Different head to head scoring option
I would like to set up a league where 1 "win" is awarded for head to head play and 1 "win" is awarded to the top half of point scorers for the week. In other words, you could lose your head to head matchup, but still get "win" for being in the top half of scorers for the week. This would allow a win/loss record to be inclusive of head to head wins, as well as scoring consistency for the season. To balance things out, you would need to award a "loss" to a team not scoring in the top half in pints for the week, thus you could go 2-0, 1-1 or 0-2 for the week. A truer picture will be shown at the end of the regular season and would allow the best teams to make the playoffs.
So, let's think about an 8-team league. During some week of the season, the 8 teams score these points:
172, 149, 137, 100, 100, 100, 95, 91
How many wins/losses will you allocate to the 3 teams which each scored 100 points ?
If every team plays every team each week, then those 3 teams all tie each other.
But how do you award a win to the top half of the teams in this situation ?
I want to know if there is a way to set up the league to play 2 head to head games each week. It would also be nice to have an option in the schedule for divisions to set up the number of games played between teams in the same division. The first question helps eliminate when you’re the 2nd highest scoring team that week and you lose the highest scoring team that week.
John Sofillas commented
I couldn't agree with this concept any more. This needs to be implemented or at least an option for leagues to choose. Our long term league now would change to this format in a heartbeat! Make this change Yahoo PLEASE!!!
Ryan Tate commented
I've pitched this idea for my league for five years. It's seems like a logical way to eliminate the "luck" of head-to-head. Plus, it get rids of the old adage "That's just fantasy," when a team that scores the second most points in a week gets a loss, despite outscoring everyone in the league, except for one team.