Different method (NFL Wildcard) of breaking ties, not sure if available
In the NFL (and our fantasy league) we use the NFL's tiebreaking system which states that:
"Only one club advances to the playoffs in any tie-breaking step. Remaining tied clubs revert to the first step of the applicable division or Wild Card tie-breakers. As an example, if two clubs remain tied in any tie-breaker step after all other clubs have been eliminated, the procedure reverts to Step 1 of the two-club format to determine the winner. When one club wins the tiebreaker, all other clubs revert to Step 1 of the applicable two-club or three-club format."
This is coming up in our league due to the possibility of a 3 team tie. Team A is 2-0 vs. Team B, Team B is 2-0 vs. Team C and Team C is 2-0 vs. Team A, making each 2-2 in the H2H tiebreaker. We then revert to points, where Team A advances. We then revert to the start of the tiebreak system again, where head-to-head reenters the conversation, and Team B advances by being 2-0 against Team C. As the tiebreaking procedure currently exists on the site, Team C is said to advance because once we get to the points tiebreak, the 3 teams are ranked A-->C-->B. Is there any way to add a feature (maybe the "IfSomeTiesBroken" line) to say "break ties one at a time, from top"?
Hi folks, sorry for the late reply. First off, thanks Aryeh for attempting to help. That's really cool that I'm not alone around here.
I don't now how to do it with the old tiebreakers, but, if the 5 and 6 seeds are your wildcards, you can use the one off tiebreakers I recently made for NFL.
Here is how they look on the NFL page: http://www.sportsclubstats.com/NFL.txt
The faq explains what they do (search for NFLSpecial):
That doesn't work correctly, as I said originally. As explained in my initial comment, "StartOver" works like this:
After getting to the 2nd step of the tiebreak, the "goals" tiebreak breaks all of the ties resulting in (A-->C-->B). Instead, A should be removed and B/C should restart, which gives a different result based on step 1 of the tiebreak.
StartOver works in this manner if step 2 of the tiebreak shows that A> B and C, but B *still* is equal to C. In that case, you would start over.
Aryeh Levin commented
You'd use "IfSomeTiesBroken:" and either "StartOver" or "StartOverIf2" StartOverIf2 starts over if there are only 2 teams left, and StartOver starts over if there are any team eliminated through tiebreakers.