I'd also like to make 2 other proposals based on Yahoo!'s settings:
Proposed Amendment #2:
Playoff ties will be broken using by overall playoff seed
Reasoning: Our constitution states that when something is not covered we'll use the default Yahoo! settings. So I'd like to make this formalized.
I just saw that there are 2 options for breaking a tie in a playoff series:
- overall playoff seed or
- by the team with the better regular season head-to-head record against their playoff opponent.
In as deep a league like where we only play each other once (and sometimes another team 2x) using head-to-head record from a single week (which is, of course, subject to variance, luck, IRL schedules, fluke injuries, etc.) makes less sense to me than overall record. Whereas overall record (i.e. playoff seed) is a much better gauge of a season-long success.
(In the NBA where you might play another team 3-5 times h2h record makes more sense.)
Theorhetically in our league a team could lose a single category all year, go 209-1-10 (i.e. undefeated in 18 weeks, and 0-1-10 in the other week), get the top seed and lose a 5-5 series (even in the title round) against the #8 seed who happened to be the team to beat them 1-0-10.
That seems out of whack.... IMO ties should go to the team with the better overall record (ie. higher playoff seed).
I don't know that we've ever had this problem but would rather avoid it.