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Sanctioned Post-Season Play - What is it?

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Schedule Management Protocols

Standings Questions

  • What are STANDINGS used for?
  • New STANDINGS Methodology - Adopted Beginning 2009 Season & Refined For 2010

    Q Why are there multiple STANDINGS in most age divisions?

    A Each "competitive" sanctioned tournament has its own STANDINGS e.g., AABC10, AABC11, AABC12, PONY10, PONY11, PONY12.

    For example, based on the league's registrations with AABC, it is awarded two berths to the AABC11 State Tournament. The league has a separate STANDINGS for AABC11 and that STANDINGS is used to award those two tournament berths based on "Adjusted Win%", where a team's raw win percentage is adjusted for its strength of schedule (SoS).

    Q Are all teams are included in each STANDINGS?

    A No. Only those teams registered for a particular competitive sanctioned tournament are included in the standings for that tournament.

    For example, Team registered for the PONY11 and the AABC11 national championship tournament series. They will be included in both STANDINGS.

    Q Do all games count in each STANDINGS?

    A No. A game between a 10u team and a 11u team will NEVER count in a 10u STANDINGS. But, if the 10u team is DR, it will count in all 11U STANDINGS that include one or both opponents.

    Each competitive sanctioned tournament is geared towards a specific maximum age. We call that the tournament's primary age. Any game between any two teams where both are of that primary age and at least one is an "included" team, counts in that STANDINGS.

    For example, Team A is 10U and registered for the PONY10 tournament. Every game it plays with every 10U opponent (opponent must be an ENYTB registered team) counts in this STANDINGS, regardless of whether that opponent is registered for PONY10 or not.

    Furthermore, as mentioned above, every game between a younger aged team double registered (DR) into the primary age and a team equal to the primary age, counts as well.

    For example, Team B is 9U and double registered. Every game it plays vs a 10U team or another 9U DR team, will count in each 10U STANDINGS, provided one or both teams are included in that STANDINGS.

    When two teams of the same age play each other, and both teams are DR, that game will count in all STANDINGS at both age levels i.e., the team's actual age level as well as its DR age level, provided at least one of the teams is included in a STANDINGS at each age level.

    For example, two 11U teams are DR and both are registered for PONY11 and AABC11. Each time they play each other, regardless of the number of times, will count in the PONY11 STANDINGS and the AABC11 STANDINGS. However, because neither team is registered for a competitive sanctioned tournament at 12U, that game will not count in any 12U STANDINGS.
    • Summary Of Rules For What games Count Where:
    • 13 v 13, count in 13u standings only;
    • 13 v 13DR count in 13u standings only;
    • 13 v 14 do not count anywhere, except overall record (display purposes only);
    • 13DR v 13DR count in both 13U and 14U STANDINGS;
    • 13DR v 14 or 14DR counts in 14U STANDINGS only.
    Q Why is a strength-of-schedule (SoS) factor built into each STANDINGS?

    A Because some teams are much stronger than others, even in the same age division, and because teams play very different schedules in terms of who they play and how many times, it would not be fair to give equal weight to all wins and losses.

    For example, a loss to a GOLD team with a .750 win percentage should not count the same as a loss to a LoSilver team with a .250 winning percentage. Similarly, a win over a Gold14 team with a .750 win percentage over other Gold14 teams should count more than a win over a Gold13 team with a 750 win percentage against other Gold13 teams.

    Q How is the SoS computed?

    A Each age and competition level is assigned a weight. The weights for all of your opponents are added together and averaged. Those averages are "normalized" to 1 i.e., divided by the highest average. Thus, the team with the most difficult schedule will have a SoS=1. Everyone else will be below 1 and greater than zero.

    Q How is the adjusted win percentage computed?

    A By multiplying the team's raw win percentage by its SoS.

    Q Are berths ever earmarked to individual competition levels within the overall STANDINGS?

    A Yes, in some cases, where there are sufficient registrations in the lower competition levels, and sufficient overall number of berths available, teh league will earmark berths to specific competition levels.

    Q How do earmarks work?

    A If a berth is earmarked to a particular competition level, the top ranking team from that competition level is guaranteed a berth regardless of its overall standing vis a vis teams from other competition levels.

    Q How can you tell when berths have been earmarked?

    A It will be shown in the headings to the STANDINGS.

    For example, it will say Gold=1, HiSilver=1, LoSilver=1 and Wildcard =5. The earmarked berths would be awarded first per the method just described. The "WILDCARD" berths would be awarded based on overall ranking in the STANDINGS, regardless of the team's competition level.

  • What is SoS and How Is It Calculated?
  • How are STANDINGS computed?
  • If I Use "ADD GAME" To Add A Game To My Online Schedule Does It Count In The STANDINGS?
  • How are ties factored into a team's win/loss percentage?
  • Which games count in the STANDINGS i.e., for tournament qualification?
  • Is there a limit to how many games count between the same two teams?
  • Automatically tracks TQG When Non-Flex STANDINGS Used
  • ENYTB STANDINGS Tie-Breaker Rules
  • How Do Berths Get Awarded?

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