2011 Spring-Summer Sundays Roadmap: A/R-OAK

MON 7/4 (5:00PM) — We will be adding an 11th team to the double-elimination playoffs in A/R-OAK. It will be the Monstars from AAA-OAK, who are winless and getting beat by an average of over 20 ppg in that division. Since the Monstars have a natural bye for the AAA-OAK regular season on 7/10, we can start them in the A/R-OAK playoffs this Sun 7/10. Everyone will get double-elimination status, as everyone including the Monstars will have played 6 regular season games (Dream League guarantees 8 games played per team). Here’s a list of the changes made to the roadmap thus far, with the dates in which the changes were made…

5/12 – swap #2/#3 due to tipoff conflict (Undr)
6/20 – matchup 6/26 based on standings
6/20 – playoffs now have 11 teams (MOAK)
7/4 – 7th game 7/10 gone, playoffs now start 7/10

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SUN 6/5 (1:00PM) — Below is the latest and greatest roadmap. Since I’m making blanket updates, I’m not exactly sure if there were any changes to it since the first update. The only quirk in the overall schedule is that I had to force some matchups that were supposed to be based on standings for 6/26. That was due to scheduling quirks on 5/8, which caused some swapping around of the structure of the matchups. Scroll down or click on the link below to jump to the top of the roadmap.

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WED 5/11 (9:00PM) — Here’s the roadmap for the season for A/R-OAK. Please note, this the first draft and is subject to change, based on any unforeseen circumstances for this Sun 5/15. I should know by tomorrow night if there are any such quirks, such as a drastic special request that would cause disruption in the schedule.

With 10 teams, it is usually easiest if we split into two conferences whereby teams in the same conference have similar tipoff timeframes. Unfortunately I did not foresee doing this while matching up teams last week for Sun 5/8, so I had to work a little magic. More on that in a bit.

Incidentally, I have named the morning to early afternoon teams as “Eastern” conference since the sun rises in the East. So the later afternoon and evening teams will be in the “Western” conference. Remember, when we schedule an east team vs a west team, we have the 3p midpoint rule.

With all 10 teams playing each week, that means we finish the regular season with 7 games. Each team will play each of the 4 other teams in its conference for 4 games, during which one of the five teams in each conference will play each other for a cross-conference matchup each week.

So you can see we close out the 6th and 7th games with pure cross-conference, non-repeating, standings-based matchups. That makes things much more interesting as we head into the playoffs. However, with the blind scheduling from 5/8, I had to juggle a few matchups around to end up with the right 5 teams all being morning or afternoon. It’s hard to explain.

The good thing about what I did is that it is inherently difficult to have the West 1st place play the East 1st place (and so on) for two straight weeks. But now that I have forced two of these matchups and officially moved them to be two of the 5/8 matchups (which were really close games on 5/8), the remainder of the standings-based matchups have to work around the forced matchup, which allows for corrections of the “real” 1st place teams to play each other (for example) in the 7th week. Also, I just arbitrarily forced these games into the 2nd- and 3rd-place slots. It’s not like I expect EBAYC or Undrafted to be in 2nd place at the time. I just have to put that pre-defined matchup in one of the slots. Again, all very hard to explain. Don’t worry if you don’t get it. Just trust me that it all mathematically makes sense and is still fair.

With a 7-game regular season, that means if you finish .500 or better, you will have double-elimination status for the playoffs. If you finish below .500, you’ll have single-elimination. That yields the 8-game minimum season we have in Dream League.

You can see I matched up the actual 5/8 matchups to adhere to the structure of the 10-team schedule with all the morning and afternoon teams split up into their respective conferences.

Future blocks of games per week, even this Sun 5/15, could theoretically be juggled to accommodate a schedule quirk here or there. Should you be concerned with anything you see below, please email wylie(at)dreamleague(dot)org and we will explain or fix it.

Remember, in AAA-REC here I am trying to do my best to make sure teams are in the right divisions. Most of you teams are refugees from struggling in a higher AAA division, or you were dominant in REC. To maintain the integrity we are striving for, we encourage all teams to limit the tallest player to 6’2″, and only have one such big man at the 6’2″ height in the game at anytime (i.e., you could have two 6’2″ players, but only one may be on the court at one time). The idea is that if you had taller players, your team would’ve signed up for AAA-OAK, not A/R-OAK.

If you see red text with a line through it, it means that’s where the game was originally scheduled in a “perfect” template. However, special requests can move those games to other dates, such as denoted in bold green, and a series of swaps can occur, but the matchups will always be fixed. The number of red cross-outs should always equal the number of bold green adds.


