The new playoff format - specifically, the wildcard/crossover rule
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02-28-2013, 12:17 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Brooklyn, New NY
Originally Posted by
Parker, similar things happen with the current set up.
Carolina has 19 points and would host a team with 24.
Two teams with 26 points would play one another in the 4-5 match.
Thats why the crossover is useless. Schedule should be weighted towards your division, and playoffs should all be determined by division. Some divisions will have teams with less points, buy that's fine because the point is to win your division and then play the other division champions.
No different than in baseball when they only had four divisions and you had to win your division to make the playoffs. Some divisions were better than others.
But if they are doing a crossover, they could just do this. Have the division leader with the better record face the wildcard team with the worse record and just have the other wildcard team go to the other division. Once the other wildcard team is added, then have the division leader face the team with the worse record--and not strictly the wildcard team.
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