Setting up your league's end-of-year tournament.
In weekly head-to-head matchup leagues there is a single-elimination playoff to determine the league champion at the end of every season
Yes, the commissioner will have the option to place whatever teams they want into the playoffs after the regular season ends. Go to
League >> Settings >> Edit Playoff Seeds.
Note This option will not show up until the last game of the regular season is finalized
The NFL re-seeds after every round so that the worst-seeded team will always match up against the highest-seeded remaining team in the next round. If you select to re-seed, your league will also reseed.
For example, in a six-team playoff tournament with the top two teams getting byes, if the #3 seed faced the #6 seed in the first round and the #6 seed won, they would automatically face the #1 seed. If the #3 seed won, they would face the #2 seed with the winner of the #4 vs. #5 matchup facing the #1 seed in the 2nd round. (This is exactly how the NFL does it.)
If you don't re-seed, the playoff bracket will remain “fixed” throughout, just like it does in the NBA and NHL playoffs.
Yes. The consolation bracket is automatically scheduled. There is also a third-place game involving the losers of the semi-final round.
A “toilet bowl” is a playoff tournament where the losers advance. There's no explicit support for this, but the commissioner can manually advance the loser every week by going to
League >> Settings >> Edit Past Box Score.
Fleaflicker's playoffs system mirrors the NFL's. Division winners are given the top seeds. The best remaining teams (wildcards) are seeded next. First round byes are awarded to the top teams, if necessary. Check your league's
Power & Playoff Rank tiebreakers to see how seeds are determined.
If you go to the playoff bracket (
League >> Playoffs), there is a detailed breakdown of the tiebreakers (and playoff scenarios).
Can I edit the bracket so teams play just their division before the championship (like conferences)?
No, we currently do not offer a way to do this, sorry.
Yes, consolation games count towards your Fleaflicker record under the overall column in the user page, but they do not count towards your playoff record.