Here's another one for the state: Pick a classification and stick with it.
There are four classifications based on school size in Maryland. So there are Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A state champions in each sport. Except when there aren't.
Does it make sense to anyone that there are four individual shot put champions in the state, but only two heavyweight wrestling state champions, and only one individual state golf champion? Or that four baseball teams can claim state titles each year, but only three boys lacrosse teams and two wrestling teams?
North Carroll and Manchester Valley, among the smallest schools in the state, compete for teams titles against like-sized schools in most sports. But in lacrosse both schools have to go up against much bigger schools in a made-up 2A-1A bracket, and lost in regionals to 2A schools from Carroll.
Here's a shocker: All four regional champions in the 2A-1A girls bracket, and three of the four region champions, including both finalists, in the 2A-1A boys bracket were 2A schools.
One or the other of those Carroll schools probably would've been state champs if there was a bracket for 1A schools. And I don't care that only 20 or so Class 1A schools play lacrosse. That's still a minimum of two playoff wins to get to the state tournament, which is the same number that was needed in the mid-1990s before the open playoff system began. Better to have fewer playoff games against schools of similar size than to have to go up against a school double your size just to make all the state brackets look balanced.
I'd also split wrestling into four classifications. If that's too many wrestlers to hold the state tourney in one place, fine. Have separate tourneys, crown the top teams and individuals in each classification, then, reconvene the following weekend with all four individual champions at each weight wrestling against each other in a showcase tournament.