Posted by gvsujulius on 1/1/2013 2:37:00 AM (view original):
I started this pretty recently and although it took me a long time to get my first... I just won my 2nd title, this time D3 tark. My question is, do certain worlds and certain divisions get viewed differently for winning a title? Or is a title a title mo matter where it is won?
My titles are phelan d3 and tark d3, any difference?
i dont know exactly what the pecking order is for the divisions across worlds. i think a d3 wooden title would be viewed as worth more than d3 tark or phelan, but generally, people don't pay much attention to the world. i think if you asked 10 coaches, you'd get 10 different answers on what world/division is harder. generally in the 2/day worlds, tark is viewed as the hardest, but i have no idea if that extends down to d3 or not..
but across divisions, you definitely have some differences. winning your first d1 title is a big deal. the level of competition in d1 is usually higher than d2/d3, although there are exceptions, and recruiting is so much harder, its definitely counted differently. theres certainly a concept of "great HD coaches" and "great d2/d3 coaches". its like, you can win a **** ton of d2/d3 titles, but that does nothing to convince people you could cut it in d1, until you do. maybe part of it is how many top HD coaches are d1 only, or only have sideshow d2/d3 schools. on the other hand, only a few coaches are really known for being long term great d2/d3 coaches who dont play d1.
my personal opinion is that regional luck, if you will (who is around you), can easily outweigh the divisional difference. in all divisions, there is just so much luck of the draw with that, you can get lucky and have a near ideal situation in an easy world, and titles might come a full 10 times easier than a tough spot in a tough world. sometimes more, in extreme cases, but i think that 10x can apply in fairly normal situations. winning in multiple places definitely means a lot more than winning at one place, for that reason. it didn't used to be nearly as severe, and for that reason, i think its MUCH easier to get lucky and win a title or two in today's game. so it just becomes all the more important to prove yourself with multiple teams, and to make it to d1 and prove it there, too. plus, there are more worlds, and fewer coaches, than there were several years ago. that definitely makes winning multiple places more valuable, too.
1/2/2013 2:17 AM (edited)