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  1. So if all this happens you have to figure out which team has beaten teams with the highest win %, but here’s something I don’t know. If you beat a team twice, do you count their win % twice?

    It should be pretty easy to figure out which team has the best strength of victory right now, then figure out if all three teams are actually close enough to each other to matter. After that you have to figure in the games that have to go some certain way, then figure out how the rest of the games affect things.

    Comment by Michael Conlen — 12/31/2005 @ 05:01:08 PM

  2. I’m sure it’s some stats maven’s dream. I’d love to be there if this comes to pass, and some team gets shut out because their strength-of-victory percentage was .001 less than the next team’s :)

    Comment by CT — 12/31/2005 @ 05:39:23 PM


    Last night, I happened to express to a fellow partygoer about how the playoff setup in the NFL is largely a bunch of padding: Wild cards pretty much never go anywhere, and are there solely to give division champions game action before the championshi…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 01/01/2021 @ 12:50:54 PM


    Weeks ago, I made a couple of observations about this year’s NFL playoffs:

    Regardless of which team it is, the AFC Conference Champion will be the Super Bowl winner, owing to the overall weakness of the NFC teams
    The historical futility of l…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 01/22/2006 @ 06:26:24 PM

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