spodog wrote:6 is too many. That's half the league, so by definition, mediocre teams and at times, sub .500 teams make the playoffs. Too many.
The NFL qualifies 37.5% of their teams for the NFL Playoffs, and use 4 rounds of games to sort them out. Why would you want 50% of your teams in the playoffs?
4 is the right number for a 12 team league.
I agree. 4 is the right number in 10 & 12 team leagues. We do 6 teams in one of my leagues and twice it has happened where our league champion has had a losing record (6-7) during the regular season. We have a trophy that is engraved with the team name and season record and it just doesnt look right with a losing record on it.