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Playoff Seedings Now Up!

Posted by Mike on November 18, 2012

We now have current NFL playoff seedings (after some extensive tinkering and constant referencing of the NFL's playoff tiebreaking procedures) which we will keep up-to-date from week to week, including the reason one team may be chosen above another with the same record. Look for it to be updated after each game day and keep an eye on your team's chances!

6 Responses to “Playoff Seedings Now Up!”

  1. Dave D Says:

    next streak finders for the PI (what's taking so long?)

  2. Mark Growcott Says:

    Exactly, we have been waiting for about 3 years for Team Streak Finders and Player Streak Finders.

    Can you please make this a priority. Your NBA site has had this feature for some time.

  3. John C. Says:

    Seems to me that you've got the tiebreaker wrong in the NFC. Minnesota loses the head-to-head sweep tiebreaker to Seattle and Tampa Bay, don't they?

    And then the process begins anew for Seattle vs. Tampa, which Seattle wins on conference record (4-4 vs. 3-4).

  4. Mike Says:

    The head-to-head tiebreaker would only apply if all three teams had played each other, so while the Vikings have lost to both Tampa and Seattle, because Tampa & Seattle haven't played it doesn't come into effect and they instead win the tiebreaker based on conference record.

  5. John C. Says:

    I don't think that's the case. I think the sweep tiebreaker applies if one team has swept the other two or one team has lost to the other two.

    "2. 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.)"

    It doesn't say anything there about all three clubs having to play each other.

  6. Mike Says:

    Ah, you're right.. I was misreading that. It should be fixed now!