Tuesday, 28 February 2012

BUAFL Updated Playoff Picture


With the end of the regular season fast approaching, we take a quick look at the updated playoff picture.

In the first round, the #3 and 4 seeds have home field advantage, with the #3 team hosting the #6 team and the #4 seed hosting the number #5 team.

In the second round, the #1 and 2 seeds return from their byes to host the winners of the previous round. The number 1 seed will host the lowest ranked team that advances, with the number 2 seed hosting the highest ranked team that advance.

The third round (semi finals) is where the national rankings come into place. The highest two seeds nationally will have the home field advantage over the two lower ranked teams.


How the tie breaker for playoff seedings work:

  • i, Submission of League Participation Form
  • ii, Competitive record during the regular season – win / loss / tied percentage.
  • iii. Pre Season Meeting attendance.
  • iv, Average points conceded per game against other playoff teams (National Championship and National Challenge Trophy) from within the Conference.
  • v, Average points conceded per game played during regular season (excludes awarded games).
We begin by breaking down the Championship Playoff week one as it stands.                     

Up North

#1 – Newcastle Raiders (8-0) Points scored: 346. Points conceded: 31.
#2 – Birmingham Lions (7-0) Points scored: 291. Points conceded: 27.
#3 – Hallam Warriors (7-0) Points scored: 444. Points conceded: 49.
#4 – Stirling Clansmen (6-1) Points scored: 292. Points conceded: 42.
#5 – Loughborough Aces (6-1) Points scored: 271. Points conceded: 48.
#6 – Hull Sharks (6-1) Points scored: 156. Points conceded: 74.

Playoffs first round
#3 Warriors vs. #6 Sharks
#4 Clansmen vs. #5 Aces

Down South

#1 – Hertfordshire Hurricanes (7-0) Points scored: 387. Points conceded: 37
#2 – Southampton Stags (8-0) Points scored: 258. Points conceded: 80
#3 – UWE Bullets (7-1) Points scored: 195. Points conceded: 52
#4 – OBU Panthers (5-1) Points scored: 142. Points conceded: 26
#5 – Essex Blades (5-1) Points scored: 119. Points conceded: 95
#6 – Exeter Demons (5-2) Points scored: 144. Points conceded: 119.

Playoffs first round
#3 Bullets vs. #6 Demons
#4 Panthers vs. #5 Blades

Now we take a look at the Plate trophy seedings.                 

Up North

#1 – Northampton Nemesis (5-1) Points scored: 104. Points conceded: 72.
#2 – Sheffield Sabres (6-2) Points scored: 270. Points conceded: 101.
#3 – Bradford Bears (5-2-1) Points scored: 121. Points conceded: 57.
#4 – Northumbria Mustangs (5-2) Points scored: 192. Points conceded: 112.
#5 – Nottingham Outlaws (4-2) Points scored: 74. Points conceded: 106.
#6 – Glasgow Tigers (4-3) Points scored: 76. Points conceded: 55.

Playoffs first round
#3 Bears vs. #6 Tigers
#4 Mustangs vs. #5 Outlaws

Down South

The plate standings for the southern half of the league are a shambles, but after a bit of effort, we think we may have got it sorted.

#1 – Cardiff Cobras (4-2) Points scored: 118. Points conceded: 83.
#2 – Kent Falcons (4-2) Points scored: 188. Points conceded: 94.
#3 – Plymouth Blitz (5-3) Points scored: 208. Points conceded: 74.
#4 – Solent Redhawks (5-3) Points scored: 138. Points conceded: 163.
#5 – Reading Knights (4-3) Points scored: 138. Points conceded: 83.
#6 – UEA Pirates (4-3) Points scored: 216. Points conceded: 162.

Playoffs first round
#3 Blitz vs. #6 Pirates
#4 Redhawks vs. #5 Knights

If you think we need to correct anything, please email us at dblcoverage@hotmail.co.uk instead of commenting.

16 comments:

  1. Great work guys...Now predict how it will look this time next week, because I bet it'll be different!

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  2. Do the Portsmouth Destroyers get into the plate if Reading lose to BNU?

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  3. thanks for this guys! makes the last week interesting!
    tig

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  4. Wrong Tie-Break applied.. It should be 5.9.c

    i, Submission of League Participation Form
    ii, Competitive record during the regular season – win / loss / tied percentage.
    iii. Pre Season Meeting attendance.
    iv, Average points conceded per game against other playoff teams (National Championship and National Challenge Trophy) from within the Conference.
    v, Average points conceded per game played during regular season (excludes awarded games).

    Main difference being only games Vs other play-offs teams are counted

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  5. As Bradford are 5-2-1 and Leeds Carnegie are 4-2-1, if Carnegie were to beat the Celtics on Sunday would that mean they take Bradfords plate trophy place? With more points scored, but more condeded, and the head to head being a tie... what would happen?

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    1. I believe Carnegie would take it by having conceded .66 points per game less than Bradford against play off opposition.

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    2. Thanks! I dont suppose you know any more? It's so close between Bradford, Bangor, Carnegie and possibly even Celtics/York...

      any ideas on who the favourites are?

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  6. That tie-break is for deciding who gets the bye weeks. The tie-break in 5.9.b is to decide who makes the playoffs.

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  7. 5.9B is to rank the teams to decide who enters the play-offs (within a Conference). 5.9C is to rank the play-off and plate teams once they're in.

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  8. 6.1 Playoff Procedure
    a) The The League will adopt the following position. The country will notionally be split into two constituent regions – a North and a South. Each will be comprised of three Conferences. The North shall include the Border Conference, the Northern Conference and the MAC. The South shall include the SWAC, the TVC and the SEC.
    b) In each region there will be two allocated byes for teams progressing to the Championship playoffs and two byes allocated to teams progressing to the Challenge Trophy playoffs.
    c) The process for establishing the Conference winners eligible for the byes will be through the application of the procedure in 5.9.c.
    d) The process for establishing the third placed teams eligible for byes will be through the application of the procedure in 5.9.c.
    e) The application of the procedure denoted in 5.9.c will also extend to ranking all post season qualifiers within their respective competitions.
    f) In Week 1 of the playoffs the two top ranked Conference winners will be afforded bye-weeks. The third Conference winner will be designated a home team in Week 1, irrespective of their ranking. The remaining three teams will be allocated as follows: the lowest ranked team will be away to the Conference winning team. The remaining two teams will face each
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    other with the highest ranked team at home. This format is replicated across the North and South regions.
    g) In Week 2 of the playoffs the two teams remaining from Week 1 (in each region) will be away at the two top ranked Conference winners who were given byes in Week 1. The lowest ranked of the two remaining teams will be away at the highest ranked Conference winner.
    h) The framework outlined above is echoed for the Challenge Trophy playoffs.
    i) In Week 3 of the playoffs the competition becomes national in respect of rankings. The criteria set out in 5.9.c will be used to rank the remaining four teams in each competition. The highest ranked is designated a home team and will play the fourth ranked team. The team ranked as second will play at home to the team ranked third.

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    1. I'm fairly sure Newcastle didn't attend the preseason meeting...

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    2. Yes they did

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  9. I'm fairly certain that your rankings are based on total points conceded, and not points conceded vs playoff teams.

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  10. When you say points conceded against playoff teams, do you mean just championship playoff teams or both championship and plate entrants?

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  11. what...no royals in the championship picture?!

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