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16 team league how many should go to playoff?

Postby futureprodigy88 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:40 am

Have two conferences with each conference with 2 divisions (4 total). How many teams should I have go to the playoffs???? I was thinking of having 6...each divions winner and one wildcard from each conference...but that seems to little for a 16 team league. Any suggestions....maybe 8 or 10?????? how would you set it up????? i would like to give the top two seeds a bye...yes or no????


Conference 1
Divison A
4 teams
Division B
4 teams

Conferece 2
Division C
4 teams
Divsion D
4 teams
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Re: 16 team league how many should go to playoff?

Postby flotsamnjetsam » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:48 pm

futureprodigy88 wrote:Have two conferences with each conference with 2 divisions (4 total). How many teams should I have go to the playoffs???? I was thinking of having 6...each divions winner and one wildcard from each conference...but that seems to little for a 16 team league. Any suggestions....maybe 8 or 10?????? how would you set it up????? i would like to give the top two seeds a bye...yes or no????


Conference 1
Divison A
4 teams
Division B
4 teams

Conferece 2
Division C
4 teams
Divsion D
4 teams




Personally, in a 16 team league I'd go with 6 playoff teams...8 tops. I think 8 is kinda too many, so I think 10 is way too many. But that's just me. Some people prefer to have a lot of teams make the playoffs, some don't. As long as all 16 owners agree, whatever the league decides is fine. ;-D

The main thing you need to think about is the playoffs. Having 8 playoff teams could cause a problem here. Let's say you start the playoffs in week 13 so you could end in week 16 (I NEVER play FF in week 17). Top 2 get a bye, then after the week there's 5 teams left. That won't work. You could have the top 4 from each conference make the playoffs. Then you could have each conference have a semi's & finals round...with the conference champs meeting in the championship game. That's the only way I can think of to have 8 teams work easily without multiple bye weeks or something crazy. You could do the playoffs in weeks 14-16 and avoid playing in week 17.

I'd stick with 6 teams. The 2 wild card teams might end up being from the same conference. Doing 8 teams the way I described above could cause a team to miss the playoffs with a better record than 1 or more of the playoff teams in the other conference.

I hope that helps a little. Good luck! ;-D
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Re: 16 team league how many should go to playoff?

Postby bungle613 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:39 am

HUGE fan of the 6 team playoff. Top 2 get first round byes and the other 4 fight it out in the first round. Rewards the top regular season owners.
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Re: 16 team league how many should go to playoff?

Postby joejlitz » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:34 am

bungle613 wrote:HUGE fan of the 6 team playoff. Top 2 get first round byes and the other 4 fight it out in the first round. Rewards the top regular season owners.

x 2. Being one of only 6 to make the playoffs is also a reward to the top teams. They don't have to risk a bad beat by an inferior team who swooped in on waivers and grabbed Billy Volek and rode him to the title.

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Re: 16 team league how many should go to playoff?

Postby spodog » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:56 pm

bungle613 wrote:HUGE fan of the 6 team playoff. Top 2 get first round byes and the other 4 fight it out in the first round. Rewards the top regular season owners.


Agree with bungle. Give top 2 seeds a 1st round bye.
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