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fleafounder Admin Sep 12 '75

Click on the Playoffs subtab of the League tab during your final regular season week for a detailed breakdown of possible playoff scenarios.

You'll see your odds of making the playoffs, winning the division, and earning a 1st round bye.

You'll also see what needs to happen for those outcomes by mousing-over the % value.

How is this calculated?

By simulating every conceivable win-loss outcome for your league's final regular season week.

Please note that this analysis doesn't account for changes in total points tiebreakers (so if you hold a slim lead in Total Points Scored and your league relies on that tiebreaker, this analysis assumes you'll continue to hold that lead after next week).

So it might say that you've been eliminated when you still have a shot at overtaking another team in total points scored.

How is this different from the clinching symbols on the standings page?

The clinch symbols on the standings page use a very simple analysis relying on current win-loss and number of games remaining. They do not factor future schedules into account. The playoffs page will have more accurate results.


Volt Sep 15 '75

It is nice to have an explanation now for those who didn't want to take the time to look at all the tiebreaker rules and such.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work 100% of the time. I am in a league where there is a 4 way tie for the last spot and it simply says [None] in the tiebreaker explanation. It does have the odds of getting that last spot (plus a possibility that the 5th place guy could drop out of the playoffs as well), but no explanation as to why the rankings are the way they are. Maybe this is an issue where there are just too many possibilities to list in the space provided.

ssuperflash Sep 15 '75

Yeah, I saw this, too. There is a scramble for for the last playoff spots in my league, and it would nice to see the scenarios.

fleafounder Admin Sep 17 '75

Can you post links please?

As it says on the mouse-over, this analysis doesn't account for PF/PA tiebreakers.