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^ Isnít that the same as strength of schedule?


--- Quote from: jeffandnicole on December 08, 2022, 02:19:59 PM ---
--- Quote from: 1995hoo on December 05, 2022, 08:17:37 AM ---The tiebreakers I think are a bit dumb are some of the things soccer uses. There's no reason why head-to-head record shouldn't be the first tiebreaker used.

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All tiebreakers have their faults.

Personally, the strength of schedule is the worst, because it varies based on the other teams' records as they play throughout the season. Those individual games vary based on weather, injuries and other factors.  Too many variables to make that a worthwhile tiebreaker.

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Common opponents is worse IMO. That has very little to no bearing on how good a team is relative to another team with the same record. Strength of schedule at least shows that team A is slightly more deserving than team B because they had the same record while playing a harder schedule.

jp the roadgeek:

--- Quote from: Halian on January 02, 2023, 07:50:15 AM ---The first tiebreaker in tournament Magic: The Gathering is opponents' aggregate winning percentage; I wonder if that might could work for the five major sports.

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Well, if a team has a better winning percentage (seeing that 99.999% of the time all teams play the same number of games), thereís no tie to break. 

That California has 5 baseball teams and the NYC area has 3 hockey teams.

California has 1/8 of the US population. 4 would be typical, so 5 isnít too far out of the ordinary.


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