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2015 Junior Varsity Standings

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                                            2015 GYFL Regular Season Junior Varsity Standings

Note: Due to the fact that we were unable to play every game on the schedule due to the unrest in Baltimore during week #2, there will be 4 teams that will 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 8 teams made the playoffs and were seeded 1 through 8 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 will be evaluated on tie breakers.  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 will not be ranked ahead of Team B based on 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.  If Team C ended the season with a 1-4 record, and Team D ended the season with 1-3 record, Team C would NOT be ranked below Team D based on 4 losses.  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).

In this case we had 4 teams tied with 2 wins, but with either 2 losses or 3 losses.  We did not seed the teams based on the least # of losses. We based the 4 teams with 2 wins, which are Baltimore United, Hamilton, MoHo Co, and Fairfax, based on the tiebreaker system.  All four of them did NOT play each other. Baltimore United did play Moho Co and beat them head to head.  Fairfax played the HC Stars South and beat them head to head.  A combination of head to heads and point differential resulted in the following seedings which are detailed below.  

 

Team

Wins

Losses

             Pct

PF

PA

Diff

#1 DC Warriors

4

0

1.000

 107

 0 

 +107

#2 Prince William County

4

1

 .800

76

39

+37

#3 Hamilton Tigers ****

4

1

.800

104

76

+28

#4 Loudoun County

3

2

.600

67

65

+2

#5 Baltimore United

2

3

.400

83

83

0

#6 MoHo Co Lions **** 

2

2

.500

66

 59

+7

#7 Fairfax County Colts 

2

2

.500

32

66

-34

#8 HC Stars South

2

3

.400

70

73

-3

HC Stars North    

0

5

.000

43

112

-69

Southern MD Heat

0

4

.000

40

109

-69


****Note: The Hamilton Tigers vs MoHo Co Lions game resulted in a 20 - 19 victory by the Lions in a thrilling game.  However, due to a communication error from the league, there was a eligibility issue with one player that the GYFL takes full responsibility for.  There was a rule change from the 2014 Spring Season to the 2015 Spring Season that affected the eligibility of one player that was not communicated effectively to the teams in the league.  It was not the players fault, and it was not the coaches’ fault.  A rule was changed and it was not communicated effectively to all of the teams and the GYFL staff takes responsibility for that.

In 2014 it was acceptable for a legitimate reclassified 8th grader to play down on the JV level as long as the athlete met the age requirement deadline.  There was a reclassified 8th grader who played last year in JV and made a significant contribution to one of the better teams.  Based on that precedence, the coach from 2015 followed the same protocol in the MoHo Co vs Hamilton game, which was understandable.  The coach was not aware that the rule had been changed this year stipulating that there must be a waiver provided by the GYFL President prior to the season and that to receive a waiver, the player must be undersized and/or underdeveloped in order to "play down."  Please see the certification requirements on the website for details by CLICKING HERE.  

The organization in question was unaware or the rule change and followed the 2014 rules in making the decision, unaware that the player would not be eligible this year without a waiver from the GYFL President, which would also only be giving if the athlete in question was undersized and/or underdeveloped.  In this case, as a result of being unaware, there was no waiver requested or provided.  

Although this was an accidental situation where nobody was at fault, it would not be fair to grant the win to MoHo Co in this situation. Therefore Hamilton is credited with a 4 - 1 record and the #3 Seed in the tournament, while MoHo Co is credited with at 2 - 2 record and the #6 seed in the tournament.

As fate would have it, those two teams will meat again next Sunday in the first round of the playoffs.  I expect it to be an outstanding game.

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