2011 Fall Sundays A/R-SJ Playoff Bracket

WED 11/16 (1:15PM) — Here’s the updated bracket for this Sun 11/20. Notice that in the Losers Bracket, we have already had a #4 vs #5 matchup, therefore, we can’t have the top seed #3 go up against #7 (which would leave the #4 vs #5 repeat matchup). Instead, we give the #3 seed the next-lowest seed to match up against, which is #5. So we have #3 vs #5 and #4 vs #7.

The reason why we do this is because if #4 vs #5 happens again (and it is not the only possible matchup remaining), then we would be rendering their first matchup useless in this double-elimination format. In any case, we have a mini-final-four in the Losers Bracket anyways. In other words, the best team amongst these four will be the last one standing anyway.

I know there are many differing philosophies out there on what’s fair, and I’m not saying my way is necessarily the best, but in my opinion the finality of the last team standing amongst a Final Four outweighs that of forcing a matchup that already occurred. And I can almost guarantee you that any other commish out there wouldn’t even bother or know to bother to even ponder this, but here’s an example where in Dream League, it’s all a by-product of trying to put the best on-court experience you can have out there this Sunday (i.e., who really wants a repeat matchup in the playoffs when it can be avoided and justified in at least a reasonably fair way?)…

TUE 11/15 (6:30PM) — Here’s the A/R-SJ playoff  bracket as of this past Sun 11/13. As we announced on Twitter, Freddie will be updating recaps and final scores from 11/13 tonight. Right now, we’re just sort of a slow-moving blob. Sorry about that, better than nothing…