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Re: Method for determining playoff teams

Postby spodog » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:13 pm

dupree wrote:
spodog wrote:
dupree wrote:
It will not always work out that the Points provisional spot will go to a team with a top 3 point total but the they will always be ranked at least 6th in points. really which team deserves the playoffs more:

7-6 / 80pts/week
6-7 / 103pts/week

Our league agreed it should be the 6-7 team who averaged 103pts/week.

You mean last year you just sat around and looked at this after playing 13 games and your owners "decided" what made the most sense in terms of who gets into the playoffs? You did this instead of having a rule set up before the season started?

Geez. Amazed you didn't have a mutiny on your hands if that is the case.

You obviously have a very low respect for my intelligence... :-*

In the off season we looked at what happened last year, where the highest scoring team was left in the toilet bowl, and changed it for this season to the rules as described above. Documented them clearly along with an OVERLY detailed tie breaker set of rules (as we also had a dust up about how tie breakers for seeding when it involved more than 2 teams).

Nah. It's just your story didn't specify whether you did this BEFORE the season or after 13 games, and it seemed that you were determining current year playoff teams rather than looking at future years.

Kudos' to you for putting the overly detailed tie breaker stuff in place. Always better to have the situation dealt with ahead of time than deal with the conflict as it is occurring.
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Re: Method for determining playoff teams

Postby flotsamnjetsam » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:33 pm

dupree wrote:In regards to my league, the total points are based on points accumulated by Starters.

The above poster is being overly dramatic about the "slippery slope" that this logic represents, but this is the beauty of FF right, finding a league whose rules suit your approach to the hobby.

It's funny, this same topic is mentioned in the "Commissioner Court" article on FFTODAY.COM

Now that we’ve determined how many teams will participate in your post season, how do we determine who they’ll be? Typically, overall record is used to determine your playoff teams, however many leagues are reserving a playoff spot based on total points. This makes sense when you consider that a team’s won/loss record often has as much to do with luck in scheduling as it does with the actual team’s performance. How many times have you been that team that scored the second highest amount of points in your league for the week and lost the game? Adding a playoff position for a total points champion is a good way to ensure the best teams qualify for the playoffs. My league reserves the final wildcard for the highest scoring team that hasn’t qualified on overall record.

If you notice my 1st sentence, I said if the league is all for it that I see no problems with it. After that I was just stating my opinion on the subject. I used some examples that were exaggerations, but I can see some owners complain when a 4-9 team gets in over 2 or 3 6-7 teams. You can't please all the owners all the time. That's all I was saying. ;-D

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