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Aug 28, 2007 8:39 PM

What is the best Standings Method for a LL?

 

What is the best and fairest Standings/Ladder Method for a LL regular season competition?

 

Taking into account possible uneven number of teams/byes and washouts that some teams cannot make-up.

 

 

 

I'd like to know what methods for Standings/Ladders that other LL's use as well Pros and Cons on varying methods. My understanding is that Williamsport does not direct Leagues to use any particular method.

  • CranberryBlue Pro 94 posts since
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    1. Aug 29, 2007 4:17 AM (in response to PHL_Baseball)
    Re: What is the best Standings Method for a LL?

    It depends.  How many teams in the league & how many will make the playoffs?

  • dippydooey Expert 35 posts since
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    3. Aug 30, 2007 8:54 PM (in response to PHL_Baseball)
    Re: What is the best Standings Method for a LL?

    Is there a reason the Minors are only playing one (1) game a week?

  • CranberryBlue Pro 94 posts since
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    5. Aug 31, 2007 4:24 AM (in response to PHL_Baseball)
    Re: What is the best Standings Method for a LL?

    To go off on a tangent......

     

     

     

     

     

    I never liked the idea of limiting teams in the playoffs.  I think every kids should get to play a playoff game.  They're fun.  Everybody gets hyped up, the crowds are bigger and everything is more important.  It's good stuff for fans & players alike.  It also keeps interest going, especially if you're on a team that's not doing so hot during the regular season.  I would suggest one of two scenarios:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1 - All 8 teams and use a double elimination format

     

     

     

     

    2 - Have two 4 team playoff double elim brackets (or pool play) and each have their own "championship".  When I coached youth hockey we were in a 34 team league split into two geographic divisions.  At the end of the regular season they divided all the teams up into 4 (or 5) team groups according to final record.  You got to play playoff games against teams with similar talent levels.  It was a blast & I highly recommend that.

     

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