What an uneducated and completely unsupported comment. What are you basing this on? The Madlax website claiming to be one of the best in the country? If Madlax 2020 is so great who have they beaten? How did they do in the NYPLL last year? How did Madlax 2020 do in their own fall tournament?
If Madlax wasn't willing to participate in the play-in against other teams vying for the last HOCO elite spot (NL, Cannons, MDX)they should have just sucked it up and played in the AA division where there's still a lot of competitive and well coached teams.