Sunday REC-OAK+ Upper 2012 Winter-Spring Playoff Brackets

WED 3/14 (1:00PM) — Here are the playoff seedings for REC-O+. Remember, at the start of the season we said you may have no more than two impact players from a higher division. That’s why we called it REC-O+ (REC-Oakland Upper) and relegated the remainder of “pure” REC teams (no players from higher divisions) to OAK-PM and OAK-AM, which we have split even further if you go look on those Playoff Bracket pages. We moved Pure Supremacy and Kurruption up. Also, Tone Team was expelled due to their spectator altercation in the parking lot, which posed a safety threat to the league. To see the standings, please use the League Navigator on in right-hand panel of this website. We’ll post playoff brackets later…

  1. Heartbreak Kids (4-2) — won Western Conf, won h2h vs TmCh
  2. Franchize (2-4) — won Eastern Conference
  3. Team China (4-2)
  4. JS23 REC (3-2) — no h2h vs Drg, won common opp (2-1 vs HBK/SQ/CrlK) vs Drg
  5. Dragon (3-2) — no h2h vs JS23, lost common opp (1-2 vs HBK/SQ/CrlK) vs JS23
  6. Cereal Killers (3-3)
  7. SQ (2-4)
  8. BlackCatz (1-5) — won h2h vs LaoR
  9. LaoRu (+) (1-5) — lost h2h vs BlkC

Dream League uses the NFL Wild-Card Tiebreaker system, which basically means (1) head-to-head results, (2) record vs common opponents, (3) strength-of-victory (we interpret that as point differential in games won, then overall point differential), and (4) the rarely used strength-of-schedule. As with the NFL Wild-Card system, you compare teams within your conference first, then outside of your conference. Teams that finish below other teams in the same conference cannot finish higher than that team, therefore, the tiebreaker process starts all over again at the top after you’ve eliminated each successive team from a tiebreaker.