championship/qualifying consistency)
Thank you Mark. I believe they experimented in 83 with a Northern qualifier and a Southern qualifier, funneling down to 8 at the state meet. No idea why.
I'll contribute. I don't remember how or when, but I remembered I downloaded a ton of CIF brackets (starting with 1978 to 2017, but missing 1986 & 1987)
1978 started with 25
1983 went down to 8 (not sure what happened this year)
1984 jumped back up to 18
1985 bumped to 25
1988 increased to 32 (not sure if this increase happened in 1988 or during the missing data years ('86 or '87)
2001 added one for a total of 33 in a bracket
2005 started with a forty-man bracket, but only filled to 37-38 (with two to three byes)
2008 is the start of a full field of 40 wrestlers