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  1. ctpatsfan77

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    I did this last year, but I figured I'd update it for this year. [I will try to update this once a week; I hope one of the mods will sticky this.]

    The rules are relatively straightforward.

    (1a) The SB winner is assigned pick #32 in every round (excluding compensatory picks).
    (1b) The SB loser is assigned pick #31 in every round.

    (2) All remaining teams are then sorted by W/L percentage, regardless of whether they make the playoffs or not.
    Example: In the 2007 draft, the 8-8 Giants, who made the playoffs, picked before the 9-7 Broncos, who did not.

    (3) Among teams from step (2) with identical records, teams are ranked as follows:
    (3a) Teams that don't make the playoffs are placed ahead of teams that do make the playoffs.
    (3b) Teams that don't make the playoffs are then ranked in increasing order of strength of schedule. [The logic here is that the worse a team's opponents did, the better a team should do.]
    (3c) Teams that do make the playoffs are ranked by the order in which they exit the playoffs. If two teams exit in the same stage, they are then ranked by SOS.
    Example: A 12-4 team that loses its first playoff game will pick before a 12-4 team that reaches a conference championship, even if the latter team has a weaker SOS.
    (3d) If SOS is tied, divisional and/or conference records are used, if possible.
    (3e) If two teams remain tied, a coin toss is used.
    Example: In the 2007 draft, CLE and TB finished with identical records and identical SOS. Since they were in different conferences, the tiebreakers in 3d could not be used, so a coin toss was held.

    At this point, all teams should be ranked from 1 to 32.

    (4) For rounds two through seven, with the exception of the SB teams, all rankings cycle within their respective groupings.
    Example: In 2007, NYJ, PHI, and NO all finished at 10-6, and all made the playoffs; using rule (3c), the final order for round one was NYJ-PHI-NO. In round two, the pick order was PHI-NO-NYJ; in round three, NO-NYJ-PHI, and so on through the remaining rounds.

    * * * * *

    As of the end of Week 11, only rules 2 and 3b have any bearing on the SF pick:

    (2) SF currently must pick after 0-10 MIA, and ahead of all teams at 3-7 or better, as part of a four-team group consisting of NYJ, OAK, SF, and STL.
    (3b) Since SF has the weakest SOS of any 2-8 team, it has the first pick among them; since there is only one team with a record worse than 2-8, that gives the Patriots the #2 pick in the draft.

    As for week 12--the pick cannot move to #1; the only way the pick can move down is if SF wins against ARI. If that happens, the worst the pick can drop should be to #5.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    We are half way through the season, why are we talking draft now? Enjoy the run we have plenty of time for the draft.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    You'll have to update this thread every week.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    Excellent post. Keep it handy because this question will be asked a hundred times between now and the draft.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    ??? You can't talk draft AND enjoy the games? Why not? :confused:

    Some of us think about the draft AND watch the Pats AND talk about Mike Lowell AND watch the Celtics AND even watch games like Titans-Broncos that don't have any Boston teams in them. :D
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    Really? My head hurts just thinking about thinking about all those things at once.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    Just a minor nit...

    The phrase "(excluding compensatory picks)" in "(1a) The SB winner is assigned pick #32 in every round (excluding compensatory picks)" makes little sense, because all compensatory picks are lower than #32.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    Some of us think two drafts in the future.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    Excellent Post! I'm a draft NUT and love thinking that we may pick TOP 3 in the draft. Keep us updated with posts like these.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    Oh well. I'll get that right in 2008, I guess. :D

    Seriously, though, in this case, change excluding to before, and all is well. :)
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (After Week 11: SF pick #2)

    Thanks for the post CTPF77. I would never be able to keep that straight in a million years.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (After Week 11: SF pick #2)

    Isn't it funny that head-to-head record never comes into play?
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (After Week 11: SF pick #2)

    Thanks for the post and explanation of the rules......
    Mods, thanks for the sticky to make it easy to find for future reference.......

    something to give thanks for.......
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (After Week 11: SF pick #2)

    Well, all meaningful games in Week 12 have now been played.

    MIA must still be first, regardless of whether they win.

    Of the four teams at 2-9, NYJ lost, OAK won, STL lost (damn you, Gus Frerotte :mad:), and SF won (can we retroactively revoke Neil Rackers' Pro Bowl status? :enranged:).

    Thus, since SF "wins out" on strength of schedule, the current draft order is:

    1. 'lphins
    2. Rams
    3. JEST
    4. PATRIOTS
    5. Raiders
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2007
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (After Week 11: SF pick #2)

    what about the falcons? same record as the niners and raiders
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (After Week 11: SF pick #2)

    Forgot about them, but they're after the SF/Pats pick.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2007
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    Where the heck have you been? There is nothing wrong with pointing out some great info like this poster has gone through the time to do. I bet you would rather post in all the idiot Maroney diaper threads.

    The fact that our draft position can changed on a weakly basis and a poster taking time to educate the board on how this is true, is a good thread.

    Since when did the season become 22 games as you say we are half way?

    Get off your high horse and let the guy post solid info as opposed to the other crap on the board right now, unless you are the person posting all the crap.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (2008 SF edition)

    There is a lot of crap on the board these days. Kinda sucks actually. The site needs to get rid of all the "sponsor a cheerleader"-type members.
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (After Week 12: SF pick #4)

    I believe this should be updated reflecting that San Fran Pick Back at #2.

    WHOOOOO!
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    Re: Rules for draft pick order (After Week 12: SF pick #4)

    For Week 13, now that the Niners have lost, (A) all is right with the world again :), and (B) all meaningful games with respect to their draft pick have been played.

    Since the Rams and JEST heroically managed to win, they now lose out on SOS to the Niners . . . and the Patriots' pick is once again #2.
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