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Are two teams always moved?

Is this protocol to only move two teams? I am new in the league. In our level there are three teams that are much better than the other teams. We could be the odd team out.
On the Bubble.
11/11/2008

 
Generally speaking only two teams move at a time. But last year I was involved in a 3 team move because of a tie. Unfortunately it was down and not up!
M. Schenkel
11/12/2008

 
I agree, in some Levels the 3rd place team that doesn't move up will continue to just dominate the level and the other pairs. Also how can a team be ahead of another with less wins? Maybe 3 points should be given to teams that win in two that way by the end you can really tell who played very well and who didn't and it would be easier to figure out who is better and not have it be so close. Or even ask the top team...they should remember the pair that gave them the hardest challenge....just some thoughts, I would be sad to cruise through another session only to have lost to the top team, in a close match ;( It also doesn't help not to understand how the point system works...although I'm sure its tough and appreciate everything Claudia does & this site is great! Just some ideas....
YoungGun
11/12/2008

 
The scoring is pure math of wins/loss ratio, hence the % number in the standings after the record. There are plenty of chances to move. You have four new teams coming every six weeks. As far as asking the top team that just wont work for obvious reasons. Pure math is the only fair way. In the case of a tie, Im guessing the first step is to see if the two teams played and who won. If they didnt play, heads or tails.
wannabee
11/12/2008

 
A formula needs to be developed taking into account strength of schedule, Home/Away record (I get intimidated playing club members at their own club), and how you do heads up against other teams. Perhaps tracking the tally of games would give more information.

A BCS system should be developed.
Who Says the BCS Sucks!
11/12/2008

 
Another thing to consider is substitutes. Sometimes having the right/wrong sub can be the difference. I find certain people will always get the best sub available (if they don't cancel on you). They end up beating you when otherwise you may have beaten them.

This is something totally overlooked during the moves.
Who Says the BCS Sucks!
11/13/2008

 
I forgot the substitute aspect, very true point!!......wins & losses isn't a simple percentage equation either...because losing in 2 rather than 3 messes that up fast...but if someone knows how to figure it out I would love the information on that...
YoungGun
11/13/2008