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2015 Frosh Standings

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2015 GYFL Final Regular Season Frosh Standings

Due to the fact that we have an unequal number of teams in the Frosh League, one team had a bye every week and it was randomly selected.  As a result, there were teams that did not play 5 games during the regular season.  It is not fair for them to benefit from only playing 4 games, or for them to be penalized for only playing 4 games.

The top 6 teams made the playoffs and were seeded 1 through 6 based on a combination of record and tie breakers.  Teams that were tied with losses, but didn't play the the same number of games were evaluated on losses.  For example, in the case of 1 Loss teams playing for seeding positions.  If Team A ended the season with a 4 -1 record, and Team B ended the season with a 3-1 record, Team A would not be ranked ahead of Team B based on only 4 wins.  The 1 loss teams would be compared based on the following tie breakers and in this order (#1 Head to Head competition if they played each other; #2 Competition against COMMON OPPONENTS, if applicable, #3 Point Differential for COMMON OPPONENTS if applicable, #4 General Season point differential if there were no common opponents).

In the same manner in the case of the 1 win teams playing to make the playoffs.  Teams that are tied with wins, but didn't play the same number of games would NOT be evaluated on only losses.  If Team C ends the season with a 1-4 record, and Team D ends the season with 1-3 record, Team C will NOT be ranked below Team D based on 4 losses, compared to 3.  The reason is that the team with only 3 losses did not have the opportunity to generate a 4th loss because they did not play the 5th game.  That would create an unfair advantage for them over the team that played 5 games.  In that case, the 1 win teams would be compared based on the following tie breakers and in this order (#1 Head to Head competition if they played each other; #2 Competition against COMMON OPPONENTS, if applicable, #3 Point Differential for COMMON OPPONENTS if applicable, #4 General Season point differential if there were no common opponents).


A variation of this scenario played out for seeds 3, 4, and 5 this year.  The DC Warriors, Hamilton Tigers, and MoHo Co Lions all ended the season tied with 2 wins, but only Hamilton played 5 games.  Based on our system, we put all 3 teams into the same category and went to the tie breakers first.  DC beat MoHo Co 6 to 0 in Double OT, so they must be ranked ahead of them.  DC also played Hamilton to a 6 to 6 tie in OT, so when comparing DC and Hamilton we used head to head against Common Opponents.  If needed we would have used point differential for Common Opponents.


Hamilton and DC Warriors only had 2 common opponents in addition to each other.  #1 they played each other to a 6 to 6 tie in OT, so that is a wash.  They both played the HC Stars and Hamilton lost 6 to 0, giving them a -6 point differential.  DC also lost to the HC Stars 6 to 0, giving them a -6 point differential.  At that point they were both at -6 point differential among common opponents.


Both teams also played Loudoun County.  Hamilton lost to Loudoun County 16 to 14, pushing them down to a -8 point differential.  DC beat Loudoun 6 to 0 giving them a head to head victory over a common opponent, in addition to pushing their point differential to 0 among common opponents.  Because of the head to head victory over Loudoun, combined with the 0 to -8 point differential advantage, DC Warriors have been awarded the #3 Seed.


NOTE: THIS IS AN ADJUSTMENT TO THE ORIGINAL RULE, WHICH CHANGED THE INITIAL SEEDINGS AND MOVED HAMILTON TO 4TH INSTEAD OF 3RD. WHEN THE ORIGINAL RULE WAS WRITTEN, THERE WAS AN ERROR MADE ON BEHALF OF GYFL MANAGEMENT.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE ERROR.  OUR SINCERE APOLOGIES GO OUT TO HAMILTON FOR THE CONFUSION, AS THEY DID NOTHING WRONG.  THE ERROR WAS ON GYFL SIDE.


The original rule was written in error and stated that the tie breakers were #1 Head to Head Competition, and #2 general point differential.  The general point differential originally awarded the #3 seed to Hamilton because we compared +76 for Hamilton to +6 for DC.  But, upon further review, we determined that was not the MOST FAIR way to break a tie and compare similar teams because using the General Schedule did not allow us to compare "apples to apples." To do that we had to compare only COMMON OPPONENTS.


Hamilton played Central PA, and Fairfax County, which were the 2 weakest teams in the league and their General Schedule Point Differential was skewed for their benefit.  DC did not play either Fairfax or Central PA.  
Hamilton scored 35 points against Fairfax and 46 points against Central PA. We are not penalizing them for playing who was on their schedule but it was not appropriate to use general schedule point differential when DC did not have the opportunity to play Fairfax or Central PA.  Once we realized that it was an unequal tie breaker we had to change it.


We apologize for the error on our part.  We apologize to the Hamilton Tiger players, coaches and parents for the confusion made by our mistake. But, we did make a mistake in our effort to do the best we could do.  Once the mistake was discovered and we realized that there was a MORE FAIR and MORE APPROPRIATE way to determine the tie breaker, we felt compelled to make the change.  We understand that some will be upset about this, but we felt the need to do what we felt was fair and right.  The easy thing would have been to leave the mistake unaddressed and change it in the off season to avoid any disappointment.  But, I believe that reasonable parents, coaches, and players, will be able to understand and appreciate that a mistake was made, we recognized and acknowledged the mistake, and we set out to correct the error immediately, as opposed to waiting to address later.  This revised tie breaker allows us to compare "apples to apples" when evaluating and seeding Hamilton and DC and we are certain of that now. If you have any questions, please direct them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Below are the revised seedings, which affect the first round of the playoffs.

 

Team

Win

Loss

 

Ties

Pct

PF

PA

Point Diff

Loudoun County War Eagles

4

1

 

 .800

93

44

+49

HC Stars

3

1

 

 .750

44

20

+24

District of Columbia Warriors

2

1

1

.666

18

12

+6

Hamilton Tigers

2

2

1

.500

101

28

+76

MoHo Co Lions       

2

2

 

.333

94

28

+66

Fairfax County Colts

1

3

 

.333

32

102

-70

Central PA Soldiers

0

5

 

.000

0

135

-135

 

 

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