Manual Playoff Seeding for Each Round
Our league is considering a rule change to do manual seeding of the playoffs this year for each round as we want to allow the highest seed in each round to pick their opponents of that specific round.
1) 3 Seed picks between 4-6 for first round
2) 1 Seed picks between the two winners of the first round
Patrick McKillop commented
First-year with Yahoo.... previously on CBS Sportsline for 15 years. Our league allows the top seed to choose their opponent. It's an advantage rewarded for being a Top-Seeded Team in a Round.
For the Semi-Final Round, the #1 Seed fresh off their bye gets to choose from the 2 winners of the Opening Round. I was able to change the seedings in the 1st Round to allow the #3 Seed to choose their opponent. But the reseeding option is now locked down for the Semi-Final Round.
CBS allows the Commissioner to set the Playoff Matchups, it was very easy. It seems like a nice option to add. At this point, our Semi-Final Matchups will be different than the Website. Maybe we will get lucky and the Final Game will matchup, but upsets will have to happen. We are still able to track the scoring, but the matchups being different than the website is not ideal.
Wes Hall commented
The ability to manually edit the playoffs allows for a huge variety of playoff formats and in my opinion is the most glaring issue miss on Yahoo’s part to date. Love Yahoo, league in its 11th year, just really need this change for 2019!!
Bob Stevens commented
I would love to have the ability to manually edit the playoff bracket weekly for the same reasons
Aaron Stiefel commented
Yes! Why can't we update the seeding each week? See other post "Manual Playoff Seeding for Each Round."
Aaron Stiefel commented
I 2nd this idea. Why can't these be editable throughout the playoffs? Please allow this function through all levels of the playoffs: "Edit Playoff Seeds Availablity: Post Regular Season, Pre-Playoffs, League Types: Head Changes made here override current playoff seeding options."
I know it's possible to set the playoffs manually before they start, but why isn't it possible for the commish to set the playoff matchups each week? I am in a league on CBS where the number 3 seed gets to pick if they play 4, 5, or 6. Then, the 1 seed gets to pick if they play 2 or one of the winners from the previous week. It's not fair to get stuck playing a lower seed who maybe had some injuries but come playoff time they have a juggernaut.
The game won't support this league rule.