zimmer4141, on Wednesday, August 9th, 2006, 7:36 AM, said:
OK, here are the things I didn't like about this year, and what I feel should be changed somehow, doesn't have to be how I want it.1. Tiebreakers. I hated the fact that someone got a higher seed and huge advantage simply because they won one more game against a conference opponent and lost one more against a non-conference opponent.My proposed remedy: Change the schedule. 3 games against division opponents, play all conference opponents once, 4 games against other conference. That way almost all tiebreakers can be solved by Head to head.2. Playoffs. 1 game in a 5 game series is too big of a lead IMO.My proposed remedy: Make it a 7 game series with a 1 game advantage to the higher seeded team.Other than that, I don't think the league needs to be changed much. It ran smoothly, with few problems.
Tiebreakers shouldn't be that hard if we follow the NFL rules which are....DIVISION WINNERS1. Head-to-Head2. Division Record3. Common Games4. Conference Record5. Strength of Victory
Definition: A part of the NFL's tiebreaking proceedure, strength of victory is figured by calculating the combined winning percentage of the opponents a team has beaten. Examples: If two teams end with identical records, combine the records of the opponents in each of the team's wins and calculate the total winning percentage. The team whose opponents have the higher winning percentage wins the tiebreaker. 6. Strength of Schedule7. One game playoff
If three or more teams in the same division finish with identical records, the following tiebreakers will be used, in this order, until a champion is determined.1. Head-to-Head2. Division Record3. Common Games4. Conference Record5. Strength of Victory6. Strength of Schedule7. One game playoff*If two clubs remain tied after a third is eliminated during any step, the tie breaker reverts to step 1 of the two-team format. WILD-CARDIf two or more teams finish the season tied for one of the two Wild-Card berths, one of the following scenarios will apply. If the tied teams are from the same division, the divisional tie breaker above is used. If the tied teams are from different divisions, the following tiebreakers are used: Two Teams1. Head-to-Head2. Conference Record3. Common Games (minimum of four)4. Strength of Victory5. Strength of Schedule
6. One game playoffThree or More Teams*If two clubs remain tied after a third is eliminated during any step, the tie breaker reverts to step 1 of the two-team format. Start by eliminating all but the highest ranked club in each division by using the divisional tiebreaker above. After the field has been narrowed to no more than one team from each division, the following tiebreakers are used: 1. Head-to-Head2. Conference Record3. Common Games (minimum of four)4. Strength of Victory5. Strength of ScheduleWild-Card tie breakers are also used to determine home-field advantage. Zimmy, my proposed tiebreakers would eliminate the need for all that and with just one more game added it wouldn't be that confusing.