greyone wrote:Although I voted to get rid of playoffs. Mostly because I am curious and the setup of Octagon returners and demotees lends itself to not having a 6th, 5th or 4th seed surprise its way to the top in H2H.
All your thoughts are well-expressed, just wanted to jump in and make sure everybody understands the "Octagon WITH Playoffs" we've been using for 4 years doesn't actually count the Playoff winners as "winners" but as just another week in the season. The recent "Playoff" debate had only to do with whether the higher ranked teams (i.e. Top 6 in each league) tend to play each other in the final weeks or whether they randomly match up against any teams active or dead. Basically, its whether to extend the "regular" season through to the end or whether to set the higher teams to play each other toward the end. Either way, we use cumulative full season win-loss percentage to determine final standings. The "Playoffs" per se have nothing to do with Octagon final H2H standings and never have ... so, in that sense, its really not a big progressive move to eliminate the "Playoffs" as the "Playoffs" have never actually counted as "Playoffs" in Octagon H2H.
Switching gears, I'm outrageously GEEKED to get this started. I have almost no idea who half the players are who were taken past round 10 in the 2010 Cafe Mock Draft but that just adds to my level of geekedness. Oh yeah baby, let's do this thing we do!