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Re: Dispute over who wins division

Postby bungle613 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:42 pm

scottaa1 wrote:
utility-hook wrote:Generally, most organizations count a tie as one half win and one half loss when computing winning percentage. The National Football League is one of the organizations that does this.

So, should a team in the NFL have a record of 5 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie (5-4-1), their winning percentage would be .550. This is calculated by taking the number of games (10) and dividing into the number of wins (5.5).

In the case of the 7-4-2 team, since he has 2 ties they both count as one half wins and one half losses which equals 1 more win and 1 more loss giving him the same record as the other team when calculating the winning percentages.
.5W +.5W =1win and .5L + .5L =1loss making him 8-5. In my league if 2 teams in the same division have the same winning % then we go by who has the best division record. If still tied then it goes to head-to-head record. After that total points scored.


Good post. With two ties, they're 8-5, with one, they're 7.5-4.5

I agree that a scoring system that allows for ties is to blame for circumstances such as this. It's a contest, decide upon a winner, leave no ambiguity.



Good posts. Here is a league I am in. Have been petitioning for fractional scoring for ages but no go. 8-5 and 7-4-2 come up with the same win percentage and it then comes down to points scored in our league. One 8-5 is seeded 4th, the 7-4-2 guy is seeded 5th and the yet another 8-5 guy is seeded 6th.

1 zx-Filthy Moe's Bunglers bungle613613 9 3 1 .731 1,394 1,111 W1 $0 W Barri...
2 zx-TerrorZ Pete123444 8 4 1 .654 1 1,200 1,084 W3 $0 W @Pmix ...
3 zx-Slash N' Roses Slash_N_Roses 8 4 1 .654 1 1,292 1,259 W3 $5 W @Purpl... Barri...
4 zx-Norman Conquests jnormy 8 5 0 .615 1.5 1,392 1,179 L1 $0 L @The Men Showtime
5 zx-Showtime showtime34 7 4 2 .615 1.5 1,337 1,255 W1 $0 W Red @Norma...
6 zx-Barrie Platypuses wfrazerjr 8 5 0 .615 1.5 1,129 1,166 L1 $0 L @Filth... @Slash
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Re: Dispute over who wins division

Postby spodog » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:41 pm

You should hold a foot race to break the tie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZAWVcFKBBM&feature=related
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