Playoff Setting of 7 Teams/1 Bye
Can you guys please add a playoff setting of 7 teams, 1 bye.
where the top overall seed of the regular season were to earns a bye for the first round of the playoffs instead of playing the 8th seed. after the first round bye the #1 seed would play the winner of the #4 and #5 seed matchup in the 2nd round. while the rest of the playoffs continues the same as if it were on an 8 team playoff setting.
It would be nice to add an incentive to be the top overall seed but I feel like having 2 byes is too much. Cause at the moment my league is 8 team playoffs, no byes. and I am falling into the issue of people tanking late in the season to bottom of the league teams because they dont care or want the #1 seed becuase there is no incentive. I am ware that there is a setting of 6 teams, 2 byes but I feel that is too many byes and too few teams making the playoffs.
If you can please please please add a 7 team, 1 bye setting that would be great and help legitimize the idea of the 7 team, 1 bye playoff setting.
Chris Demarchi commented
Agreed! This seems like a simple fix to the playoff settings.
Nick Wood commented
Voted! Moved my league from ESPN to Yahoo. ESPN had this as an option, really surprised that Yahoo doesnt.
I wanted to suggest this idea too. It's such a no-brainer and seems easy to implement!
Erick Sousa commented
This is the reason I am here as well. Bringing a league over from another site and that is how we have done it for 12 years. Need to make it happen for this league!
My league has a requested this too. A manual way to do it would be to make it 8 teams and have the commissioner bench everybody on the 8th seed's team. Only that would prevent the 8 seed from playing in consolation bracket.
Sam Irani commented
Please adjust it to 14 team league to have 7 team playoffs w 1 bye... Been complaining about this for years... Please fix it asap
Carl Consing commented
Came here for this. We'd like 7 team playoffs for our league as well.
John smith commented
great idea! I could use it in my league too! Please add this!!