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Division Winners to get Bye or 2 Best Records (1 Viewer)

GOroute

Footballguy
So many leagues now have divisions and sometimes those divisions dictate the Bye. For example, 2 6 team divisions. Division winners get bye and next 4 teams get Wildcard. The problem is 1 division could be top heavy. So 2 9-4 teams in 1 division and only one gets a bye. Whereas other division, a 7-6 team gets a bye, but is 2 games back & many points back of the 9-4 teams.

A thought is division winners earn say 5% of the pot and the byes go to the 2 best records. What is your thoughts on this?

 

FUBAR

Footballguy
Whatever your owners vote for.

But I usually would give the byes to division winners, assuming they play more games within their division than out.

Reason being, sometimes one division could be better than the other and teams lose more because of that. Like the SEC.

 
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blake

Footballguy
Whatever your owners vote for.

But I usually would give the byes to division winners, assuming they play more games within their division than out.

Reason being, sometimes one division could be better than the other and teams lose more because of that. Like the SEC.
Yeah, I think an unbalanced schedule is very important and this instance is why. With divisions, I would suggest having an unbalanced schedule where teams are playing other teams in their division more games than non-division teams so division winners have earned it by defeating divisional foes.

 

Ripper

Footballguy
in our 10 team dynasty league, our division winners get a bye. We play 8 division games (each team in our division twice) and 5 non division games ( each team in the other division once)

 

Hoosier16

Footballguy
If you want to give the byes to the two best records rather than division winners, what is the reason for having divisions? You might as well eliminate them.

 

ShockTheMonkey

Footballguy
So many leagues now have divisions and sometimes those divisions dictate the Bye. For example, 2 6 team divisions. Division winners get bye and next 4 teams get Wildcard. The problem is 1 division could be top heavy. So 2 9-4 teams in 1 division and only one gets a bye. Whereas other division, a 7-6 team gets a bye, but is 2 games back & many points back of the 9-4 teams.

A thought is division winners earn say 5% of the pot and the byes go to the 2 best records. What is your thoughts on this?
That is what distinguishes leagues that have divisions from leagues that don't. What other reason would there be for having divisions?

 

Interseptopus

Footballguy
Division winners.

Gives a meaning to the regular season.

Otherwise, what's the point of divisions?

If you don't like it, do away with divisions and then the top two teams get byes. Simple solution

 
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bleachercreacher

Footballguy
We use the two highest point scores in the playoffs. Playoffs are decided by record, other than the last spot which is the highest point scorer not in the playoffs. I understand that this possibly isn't the best way, but we had a situation one year that led us to vote this way.

 

footballnerd

Footballguy
not only could one division be weaker, but they would play each other in the first two rounds of the playoffs in many leagues. Could be an extremely easy route for the #1 seed on that side.

Sorry to hijack but should the playoff brackets have the 1, 3, and 6 seed on the same side in a bracket with byes? or should it be 1, 4 and 5?

 
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Sarnoff

Footballguy
Giving the bye to a 7 - 6 team over a 9 - 4 team is dumb.
Not all the time. Perhaps the two 9-4 teams are in an otherwise weak division. In a 13 week season, they play each division opponent twice and have 3 OOD games. Say the 9-4 teams beat up on their division rivals and go 9-1 in the division (each losing only to the other, splitting their head-to-head series). Then they get beat up against the other division, which is full of great teams that beat up on each other endlessly. Why should the 9-4 team that skated to an easy second-place finish by smoking his weak rivals get in ahead of the best of the best in a close fought other division?

The point of division winners getting the bye is that the teams within each play similar schedules against each other. That's a better indicator of the "better" team.

 

DoubleG

Footballguy
in our 10 team dynasty league, our division winners get a bye. We play 8 division games (each team in our division twice) and 5 non division games ( each team in the other division once)
This is exactly our format as well. Love it.

As many have said, why have divisions if you DONT do it this way?

 

Insein

Footballguy
We have divisions, but it's more for making an even schedule than anything. Top 2 teams get the bye.

 

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