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Playoff Bracketology Setup?

Postby FantasySportsMaven » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:17 am

In a six team playoff setup, where the top two teams get first round byes, who should play whom in the first round?

Is this right?

Bracket A First Round
Team 1 - Bye
Team 4 vs Team 5

Bracket B First Round
Team 2 - Bye
Team 3 vs Team 6

How do you determine what teams play whom and in what bracket in the first round?
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Re: Playoff Bracketology Setup?

Postby RCR » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:26 am

The seeding and bracket are correct. Theoretically, the higher seeds win out, so Seed #1 draws the winner of the 4-5 game and seed #2 draws the winner of the 3-6 game to set an "advantageous" match-up for the highest seeds(#1 vs. #4 and #2 vs. #3). In reality, the only real benefit is that the top 2 seeds get a bye as seeding in FFball is pretty much a crapshoot below the top 2.
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Re: Playoff Bracketology Setup?

Postby Bantam » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:43 am

That's right. It's structured exactly like the NFL conference championship bracket. The only difference is that in the NFL, the #1 seed automatically plays the lowest remaining seed no matter what. If #6 upsets #3, then #1 plays #6 and #2 plays whomever wins the other game. I've never seen a FF playoff structure that re-seeds like that, but it doesn't seem like it'd be that hard.

But it's really not a big deal. As RCR stated, seeding in FF isn't nearly as meaningful as in the NFL.
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Re: Playoff Bracketology Setup?

Postby FantasySportsMaven » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:18 pm

Thanks guys.

Unfortunately, I am in a league where the commish did the brackets differently. I finished seeded 3rd and he put me in the same bracket with the number one team? And, the number one team finished far ahead of the rest of the league and is a virtual clinch for the championship unless Brady, Owens and other of his players don't play in week 16.
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Re: Playoff Bracketology Setup?

Postby treat24 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:02 pm

FantasySportsMaven wrote:Thanks guys.

Unfortunately, I am in a league where the commish did the brackets differently. I finished seeded 3rd and he put me in the same bracket with the number one team? And, the number one team finished far ahead of the rest of the league and is a virtual clinch for the championship unless Brady, Owens and other of his players don't play in week 16.


that sucks man. As a 3rd seed you shouldn't have to play the #1 team until the championship. sorry to hear it. The bracket in your 1st post is the right setup.
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Re: Playoff Bracketology Setup?

Postby FantasySportsMaven » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:27 pm

Thanks for the sympathy Treat! I appreciate it. ;-D

I've posted here in our league room as well as on the aol site itself asking for some correction or at least some clarification and will post here what the Commish says.

Strange thing is, that the commish would be playing me with his current bracketology and would be playing the 5th place team if corrected. Either way, he would be in the number one seeds bracket? Maybe he thinks he can beat me easier than the other guy? ;-)

Or, maybe, he made a mistake or is using some "other than best record" seeding for the playoffs?
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Re: Playoff Bracketology Setup?

Postby FantasySportsMaven » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:04 pm

To be fair, I did just find a playoff modality set up like the one I am involved in on AOL. That setup also was identical on the Blue Shark League in that same setup. So, maybe our setup is correct and right for our type of league? Or for a FantasyShark league?
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Re: Playoff Bracketology Setup?

Postby Bantam » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:27 am

Now I'm curious: what playoff structure did he use?
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Re: Playoff Bracketology Setup?

Postby Battlecreek Dragon » Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:57 pm

Our 16 team league is divided into two conferences. Each conference has two divisions of 4 teams.

Our playoff structure keeps teams within their conference until the championship round. If three of the four top teams are in one conference, so be it.

If your league has two divisions, perhaps your playoffs were set up so that the winner of each divsional championship would play each other.
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Re: Playoff Bracketology Setup?

Postby spodog » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:39 pm

Battlecreek Dragon wrote:Our 16 team league is divided into two conferences. Each conference has two divisions of 4 teams.

Our playoff structure keeps teams within their conference until the championship round. If three of the four top teams are in one conference, so be it.

If your league has two divisions, perhaps your playoffs were set up so that the winner of each divsional championship would play each other.


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