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.
Jeff Forester commented
My League joined yahoo a few years ago because it seems to be the most user friendly site. My league is a Head to Head league and we've always had the following tie breaker rules;
1. H2H record
2. Division Record
3. Points for.
4. Points against
5. Conference Record
6. Coin Flip
If you could somehow incorporate some or all of these options under league settings next year that would be helpful. If not, at the very least, allow the league commissioner to alter the playoff brackets so we can keep with our leagues current tie breaker rules.
This year we had a tie for our last playoff spot and the wrong team was slotted into the playoffs because I couldn't change the brackets. it's caused a headache with an easy solution for all i'm concerned.
For the second straight year I have had to reinvent the wheel as well... The fact I have to jump in my DeLorean and go back to the future (great scott!) and add points to certain teams in order to get playoff matchups correct has me so infuriated that I will be taking my league to either ESPN or CBS next year. I didn't even mention the fact they butchered the pickem on more than one occasion as well. I get the fact it is a free service to us, but I'm sure they charge a pretty penny to advertisers...
I created this on August 5, and here we are in the Playoffs again, and I'm doing the exact same BS I had to do last year. There's plenty of support for this idea, and seems like it would take 30 seconds to fix.
I'd really like to know the flawed logic that was used to block commissioners from altering the playoff schedule. So let me get this straight. I can alter the scoring to manipulate results to create playoff matchups. I can manipulate the schedule at any point during the regular season, which means I could theoretically play the same team every week. But some genius decided it was unfair to manipulate the playoff schedule? Explain why this obvious error hasn't been fixed yet!!
I have a 14 team league, would like to have my championship be 6 and my consolation be 8 so that everybody plays. right now the bottom 2 teams dont get to fight in the consolation. Same deal with my 10 team league, it's 4 and 4 and the bottom 2 dont play. Either way we need more flexibility in playoff structures. I also wouldn't mind a 12 team playoff format where top 4 teams get byes.
Todd Clapp commented
Spot on. This site will be inferior to other sites until more options are added. Also I think that you should even be able to change the scoring type when championship & consolation brackets start. We have a 14 team league & 6 make it in, I want to keep the scoring type the same for the championship bracket as it was in the season (1st & 2nd get byes with normal head to head matchups). But in the consolation bracket, I want to make it to where the other 8 teams are all in it & the top 4 scoring teams in the 1st round advance to the 2nd round (which only 6 can play in it now with the 7th & 8th place teams undeserving getting byes) & then go back to normal head to head matchups in the rest of the consolation playoffs.
Why is there a consolation bracket for all other playoff types but the 8-team?
Agreed, please allow the playoffs to be customized
Nathan Grewe commented
I agree! We were just talking about this in our league!
Agree completely here. This is a major concern with my league using Yahoo in the future. As some of the others suggested here below - the option to adjust playoff matchups, time frame and points would be easy fixes and immensely improve Yahoo's Fantasy Football.
My league allows the final playoff seed to be the highest scoring team without a "playoff caliber" record - an excellent way to allow teams who face terrible luck to make the playoffs with a quality team.
Yahoo - please address this area asap - even if allowing manual adjustment of match-ups this year. You can do it during the regular season, so the programming has to be built already.
I couldn't agree more. I've spent the better part of 2 hours trying to figure this out on your site. Since your playoff rules don't match our league rules, we will have to track manually to some level. Here's hoping you still score each team during the playoffs or it will be a nightmare. This should be quite simple.
Jumping on the bandwagon here... been using Yahoo for a few years now and the lack of flexibility with playoff bracket adjustments is ridiculous. The policies for ranking teams then seeding them in the playoffs is too restrictive and doesn't match the rules of many leagues. Seems like it would be easy to allow commissioners to adjust the brackets as their rules see fit.
Would this idea also allow for duplicate players to play against each other?
League 1 Team A drafts Peyton Manning
League 2 Team B drafts Peyton Manning
Both Teams find themselves playing each other in the playoffs... Both with Peyton Manning
I like the idea, it really helps for leagues that are quite large (A lot of people interested in playing). But I agree with Jonathan, both leagues better be scoring the same because that could be a headache in a half... IMO
This seems like an obvious fix. The fact that they didn't think of this already makes me question their judgment.
Kevin Dawes commented
I'm in a 14 person head to head league with 6 play-off spots. It would be far more fair if at least the last two play-off spots were given to the remaining teams with the highest points. Every year there is one or two teams that score a ton but get super unlucky with the schedule and miss the play-offs even though they have far more points than several team above them. At least this way, even if you are unlucky enough to constantly be matched up against teams scoring super high, you would still have a chance to control your own destiny into the play-offs if you have been putting up big numbers all year. These last two spots could be considered "wild-card" teams or whatever. In the settings under play-offs, you could just have a spot to enter "number of wild-card teams (based only on points)" - or something.
Yahoo, you have a seriously great product, keep the tweaks coming to keep it fresh and continue to improve things.
Mike Mayer commented
I agree, making the playoffs season more customizable including the tiebreakers. Seems as though this would be an easy fix.
I've played FF since 1990 and a commish since 1992. From a commish standpoint, regular season tie games are actually good because they make the standings way more interesting. Of course, in the postseason they are a problem. There are actually two kinds of ties--game ties and standings ties. Tie games are a tie between two teams FOR THAT WEEK (whether they are regular season or postseason is irrelevent). Standings ties are ties between two or more teams FOR THE SEASON. Game ties should be broken by criteria that occurred that week first--not criteria over the whole season. Season ties should broken by criteria only concerning the teams tied games vs each other--not criteria for the whole season vs all opponents. Beyond that, there will be lots of disagreement.
Having a bye during the first week of the playoffs is a reward for the top seeded team.
Being scheduled to play against the 8th seeded team is a reward for the top seeded team.
This seems like an easy fix. Why shouldn't the Commish be able to set the playoff bracket manually?
Agree with this! make it happen yahoo!!!
Also an option available on other sites is giving a team "home field advantage". The higher seeded team is awarded a free amount of points (like 3 or so) for finishing with a higher record. We voted as a league this year and wanted to have this as an option, but I see that there was no option for this. This is just one example of a simple option that could be available on Yahoo, but is not.