The new playoff format - specifically, the wildcard/crossover rule
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02-27-2013, 12:46 PM
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I do not like the idea of teams ever being able to "choose" their playoff opponents in that way. The one given in my suggestion is that first place earns you the right to stay in your own conference for the first round and you play the bottom playoff team from your conference.
So - if you finish first and five teams total make the playoffs from your conference, then you don't play fourth, you play fifth as they have fewer points.
And - if you finish first and only three teams total make the playoffs from your conference, then you're not forced into a crossover series, you play third and stay in your conference.
With the wild card, I hope if it goes through it ONLY applies when 5 teams from one division get in and 3 from the other. If it is 4 and 4, do not have any cross-over. Just have 1v4, 2v3 and the winners play.
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