Tuesday, November 09, 2010

3FL Standings (after S10: Week 9)


  1. Road To The Playoffs:

    While the three 1-win teams are not yet mathematically eliminated, their fate is nearly sealed.

    Consider that to earn a playoff spot, you have to beat four other players. There are currently six 6-win teams that they cannot beat. That means they have to beat 4 of the other 5 teams.

    Add to this that three of the non-6-win teams are in the same division. For the Marauders and Vipers, this means at least one of their adversaries will win the East and be seeded higher. So, the Marauders and Vipers have to beat all four other non-6-win teams in order to make the playoffs... including the 5-4 Stiletto Stompers.

    To put it simply, the Marauders and Vipers need to win out the rest of the season and they need the Stompers to lose out the rest of the season to even have a chance.

    The Dumbbums have a slightly higher probability given that they can still theoretically take the East. If they don't, they're even worse off than the Marauders and Vipers because they don't have a tie on the books to beat out the Stompers if it comes to that - meaning they would have to also outscore them by 137 points over the next 4 weeks.

    What's bad for them is good for the 6-win teams. They only have to beat out either Bev or whomever comes in second place in the East.

    The three in the middle are... well... in the middle.

    Good Luck!

  2. Rivalry Week Preview:

    If the rivals had played each other every week so far, their current streaks, records and point margins would look like this.

    (L1) Lightning 6-3 Spiked Vipers (-84)
    (W2) Stilleto Stompers 5-4 Renegades (-93)
    (L2) The Comfy Chair 5-4 Predacons (-89)
    (W1) ray ray haw 5-4 Yuengling Brewers (-95)
    (W2) Misfits 5-4 Marauders (+2)
    (W2) Baltimorons 5-4 Dumbbums (-53)

    All of these are looking like great matchups. Add in the playoff implications and this should be an exciting week.

    Good Luck!