I don't think anything has happened to EV. They are not as talented as they have been in the past. Even two years ago when they took 3rd in state (it was 2 years ago, right?) they were not the team with the 3rd best talent. I am not from EV, but I have to tell you that when they were winning titles, they had at least as much if not more talent than everyone they played. I don't think this is the case this season. Unfortunately, most fans don't understand that team success goes in cycles, and that the best coaches don't always have the best records. There are some schools that it is harder to win at year in and year out. There are some coaches out there working their butts off to go 10-10 and who are actually doing a better job of coaching than the team that is 20-0. I call this the Phil Jackson theory... he who has more rings is not always the best coach. I always wanted to see Jackson go to the LA Clippers and see how his "zen basketball" approach would work. I agree that when you have two equal teams, coaching becomes a bigger factor.