Date Wk Code Matchup Notes
5/1 pre pre SOFT-LAUNCH OF 2011 SPRING-SUMMER SEASON
5/8 1 e1 at e2 Young Gunners at Dream A/R
5/8 1 e3 at e5 EBAYC at T-starz to 6/26
5/8 1 w1 at w2 Goonies (OAK) at Hoop Squad
5/8 1 w3 at w5 Arsenals at Undrafted to 6/26
5/8 1 w4 at e4 Wolf Pack at Kurruption
5/8 6i e2nd at w2nd EBAYC at Undrafted from 6/26
5/8 6i e3rd at w3rd T-starz at Arsenals (OAK) from 6/26
5/15 3 e4 at e1 Kurruption at Young Gunners
5/15 3 e2 at e3 Dream A/R at EBAYC
5/15 3 w4 at w1 Wolf Pack at Goonies (OAK)
5/15 3 w2 at w3 Hoop Squad at Arsenals (OAK)
5/15 3 w5 at e5 Undrafted at T-starz
5/22 2 e3 at e1 EBAYC at Young Gunners
5/22 2 e5 at e4 T-starz at Kurruption
5/22 2 w3 at w1 Arsenals (OAK) at Goonies (OAK)
5/22 2 w5 at w4 Undrafted at Wolf Pack
5/22 2 e2 at w2 Dream A/R at Hoop Squad
5/29 h holiday NO GAMES — MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
6/5 4 e1 at e5 Young Gunners at T-starz
6/5 4 e2 at e4 Dream A/R at Kurruption
6/5 4 w1 at w5 Goonies (OAK) at Undrafted
6/5 4 w2 at w4 Hoop Squad at Wolf Pack
6/5 4 e3 at w3 EBAYC at Arsenals (OAK)
6/12 5 e5 at e2 T-starz at Dream A/R
6/12 5 e4 at e3 Kurruption at EBAYC
6/12 5 w5 at w2 Undrafted at Hoop Squad
6/12 5 w4 at w3 Wolf Pack at Arsenals (OAK)
6/12 5 w1 at e1 Goonies (OAK) at Young Gunners
6/19 h holiday MAKEUP WEEKEND — FATHERS DAY
6/26 6i e1st at w1st Young Gunners at Wolf Pack standings-based
6/26 6i e2nd at w2nd EBAYC at Undrafted standings-based
6/26 6i e3rd at w3rd T-starz at Arsenals (OAK) standings-based
6/26 6i e4th at w4th Dream A/R at Goonies standings-based
6/26 6i e5th at w5th Kurruption at Hoop Squad standings-based
6/26 1 e3 at e5 EBAYC at T-starz from 5/8
6/26 1 w3 at w5 Arsenals at Undrafted from 5/8
7/3 h holiday NO GAMES — JULY 4TH WEEKEND
7/10 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1a: #11 at #6 add aaa-oak MOAK
7/10 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1a: #10 at #7
7/10 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1a: #9 at #8
7/10 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1: #5 at #4
7/10 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1b: Winner-#11/#6 at #3
7/10 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1b: Winner-#10/#7 at #2
7/10 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1b: Winner-#9/#8 at #1
7/17 p2 playoffs2 p2-WB: Winners Bracket
7/17 p2 playoffs2 p2-WB: Winners Bracket
7/17 p2 playoffs2 p2a-LB: Losers Bracket (7 teams) 7th vs 2nd
7/17 p2 playoffs2 p2a-LB: Losers Bracket (7 teams) 6th vs 3rd
7/17 p2 playoffs2 p2a-LB: Losers Bracket (7 teams) 5th vs 4th
7/17 p2 playoffs2 p2b-LB: Losers Bracket (dh for both teams) 7th/2nd vs 6th/3rd
7/17 p2 playoffs2 p2b-LB: Losers Bracket (vs highest seed) 5th/4th vs 1st
7/24 p3 playoffs3 p3-WB: Winners Bracket
7/24 p3 playoffs3 p3a-Upper-LB: Losers Bracket Final Four
7/24 p3 playoffs3 p3a-Upper-LB: Losers Bracket Final Four
7/24 p3 playoffs3 p3b-Upper-LB: Losers Bracket Final Four
7/24 p3 playoffs3 p3-Lower: Championship
7/31 p4 playoffs4 Upper: Last LB Game
7/31 p4 playoffs4 Upper: Championship
7/31 s signups SIGNUPS FOR 2011 FALL-WINTER BEGIN
8/7 p5 playoffs5 Upper: Repeat Champ (if nec)
8/7 m makeup MAKEUP/OVERFLOW WEEKEND
8/7 s signups SIGNUPS FOR 2011 FALL-WINTER CONTINUE
8/14 m makeup MAKEUP/OVERFLOW WEEKEND
8/14 s signups SIGNUPS FOR 2011 FALL-WINTER CONTINUE
8/21 m makeup MAKEUP/OVERFLOW WEEKEND
8/21 s signups SIGNUPS FOR 2011 FALL-WINTER CONTINUE
8/28 t tourney SAN JOSE TOURNAMENT???
8/28 s signups SIGNUPS FOR 2011 FALL-WINTER CONTINUE
9/4 h holiday LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
9/4 t tourney SAN JOSE TOURNAMENT???
9/4 s signups SIGNUPS FOR 2011 FALL-WINTER CONTINUE
9/11 s signups SIGNUPS FOR 2011 FALL-WINTER CONTINUE
9/11 t tourney LAS VEGAS TOURNAMENT
9/11 n new 2011 FALL-WINTER SOFT-LAUNCH
9/18 n new 2011 FALL-WINTER HARD-LAUNCH