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Postby dare » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:30 am

How do I set playoff matchups?

We are a head-to-head league. 8 teams make playoffs.
Obviosusly, the 1st of 3 rounds gets set up like this:
1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, 4 vs 5.
The QUESTION is this: what do we do for the next round?
Some argue that you hold your place: ie.: if 8 upsets 1, he plays winner of 4/5 matchup. In other words, he wins his #1 seed position.
Others argue that for the second week, the highest seeds should play the lowest seed. ie.: if 1, 2, 4, and 6 win: 1 should play 6 and 2 should play 4. This argument being based on: Why do we bother playing head to head and for playoff seeding if it is of little value beyond the first round?
Love to get input on this. Thanx as always guys.
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Postby mattUTD20 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:41 am

I think its easiest just to put it in a playoff bracket and stick with that.
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Postby dream_017 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:41 am

I really like the straight bracket method as opposed to the re-seeding. If 8 upsets 1 so be it
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Postby Matthias » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:56 am

Another vote for brackets.

Would look like this:

1 vs 8
4 vs 5

3 vs 6
2 vs 7

1/8 vs 4/5
3/6 vs 2/7

1/8/4/5 vs 2/3/6/7

As far as why do you want a good record? I would say so that you make the playoffs. I'm of the opinion that only about 1/3 of the teams in any league should make it. Give more meaning to the 14-week regular season than the 1 week where someone goes off or is held to nothing.
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Postby Twisted Sister » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:13 pm

NFL re-seeds. NCAA uses fixed brackets.

I think re-seeding is the way to go.
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Postby mattb47 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:25 pm

Twisted Sister wrote:NFL re-seeds. NCAA uses fixed brackets.

I think re-seeding is the way to go.


I disagree.....if the #8 is able to knock off the #1 seed, they shouldn't be penalized with this method by having to then play the #2 seed int he next round. I think you go with a bracket and just play.
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Postby Twisted Sister » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:46 pm

mattb47 wrote:
Twisted Sister wrote:NFL re-seeds. NCAA uses fixed brackets.

I think re-seeding is the way to go.


I disagree.....if the #8 is able to knock off the #1 seed, they shouldn't be penalized with this method by having to then play the #2 seed int he next round. I think you go with a bracket and just play.



I can see your point, but look at it from the #2 seed's perspective. Their team had a great year and they earned the right to have a favorable matchup.


The NFL agrees with me...

Besides, last time I checked this was Fantasy Football, not Basketball.

To each their own, but I'll try to stay as close to the NFL when possible. There's no right answer.
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Postby awwchrist » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:53 pm

one of my leagues is 8 team, and the top 4 teams only go to the playoffs. 1v4 2v3 , winner plays in the superbowl.
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Postby mattb47 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:49 pm

Twisted Sister wrote:
mattb47 wrote:
Twisted Sister wrote:NFL re-seeds. NCAA uses fixed brackets.

I think re-seeding is the way to go.


I disagree.....if the #8 is able to knock off the #1 seed, they shouldn't be penalized with this method by having to then play the #2 seed int he next round. I think you go with a bracket and just play.



I can see your point, but look at it from the #2 seed's perspective. Their team had a great year and they earned the right to have a favorable matchup.


The NFL agrees with me...

Besides, last time I checked this was Fantasy Football, not Basketball.

To each their own, but I'll try to stay as close to the NFL when possible. There's no right answer.


You can try to use the "this is fantasy football so we should do things as the NFL" argument, but there are so many things we DONT do the same as the NFL that it falls apart pretty quickly. The #2 seed did have a favorable matchup in the first round, they got to play the #7 seed.

Also, you are using the NFL argument where they have first round byes. If there is a first round bye, then yes, you do re-seeding so there is an advantage for the higher ranked teams in their first game, but when nobody has a bye and the #1 team gets the advantage of playing the #8 team and the #2 team gets the advantage of playing the #7 team, there is no need for any further advantages to be given out to those teams.
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Postby Twisted Sister » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:58 pm

mattb47 wrote:
Twisted Sister wrote:
mattb47 wrote:
Twisted Sister wrote:NFL re-seeds. NCAA uses fixed brackets.

I think re-seeding is the way to go.


I disagree.....if the #8 is able to knock off the #1 seed, they shouldn't be penalized with this method by having to then play the #2 seed int he next round. I think you go with a bracket and just play.



I can see your point, but look at it from the #2 seed's perspective. Their team had a great year and they earned the right to have a favorable matchup.


The NFL agrees with me...

Besides, last time I checked this was Fantasy Football, not Basketball.

To each their own, but I'll try to stay as close to the NFL when possible. There's no right answer.


You can try to use the "this is fantasy football so we should do things as the NFL" argument, but there are so many things we DONT do the same as the NFL that it falls apart pretty quickly. The #2 seed did have a favorable matchup in the first round, they got to play the #7 seed.

Also, you are using the NFL argument where they have first round byes. If there is a first round bye, then yes, you do re-seeding so there is an advantage for the higher ranked teams in their first game, but when nobody has a bye and the #1 team gets the advantage of playing the #8 team and the #2 team gets the advantage of playing the #7 team, there is no need for any further advantages to be given out to those teams.


I assumed there was a bye... so I agree. ;-D
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