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I run a head -to-head 12 team 13 week regular season schedule. My concern is some teams get to play a lousy team twice virtue of week 12 and 13 rematches and some team play champions twice. What would be a fair way to reschedule weeks 12 and 13 to compensate teams that have had the most points scored against them versus teams that have had weak schedules. I like the idea of possibly playing two games per week but I don't think you can setup the league that way in yahoo.
3 div 4 teams play div opponents 2x 14 week only 4 teams make the play offs (my preference)
3 div 4 teams play div opponents 2x use 14 week schedule but schedule a non bye week of your choice using the match ups from week 14 as a double header creating a balanced schedule 13 weeks long 6 playoff teams
No divisions play each team once weeks 12 and 13 are played against league avg
Yahoo allows you to set the matchups for any week including multiple opponents
You could consider 3 divisions of 4 teams. Play 6 games against your division, 2 each, and 7 against the other 8 teams. This does leave everyone with one team they didn't play at all, but if you guarantee a playoff spot for each division winner, I would consider 2 head-to-head games against your entire division quite fair. This still gives you the option to have 1, 3, or 5 wild card spots.
Technically, 4 divisions of 3 teams would be completely fair if you're guaranteeing a playoff spot for each division, but for some reason a guaranteed spot for every 3 teams seems far more ridiculous to me.
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Appreciate the thoughts. My friend says in their league they play head-to-head and also against the league average every week so it kind of combines the head-to-head aspect plus a vs the field kind of situation. So if say you had the 2nd highest score and played the best that week you go 1-1 on the week and by the same token if you have the 2nd worst score and beat the worst you will go 1-1 and not gain on a better team. Over the length of the season it seems this method may sort it out a bit better than a normal 13 week schedule. I like your idea but I want to avoid a Seattle Seahawk situation where a say a 6-7 division winner gets in and a 7-6 2nd place division team is out what do you think?