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Standings Questions

  • What are STANDINGS used for?
  • New STANDINGS Methodology - Adopted Beginning 2009 Season & Refined For 2010
  • What is SoS and How Is It Calculated?
  • How are STANDINGS computed?

    Standings can be computed in a variety of ways.

    ENYTB's STANDINGS rank teams based on win percentage, adjusted for strength-of-schedule (SoS). For a description of ENYTB's new STANDINGS methodology, adopted in 2009 and refined in 2010, GO Here.

    Prior to 2009, ENYTB relied on standings that only counted games between divisional opponents. In addition, a cap was placed on the number of head-to-head games between each opponent pair that would be counted in the standings. For example, there could be 8 teams in a division with a H2H cap = 3. This would define a 21 game divisional schedule that was common to all included teams. All other games were excluded from the divisional standings, including games between opponent pairs in excess of three. In the case of so-called "extra games" between divisional opponents, the standings would count the first three games listed chronologically on the schedule In addition, to reward teams for playing all their divisional games, a point system was used to rank teams:
    • Wins = 2 points
    • Losses = 1 point
    • Ties = 1.5 points
    • Forfeit Wins = 2 points
    • Forfeit Losses (playing or non-playing)) = 0 points
    • Other un-scored games = 0 points.

    Other applicable criteria included:
    • If an extra game is played with a divisional opponent, the first extra game shall count as a head-to-head tie-breaker if nec.
    • Three non-playing forfeits in the same division disqualified a team from eligibility in that division.
    • Five non-playing forfeits in any combination of divisions disqualified a team from berth eligibility in all divisions.
    This generic type of standings methodology treated each competition level as its own mini-league i.e., what happened outside the division was excluded from the divisional standings altogether and imposed a common schedule for ranking purposes (NON-FLEX). This approach is very different from how Major League Baseball (MLB) and other major sports determine their post-season teams. For a discussion of this topic as well as a derivation of ENYTB's new standings methodology (FLEX), used to compute standings in all league divisions in 2009, go HERE. ENYTB teams, like MLB teams, do not play identical schedules. (ENYTB teams also are not required to even play the same number of games.) To include ALL games in an ENYTB divisional standings, like MLB does, it is necessary to include a strength-of-schedule factor (SoS) because ENYTB teams play teams from multiple competition levels i.e., it would not be fair to count a win against a LoSilver team the same as a win against a Gold team.

    A major consideration in choosing a standings methodology is in what games it counts:
    • Method 1 - all games played by each listed team with other listed teams only. This approach would include games between eligible teams only. Applied to a single competition level, it would be quite similar to ENYTB's original approach except that it would remove H2H caps and it would not require teams to play a common schedule. Because of the latter, inclusion of an SoS would be appropriate. M1 is a step in the right direction but does it go far enough, i.e., it doesn't include all games.
    • Method 2 - all games played by each listed team with any same power team in the same age division (SoS is still applicable because schedules are not the same). This approach would include all games within the same competition level regardless of team eligibility;
    • Method 3 - all games played by each listed team with any same power team in any age division (SoS is still applicable because schedules are not the same). (This is same as Method 2 except extended to include games with teams in adjacent age divisions.)
    • Method 4 - all games played by each listed team with any team in the same age division (SoS is required). This would include games with ineligible teams in team's own age division;
    • Method 5 - all games played by each listed team with any team in any age division (SoS is required). (This is same as Method 4 except extended to include games with ineligible teams in adjacent age divisions.)M5, with a SoS adjustment, would be the closest we could get to MLB for wildcard standings.

    By definition, when a division is constructed for a single competition level, the class is guaranteed a certain number of berths. When multi-class divisions are used, there usually are no berth guarantees to any competition level, although it would be easy to stipulate such guarantees i.e., one berth goes to the highest finishing team in each level of competition. However, this would not be necessary when used for wildcard purposes as wildcard berths are equal opportunity berths.

  • 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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