I scored the most points in my league and lost for only the 4th time on the final day of the regular season in a 12 team league. I totally backed into the playoffs, barely scraping in because somebody else lost. We played with 3 divisions of 4 teams each. The winner in my division had an 11-3 record, and I and somebody else in the same division BOTH had 10-4 records. I manged to squeek in based on points scored--I out-scored the next closest player, and everybody else in the league, for that matter, by over 200 pts. The other 2 people to get into the playoffs had records of 10-4 and, my favorite, 7-7. It's like that 7-7 team was in the NFC East or something. Ugh. I hate Divisions.
So umm, yeah. I did make the playoffs, although there were 30 minutes after I lost where I thought that I hadn't, so....I feel your pain. Sorta.