Criticize the MIAA's seeding process as you will, but it seems to be working in the Division 4 and Division 5 tournaments.
For starters, we'll acknowledge that seeding teams in these two divisions is particularly difficult due to the variance in talent in small schools across Massachusetts. A D5 team like No. 2 Georgetown spends all season competing against D3 and D4 schools in the Cape Ann League, while a state championship rival like No. 4 Tahanto plays a predominantly D5 schedule.
So, let's take a moment to tip our hat to the often and fairly criticized MIAA for implementing a complicated seeding process that has the top two seeds in each division surviving until the quarterfinals, and no seed lower than No. 14 advancing to the final eight.
Here's a look at the top individual performers, the biggest upsets, and the staff championship predictions for the MIAA D4 and D5 tournaments.