THU 3/10 (8:00AM) — With 10 teams, we head into the playoffs. The #7, #8, #9, and #10 seeds will play each other in a “play-in” then the winners will go on to face #2 and #1, all in the first round this Sun 3/13. In other words, those lower seeds are subject to doubleheaders. The losers of any of those games will, of course, drop to the Losers Bracket for 3/20, to be matched up based on highest versus lowest seeds. Here are the seeds for the playoffs…
- Dream A/R (5-1) — won Eastern Conference, won head-to-head vs SQ
- SQ (5-1) — won Western Conference, lost head-to-head vs Dream A/R
- Marin-lossal (4-2) — won head-to-head vs EBAYC
- EBAYC (4-2) — lost head-to-head vs Marin-lossal
- Grey Goose (3-3) — won common opponents 3-1 (Mrls/Drgn/Kurr/SQ) vs Jizz
- Jizz (3-3) — lost common opponents 2-2 (Mrls/Drgn/Kurr/SQ) vs Grey Goose
- Dragon (3-3) — lost head-to-head vs Jizz, cannot finish higher than Jizz
- Undrafted (2-4)
- Kurruption (1-5)
- Make It Drizzle (0-6)
In the NFL tiebreakers, which we use due to the limited number of games (NFL = 16 games, of course), when you have teams tied that are both within a conference and outside, such as at 3-3 here, you determine which intra-conference dominates the other first, then you look across conferences.
In our case, Jizz has the head-to-head advantage over Dragon, therefore Dragon cannot finish higher than Jizz. We then compare Jizz to the tied team from the outside, Grey Goose, and find that in the absence of a head-to-head, Grey Goose had a better record against 4 common opponents. That means Grey Goose finishes higher than Jizz and no comparison between Grey Goose and Dragon is necessary.
The rest of the seeds follow in a straightforward manner.
TUE 2/15 (11:15AM) — The following are the current standings and playoff seeds from 2011 Winter-Spring, A/R-OAK 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-OAK, there are 10 teams. Barring unforeseen circumstances, we would have a first round playoffs that includes a “play-in” between #9 vs #8 and #7 vs #10 for the right to meet #1 and #2, 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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