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Yahoo standings tie-breaker rules

Postby 3x2x » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:34 am

I just checked Yahoo's tie-break rules and am quite surprised to find this out:
If at the end of the season, two or more players in a Head-to-Head League finish tied in the standings, the following system is used to break the tie:

1. Overall winning percentage.
2. Highest winning percentage in Week 21.
3. Highest winning percentage in Week 20.
4. Highest winning percentage in Week 19.
5. Highest winning percentage in Week 18.
6. Highest winning percentage in Week 17.
7. Highest winning percentage in Week 16.
8. Highest winning percentage in Week 15.
9. Highest winning percentage in Week 14.
10. Highest winning percentage in Week 13.
11. Highest winning percentage in Week 12.
12. Highest winning percentage in Week 11.
13. Highest winning percentage in Week 10.
14. Highest winning percentage in Week 9.
15. Highest winning percentage in Week 8.
16. Highest winning percentage in Week 7.
17. Highest winning percentage in Week 6.
18. Highest winning percentage in Week 5.
19. Highest winning percentage in Week 4.
20. Highest winning percentage in Week 3.
21. Highest winning percentage in Week 2.
22. Highest winning percentage in Week 1.
23. Random "coin flip."

I thought all along the 1st tiebreak for this was h2h record between the tied teams? Overall winning percentage seems useless, since the tied teams would have the same winning percentage anyway right? So then the emphasis is how well you close the regular season out?
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Re: Yahoo standings tie-breaker rules

Postby RedHopeful » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:53 pm

I'm not sure I've ever ended up in a tie when making the playoffs but the overall winning % doesn't make sense does it? You either have the same record (and thus a tie) or not. :-?
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Re: Yahoo standings tie-breaker rules

Postby Fenris-77 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:41 pm

Nope, I don't get how you cuold be tied in the standings and have a different win%. In fact, the opposite seems to be true, teams with the same win% often aren't tied in the standings.

Unless this tie-break, or at least step 1, is designed for leagues where you win the week, not individual categories. Then step one makes perfect sense. Leagues with individual cat wins just go straight to step 2 I guess.
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Re: Yahoo standings tie-breaker rules

Postby silentjim » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:02 pm

I haven't done the math, but I would guess based on rounding and ties that it's possible for two people to have the same win percentage and therefore tied in the standings even though they shouldn't technically be the same if you carried out the math. This doesn't seem like an explanation for 1 in the tie break system though.
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