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  1. Rawky77

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    Ok 4 team division, end of the season two team out of it.

    Remaining two teams have following records.

    Team A 10-6 but lost all its division games.

    Team B 9-7 but won all its division games.

    Too me Team A wins the Division because it has best overall record.

    Is this correct?

    If so what is the real value of division games, only as tie breakers?
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    Team A wins.. see possible Cleveland-Pitt situation. They are both 9-5, but Pitt has won 5 games in the division while the Browns have won 3. If Pitt loses out and Cleveland wins out the Browns get the North.
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    Thanks to you....10 characters
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    To win the division it goes by (I believe, without checking any facts):

    1. Overall Record
    2. H2H
    3. Division Record
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    That is correct. Overall W-L trumps all other criteria.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2007
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    Of course division games also have an impact on a team's overall record because there are more of them. In the scenario you describe Team A would have had to go 10-0 in its non division games and Team B would have had to go 3-7, not very likely scenarios.
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    This is correct. Now, you're talking about 6 games out of 16. This means team A was 10-0 vs the rest of the league, whereas team B was only 3-7. Don't those games count for something?

    Now consider this: the Steelers and Browns are tied for first at 9-5 in their division, but the Steelers get first place because they won both meetings vs the Browns. However, the Steelers are only 7-5 vs the rest of the league whereas the Browns are 9-3. Hmmm?... OK, the Steelers are logically the division leader, but I just add some food for thought.
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