Top 3 or Top 4?

Discussion in 'CricSim Cricket' started by Cribbage, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Cribbage RG Cribb

    I'd always planned on moving to a top four system when we added a tenth team, which I was thinking would be this season, but we're sticking with nine.

    Should we have a top four anyway?

    If we did have a top four I'd just add an extra game to our existing finals structure, so it'd become:

    Quarter Final: 3rd (home) v 4th (away)
    Semi Final: 2nd (home) v Winner of QF (away)
    Final: 1st v Winner of SF (neutral)
  2. HeathDavisSpeed HT Davis

    I don't think so. I don't think you should be rewarded by coming 4th in a 9 team home and away tournament with a chance at winning the title.
  3. Chewie JA Chewie

    In the NRL you can come 8th of 16 and win the title though
  4. Gazza GJ Weaver

    Agree with Heef. Especially for 9 teams.
  5. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Yeah but tbf I always complain about that and say I'd much prefer to have a top 6.
  6. Number 11 CJ Downes

    ravens 4th place last season? :ninja:
  7. Chewie JA Chewie

    I prefer the format of a top 4, but I'm undecided on whether 9 teams warrants it
  8. morgieb MC Burridge

    How set are you on a 10th team for Season 14? If you want one then I'd say change to a Top 4, otherwise nah.
  9. Raide KN Rask

    Should first really get a free ride to the grand final? I guess it's just a preference thing, a reward for taking out first place for the season. I'm no expert on bracketing and setting up draws.

    What about something like the following, I think it's how my junior soccer used to work:

    Finals Week 1

    1st vs 2nd (Winner goes to the final)
    3rd vs 4th

    Finals Week 2

    Winner of 3v4 vs Loser of 1v2 (Winner goes to the final)

    Grand Final Week

    Winner of Week 2 vs Winner of 1v2 from Week 1

    It's just like, a life persay for finishing as the top two teams. Plus, more finals matches are always fun :p
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  10. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Not really set at all. Not thinking that far ahead.
  11. Chewie JA Chewie

    That's what he's set out in the op...

    edit: oops :hughesy: I thought that's what he set out in op cos to me that's the logical 4 team finals series but it isn't
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2015
  12. Raide KN Rask

    Yea, oops indeed.
  13. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Yeah I get what you mean and you've already really added one game there, but I dunno, it's a bit of a CricSim tradition that if you finish top you play the final, and I kind of like that.
  14. Athlai JJD Heads

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  15. HeathDavisSpeed HT Davis

  16. Notsure SM Green

    I don't mind having 4 out of 9 teams make the finals. If you finish 4th and can then go and beat the top 3 teams in the competition, 2 away from him, in consecutive weeks then you definitely deserve the title. I just feel that that finals format isn't a very good one. If you are set on the team finish first going straight through then just keep it at 3 teams.
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  17. Gazza GJ Weaver

    Lions for Season 14???
  18. Magrat Garlick M Garlick

    If you want to keep that then don't go top-4. A final series with a team getting 2 byes looks yucky.
  19. Howe JHF Howe

    If you've decided that, you should keep it to 3 teams, I think.
  20. Eggman DA Eggman

    I hate this system, it just adds an extra game and could mean the best team in the reg season not make the finals.

    I also agree with Heef
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