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Thig Lyfe
12-05-2008, 01:56 AM
Click it or ticket. (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/playoffscenario?algorithm=custom&14=54001410&15=55155545&16=15050550&17=40450015)

Thig Lyfe
12-05-2008, 02:07 AM
Oh, and I figured out how both the Titans and Giants could miss the playofs.

Bam. (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/playoffscenario?algorithm=custom&14=45411540&15=41110545&16=15454551&17=41410000)

beavis
12-05-2008, 03:57 AM
The only reason I hate the 8 division format is the possibility that a 8-8 or sub .500 team could conceivably win their division.

Guru
12-05-2008, 04:26 AM
Here is mine.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/playoffscenario?algorithm=custom&14=00450444&15=15010551&16=05410451&17=11150404

cdcox
12-05-2008, 08:32 AM
Tiebreakers are not correctly done on this site. Garbage.

Thig Lyfe
12-05-2008, 12:52 PM
Tiebreakers are not correctly done on this site. Garbage.

How so? I'm not doubting you, I'm just interested in the details.

cdcox
12-05-2008, 10:03 PM
How so? I'm not doubting you, I'm just interested in the details.

I was curious if it could correctly sort through multi-way tiebreakers.

I made a scenario so that 5 different NFC west teams finished with a 11-5 record (Dallas, Washington, Atlanta, Carolina, and Tampa). I ran the same scenario on my software. The Yahoo site correctly found the Division winner from the AFC South (Carolina). It also got the 5 seed right (Washington). But it picked Dallas for the 6th seed when the real 6th seed should have been Atlanta. I checked the tiebreakers manually just to make sure that my software was correct. I'm not sure exactly went wrong with their software, but it probably is because whoever coded it did not fully understand the tiebreakers. I've checked mine numerous times against the end of the season scenarios that the NFL gives, as well as actual end of season results. They're rock solid.

cdcox
12-05-2008, 10:42 PM
OK, I figured it out. On certain types of ties, it doesn't even try to figure them out and just assigns some random out come. If you run the same scenario multiple times, it predicts different playoff teams.