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Title: Scheduling formula (Suggestion)
Post by: Daddy on June 16, 2019, 08:49:52 PM
While most owners dismiss the notion it's my position that scheduling in any league fantasy or professional sports is an important component to a successful season.

True balance in a performance based incentive league especially helps to shape both the health and future of a league. Balance rewards teams that should earn rewarding and gives a truer representation of a simulated season.

In the real MLB teams play division foes 17 times in a season. This creates both healthy rivalry as well as a true sense of the divisions best team worthy of representation in the post season.

To me it never made sense to have an entire season of one week simulated outcomes but have the league championship be decided over 2 weeks. No other outcomes are determined over 2 full weeks of Mlb action.

Below is the formula used for my own league.

30 interleague games
72 division games
60 league games

(162 game schedule over 21 weeks)

8 X 15 weeks 120
7 X 6 weeks 42
(162 games)

Weeks 1-15 (8 game series)
Weeks 16-21 (7 game series)

18 division games per 4 teams (3 game series per div opponent)
-weeks 1,2,3,4,5,6,16,17,18,19,20,21-

15 interleague teams (2g x15weeks)
-weeks 1 thru 15-

Weeks 22-25 playoffs

Highlights are:
Opening and closing against division opponents.
60/30 balance league vs. interleague
18 games vs every division opponent
1 week championship same as every other scoring period of the season.

Use the entire template
Use part of it
Use none of it
That's the league's choice... But I've put it out here for public consumption because sharing information to improve things has always been one way to promote progress and advancement.

The numbers may need explaining to some but they all add up to 162 games.
If anyone has questions or comments feel free.

Title: Re: Scheduling formula (Suggestion)
Post by: Thecliff on November 25, 2019, 06:03:55 PM
For the 2020 season the following league schedule is being prepared:

Game period 1 - will be a 9-game series including a 4-game division encounter playing 1-game with each team (Thur Mar 26 - Sun Apr 5).

Game period 16 - will be a 9-game series including a 4-game division encounter playing 1-game with each team (Jul 13 - Jul 26 ALL-STAR Break)

Game periods 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, & 20 - will be a 8-game series including a 3 or 4- game division encounter playing 1-game with each team with the league regular season ending Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Each team total games : 162

Each team total division games: 76 playing each division team 19-games each

Playoffs begin Monday August 24, 2020 through Sun September 27, 2020 including the league championship from Mon September 14 - 27 in a 2-game period spread.