THU 3/10 (4:15PM) — We have 11 teams in the A/R-SJ, so #6 thru #11 will play a “play-in”, then the winners will play a 2nd game (doubleheader) against the higher seeds. This all has to happen in the first round on Sun 3/13 if we want to finish the big bracket by a reasonable date.
So the reason why we take the top teams from each conference is because, well, that’s what the NBA did back in the old school (new school NBA has 3 groups, 3 winners plus a 4th team are seeded by their actual records due to the Mavs/Spurs rule a few years back). Incidentally, this way of doing things also helps alleviate tiebreaker complications. And like in the NFL, sometimes you might just get lucky in a weak group. Anyways, here are the seeds…
- One Team One Dream (6-0) — won Western Conference
- F’n’F Warriors (5-1) — won Eastern Conference
- River Of Life Christian Church (4-2) — won head-to-head vs Yeah Man
- Yeah Man (4-2) — won head-to-head vs Search And Destroy, lost head-to-head vs River Of Life
- Search And Destroy (4-2) — lost head-to-head vs Yeah Man, cannot finish higher than Yeah Man
- Below The Net (3-3) — tied common opp 2-2 (PAX/GmCl/ROLC/FnF) vs Drastic, won s-o-v 16.3 vs Drastic
- Drastic (3-3) — tied common opp 2-2 (PAX/GmCl/ROLC/FnF) vs BTN, lost s-o-v 2.0 vs BTN
- Blazers (2-4)
- Gentlemen’s Club (1-5) — won head-to-head vs Pineapple Express
- Pineapple Express (1-5) — lost head-to-head vs Gentlemen’s Club
- Work In Progress (0-6)
So we use NFL Wild-Card tiebreaker rules because they are very effective in a limited game schedule (NFL = only 16 games, obviously, as compared to the NBA’s 82).
The most complicated tiebreaker was the deadlock at 4-2 between ROLC, Yeah, and Search. Per NFL tiebreaker rules, you look intra-conference, determine which intra-conference team dominates the other, then look outside. Yeah Man beat Search head-to-head, therefore Search cannot finish higher than Yeah no matter what. Then we compare across conferences, and ROLC beat Yeah head-to-head, so there are your #3, #4, and #5 seeds.
With BTN and Drastic, the teams did not face each other head-to-head, so we look at the next NFL tiebreaker, record vs common opponents. There, we have a tie against the four teams that both teams faced. So we revert to the next NFL tiebreaker after that, the so-called “strength-of-victory”.
Dream League interprets that rule to be point differential in games won. Also in Dream League, we cap blowouts at 20, since things can start to get unsportsmanlike when teams are trying to pile on points merely for sake of point differential (i.e., safety first). So BTN beats Drastic in the point-differential-in-games-won category.
TUE 2/15 (11:30AM) — The following are the current standings and playoff seeds from 2011 Winter-Spring, A/R-SJ division. These are simply ordered by W-L percentage then alphabetically, and therefore are not necessarily shown in the proper playoff tiebreaker order. That will be corrected when we reach the playoffs and the seeds are posted. Please be reminded that the regular season is 6 games. Check your division’s roadmap and email us if you suspect any discrepancies in the schedule/standings.
In the A/R-SJ, there are 11 teams. Barring unforeseen circumstances, we would have a first round playoffs that includes a “play-in” between #9 vs #8 and #7 vs #10 and #6 vs #11 for the right to meet #1 and #2 and #3, respectively, the same day (i.e., a doubleheader). Please be reminded that all teams will get double-elimination status for the playoffs.
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