View Full Version : playoff format
01-30-2008, 06:20 PM
thinking about genes post about the stingers got me thinking about our current playoff format. as of right now the playoffs are top 4 or top 3 from your divsion depending on the amount of teams you have. but if you play in say the northeast divsion or the gateway you have a tough road ahead as compared to other divsions. I am not trying to bash other teams ect just thought that maybe some thought about a new format for the future seasons should be considered. in theory you might see the 2 best teams in all of piha playing eachother in the second round of the playoffs with 2 or 3 rounds left to make it to the championship the way the league is growing.
01-30-2008, 07:01 PM
It almost sounds like you are bashing some of the other divisions in PIHA, especially the South East division.
Just my opinion...
01-30-2008, 07:17 PM
i wasn't really talking about a particular team, divsion, or even season because teams talent levels change year to year if the the best teams in all of piha played in the southeast next year do u think it would be fair they have to play eachother in the early rounds of the playoffs?
01-30-2008, 07:39 PM
I'll agree with you in some cases, but i'm sure it is structured in a way that teams can play each other without having to travel a significant distance. What kind of playoff system would you prefer, a BCS style system where we use the ranking from yousuckref.com.
01-30-2008, 08:30 PM
Aren't the PIHA playoffs set up to diminish the amount of travel necessary during the playoffs?
01-30-2008, 08:45 PM
I believe so.
01-31-2008, 12:43 AM
shouldnt playoffs be the time to travel though?
01-31-2008, 12:53 AM
I think each division winner gets a bye and ranked 1-6. Then the next teams based on points get into the playoffs (like the NHL).
This would prevent teams with a .500 or better record NOT gettting into the playoffs and teams less then .500 getting in depending on their division.
01-31-2008, 10:11 AM
Or maybe there should be a limit to the total number of teams in certain divisions.
01-31-2008, 01:07 PM
THe playoff structure is set up like this:
In divisions of 6 teams: Top 4 teams make playoffs.
In divisions of 5 or less: Top 3 teams make playoffs.
Playoffs are like this: 1v4 and 2v3
or: 1 bye and 2v3
All series are best of 3 played at higher seeds rink.
No more mini games!!!
Conference Semi-Finals and Confence Finals
Teams seeded by record 1-4
Pre-detrmined Nuetral Location
1v4 and 2v3
Best of Five
Finals - Two remaining teams
Best of Five
Location - We think its Buffalo at TORHS Nationals
Best of 7
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