Rich_Martin Dec 04 '12
My league has two divisions of 5 teams. The top three teams in each division make the playoffs, with the two division winners each getting a first round bye. The remaining four teams enter the consolation bracket.
The problem I have is this: even with the teams split into two divisions, the teams are ranked as one group. Thus when the playoff bracket was created, there were four teams in from one division and only two from the other. Additionally, had the correct six teams been entered, the bracket would likely have been inaccurate because of the teams being seeded as one large group.
Is it possible to rank the teams within their divisions, rather than as one large group, thus eliminating the need to rearrange the playoff bracket every year? This would also make the in-season playoff information (asterisks, 'x's, 'y's and 'o's next to team names) accurate.
At this point I tell my owners to ignore the "ranking" during the season and to wait for me to update the playoff bracket manually.