busby wrote:Also, will our league have divisions? How will teams be ranked? I am strongly in favor of divisions with overall rankings determined by H2H record and season total points as the tie breaker. Divisions will be ranked first by division rankings and second by season total points. Division winners are guaranteed a playoff spot, plus three wild cards, but division winners are not automatically ranked as first, second, and third seeds. Overall playoff seeding should be determined independently of division results.
What does everyone think?
I think we should have two 6-team divisions, 6 teams make the playoffs, 3 from each division (overall rankings determined by H2H record and season total points as the tie breaker
I think we should have a 13 game season. During the season, I think that we should play everyone in the league once (11 games), plus 2 random games from within your own division in the first and last weeks of the season, to get some rivalries going.
The two division winners (best H2H record) get byes.
The two other playoff teams from each division play each other in the first round of the playoffs (in week 14).
The first round playoff winners play against their regular season division winner in the 2nd round of the playoffs (in week 15)
The two division playoff game winners meet in the championship (in week 16).
No games in week 17 due to NFL players on playoff teams usually being benched that week.
I know that some of the 4th ranked teams in one divivison might have a better record than the 3rd place team in the other division, but it sure makes the rankings easier. If everyone knows it in the beginning, its not a problem.