RULES: REGULAR SEASON AND PLAYOFF SETTINGS

Updated: January 12, 2009, 4:48 PM ET

CUSTOM LEAGUE PLAYOFFS TIEBREAKERS

Your league will battle throughout the regular season to determine a winner after 36 paint-trading weeks!

NOTE: Playoffs only occur in Custom H2H Scoring Leagues. Standard H2H Scoring League champions (and end of season finishing order of all teams) are determined by the winning percentage for the season. Points-Based Scoring League Champions are determined by the team with the highest total points scored for the season.

In the event that two or more teams have the same winning percentage at the conclusion of the regular season, and have played the same number of head-to-head games between them, the following tie-breaking system determines the champion and winning order thereafter:

  1. Overall Record*
  2. Head-to-Head Record
  3. Overall Points Scored
  4. Division Record
  5. Overall Points-Against
  6. Coin Flip

In the event that two or more teams have the same winning percentage at the conclusion of the regular season (but have not played the same number of head-to-head games), the following system determines the champion and winning order thereafter:

  1. Overall Record*
  2. Overall Points Scored
  3. Division Record
  4. Overall Points-Against
  5. Coin Flip

    *Overall record is based on winning percentage. Therefore, a team that is 25-7-0 and a team that is 24-6-2 have the same winning percentage, and thus they would be considered tied for overall record.

For each tie-breaker case, the team that does not win the tie-breaker is eliminated from consideration.

If a score is tied at the end of a playoff matchup the higher seeded team is declared the matchup winner.