Playoffs - Odd number of teams
This playoff format would allow for an odd number of teams in the playoffs. Currently, this is not an option for playoff formats.
At the very least, there should be an option for 2 week playoff matchups. I have been playing on Yahoo for over 10 years and this is long overdue. Every year this basic feature is left out and disappoints everyone in our league.
There was an attempted solution in 2017. Go down about 7 posts.
Shawn McAlister commented
This is the number 1 issue and its been on here since 2014? The Playoff formats need to be more detailed. For me, If youre in a 14 team league, you should have the option to go 4,6,7, or 8 playoff teams and ALL should have the option for a consolation bracket. 4,6,and 8 are obvious but a 7 team playoff would award a bye to only the top team. In the consolation bracket, you should have 2 options: Winners Advance or Losers Advance. Winners if you give a prize to the consolation winner or for draft purposes, or Losers advance if you do something for the team who comes in dead last. Im not a software engineer or anything, but I feel that expanding the playoff options to include this basis isn't a tall task.
Michael Kaplan commented
This has been gathering feedback from Dec 15 of 2014 with no solution? the #1 topic...
Jared MacGowan commented
WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU NOT OFFER CONSOLATION BRACKETS FOR 8 TEAM PLAYOFF LEAGUES?
Jared MacGowan commented
For the love of god Yahoo.....please listen to this. Horrible!!!!
MattTruss Truss commented
In a 14 team can we be allowed to skip the bye weeks in the consolation bracket? I want 6 teams in the Championship bracket and 8 in the Consolation bracket. Can this be accommodated?
Yahoo - why lock out Commissioners after the 1st week? I run a bracket where the losers advance. I still won't be able to customize the teams after the 1st week. Either allow a loser-advances option for playoffs or full commissioner customization through all playoff weeks.
You’ve asked for it for years and we’ve finally got it!
Commissioners now have the ability to edit seeds for the first round of the playoffs. This will help leagues that want to implement custom tiebreakers for the players. Some examples we have heard from users:
Set up a divisional playoff bracket (make sure to turn playoff reseeding off if you want this).
Allow top 4 seeds based on record and 5th and 6th seeds are then based on total points.
IMPORTANT: We will open the tool one week before the playoffs for your league and the setting will lock once the games start.
WHERE: This tool will appear under the commish tools as ‘Edit Playoff Seeds’ under the ‘Schedules & Playoffs’ area, in both the web version and the app You can find it by searching ‘Edit Playoff Seeds’ too!
HOW: The tool itself is very self-explanatory, so give it a go! Just remember to save when you’re done shuffling your managers around. This feature is available for all private leagues.
BUT, I’M STILL CONFUSED: Let us know if you have any questions here in the community. It’s new for us too, but we’ll help you get that optimal playoff bracket.
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Yohanny Orellana commented
I am just encountering this problem with playoffs approaching. This is ridiculous that we are not allowed full control of playoffs. I am also in a 14 team league with two divisions. Please fix this Yahoo. I love this app over all other formats but this will question our commitment for next year to Yahoo. Please fix asap. Thank you
Ryan Serowski commented
How was the number one problem on here not fixed yet? All I want to do is get back to using Yahoo if they would just let the commish set up who plays who in the playoffs.....
John C commented
This is FIRST ranked. Why oh why are you ignoring this Yahoo?
Kenny p commented
We play in a 14 team league and would like the option for 7 teams to make the playoffs. It would function exactly like an 8 team playoff format, except the 1st place team after regular season gets a bye in week 14. It is simple, easy to put in place, and allows a 14 team league to simulate a 12 team league where 50% make the playoffs.
I made a similar post a few weeks back. My 16 team league wants a 10 team playoff with 1-6 getting a bye and 7-10 in a wild card round. I have checked and ESPN offers it.. we are jumping ship if the option isn't available for the 2017 season
garrett wake commented
10 years later...
Yes I love this, I'd love if I can go 7 playoff teams where onnly 1 team gets a bye instead of 2
Make the consolation bracket optional. It screws up true end of year standings when users look at them for the following seasons draft order.
Arun Thulasi commented
Couldn't agree more. Our league has a 6 team playoff bracket (in a 12 team, 4 division league) where all division winners get seeded 1-4. Seeds 5 and 6 are wild cards based purely on points so that anyone in a tough division or a bad schedule gets by.
Most other sports sites provide this feature, can't imagine why Yahoo hasn't. Any updates on this one?
K Smith commented
Yahoo can easy increase the number of teams from 10 to 12.
Steve Huslig commented
Football uses 10 as the default for the number of teams in a league and that's why they have the playoffs set up as 4x4
You can always create your own league with the number of teams and playoff settings you want next season.