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BigRedChief
12-06-2005, 09:57 AM
TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION
If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with identical won-lost-tied percentages, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

Two Clubs
Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs). Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference. Strength of victory. Strength of schedule. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed. Best net points in common games. Best net points in all games. Best net touchdowns in all games. Three or More Clubs
(Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated during any step, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of the two-club format).
Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games among the clubs). Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference. Strength of victory. Strength of schedule. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed. Best net points in common games. Best net points in all games. Best net touchdowns in all games. TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM
If it is necessary to break ties to determine the two Wild-Card clubs from each conference, the following steps will be taken.
If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker. If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps. Two Clubs

Head-to-head, if applicable. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four. Strength of victory. Strength of schedule. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed. Best net points in conference games. Best net points in all games. Best net touchdowns in all games. Coin toss. Three or More Clubs
(Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of applicable two-club format.)
Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two Wild-Card participants. Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.) Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four. Strength of victory. Strength of schedule. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed. Best net points in conference games. Best net points in all games. Best net touchdowns in all games. Coin toss When the first Wild-Card team has been identified, the procedure is repeated to name the second Wild-Card, i.e., eliminate all but the highest-ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. In situations where three or more teams from the same division are involved in the procedure, the original seeding of the teams remains the same for subsequent applications of the tie breaker if the top-ranked team in that division qualifies for a Wild-Card berth.

OTHER TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES

Only one club advances to the playoffs in any tie-breaking step. Remaining tied clubs revert to the first step of the applicable division or Wild-Card tie breakers. As an example, if two clubs remain tied in any tie-breaker step after all other clubs have been eliminated, the procedure reverts to step one of the two-club format to determine the winner. When one club wins the tie breaker, all other clubs revert to step 1 of the applicable two-club or three-club format. In comparing division and conference records or records against common opponents among tied teams, the best won-lost-tied percentage is the deciding factor since teams may have played an unequal number of games. To determine home-field priority among division titlists, apply Wild-Card tie breakers. To determine home-field priority for Wild-Card qualifiers, apply division tie breakers (if teams are from the same division) or Wild-Card tie breakers (if teams are from different ivisions). The seedings:
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Hoover
12-06-2005, 10:02 AM
So your telling me there's a chance!!!!!!!

BigChiefFan
12-06-2005, 10:11 AM
I like the momentum the Chiefs are gaining. This could still be OUR year. I hope the Chiefs start kicking ass and taking names.

CoMoChief
12-06-2005, 11:14 AM
What the hell does strength of victory mean? We won at Arrowhead and they won in Denver, but they kicked our ass at Denver and we only won by 4 at Arrowhead. So does Denver have the upper hand in this category? Because if so then we need Denver to lose 2 more games and we need to win out.

siberian khatru
12-06-2005, 11:16 AM
Learn it. Know it. Live it.

chiefqueen
12-06-2005, 11:19 AM
What the hell does strength of victory mean? We won at Arrowhead and they won in Denver, but they kicked our ass at Denver and we only won by 4 at Arrowhead. So does Denver have the upper hand in this category? Because if so then we need Denver to lose 2 more games and we need to win out.

Winning % of Den. wins vs. Winning % of KC wins

We are losing this one b/c Houston is dragging us down.

Frankie
12-06-2005, 11:40 AM
Oh how I mourn for our Eagles and Bills losses! :(

cdcox
12-06-2005, 11:55 AM
Winning % of Den. wins vs. Winning % of KC wins

We are losing this one b/c Houston is dragging us down.

We are losing it now, but our strong finishing schedule will catch us up in a hurry if we win out. However, my simulations predict that Denver would win this tiebreaker 55% of the time at the end of the season.

sedated
12-06-2005, 12:39 PM
headache.

I'll let the talking heads on TV tell me what to think.

jcl-kcfan2
12-06-2005, 12:43 PM
Winning % of Den. wins vs. Winning % of KC wins

We are losing this one b/c Houston is dragging us down.


Yes but, Denver is a stronger team, by their record, so our win over them counts more than their win over us... i think.

philfree
12-06-2005, 12:44 PM
This would be a good thread to "sticky". Questions about this stuff is gonna be asked several times a day for the rest of the season.

PhilFree:arrow:

BigRedChief
12-06-2005, 01:09 PM
This would be a good thread to "sticky". Questions about this stuff is gonna be asked several times a day for the rest of the season.

PhilFree:arrow:

Yes, good idea. :clap:

kcfanXIII
12-06-2005, 02:50 PM
i know that at this point, there are an estimated 32,573 combinations that can get kc to the playoffs. number one on the list, take care of buissness. kc CAN and i believe will win out. it'd knock sd out of wildcard, sd prob will finish two games behind kc, with losses to the colts, and the chiefs in their near future.

BigRedChief
12-07-2005, 08:14 AM
bump