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The Playoff Push

What you need...what you wish would happen...what can be your downfall. Those are the few things that happen when you look at the following article. For the last three weeks of the season, we will continue to push out this article to let you know how things are going in the playoff race. Only half the league makes the dance...do you have your shoes?

Awesome Alcoholics (9-1)

Matt is already playoff-bound. We know that much. What about the other key points?

To get the #1 Seed
Well, a single win will do it. That part is easy. But what happens if Matt collapses and loses all three of his games?

First, he would need Daniel to lose one game. That ensures he wins the division. Then he would need to make sure John and Rory each lose one game. Now, if John does lose one but Rory goes undefeated, it goes to points among division winners. Highly unlikely but possible.

To win the division
Simple. Win one or Daniel lose one.

The Dark Lord of Pigskin (7-3)

On the cusp...a single win is going to clinch this playoff thing...

To get the #1 seed
Well, win out and hope Matt loses out. He can still afford to lose one game, but would still need Matt to lose out and Rory to win out to create a three-way division leader tie.

To win the division
Win one game. He has dominance over Mirandon and Krystof, so they wouldn't be able to jump him. If he loses all three, though, he needs one of them to lose one as well. No tie-breaker needed here.

To make the playoffs
Well, obvously, win one and he wins the division, so that is playoffs. If he loses all three games? He can still win the division and slide in, but if he doesn't, he would have to watch his back really hard because a lot of teams and combos can get to 7 wins or above. Too many to list, really.

Now, because 8 wins is usually a guarantee, we are going to harp on that marker in this week's article. Of the teams who have yet to clinch the playoffs, there are 8 teams that can get to 8 wins. Kind of.

See, Kierston plays Mirandon, so at least one of those will not get to 8 wins. But we are only talking about 6 slots available. That makes it 7 teams possibly getting to 8 wins. They won't all get there. Essentially, if a team can eliminate the possibility of 2 teams getting to 8 wins, they will clinch a playoff spot. If they don't play Kierston or Mirandon, they only need to eliminate one team's chances at 8 wins.

Look...it is confusing. But try and follow along...

Cunning Stunts (6-4)

Atop the Central with a tie-breaker advantage...

To get the #1 seed
Win out and hope that Matt loses out - and that John loses 2. If John only loses 1 in this situation, he would have to win by points in a three-way division winner tiebreaker.

To win the division

To make the playoffs without winning the division

Owlbear Don't Care (6-4)

To get the #1 seed
Well... there is a chance. Win all 3, Matt loses all 3. With tiebreakers over Matt, John, Evenry and Rory, he would hold dominance over all teams in any tiebreaker.

To win the division

To make the playoffs without winning the division

Avery's Redzone Wolfpack (6-4)

To win the division

To make the playoffs without winning the division

Abducted Roosters (5-5)

To win the division

To make the playoffs without winning the division

Krystof's SpamKings (5-5)

To win the division

To make the playoffs without winning the division

Scubasteverino Squad (5-5)

To make the playoffs

Mother of Dragons (5-5)

To make the playoffs

German Onslaught (4-6)

To make the playoffs

Randy's Pimp Daddys (4-6)

To win the division

To make the playoffs

Crusading Christians and LG's Warbling Lions (3-7)

To make the playoffs

The Robot Unicorns (2-8)

To make the playoffs