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Old 12-03-2012, 11:19 AM   #79
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Originally Posted by canadianbroncosfan View Post
Anyone have any idea why N.E. is listed in #2 over Baltimore?

And it's not just that has them, espn, yahoo, tsn, all of them have N.E. over Baltimore.

Looking at the tie-breaker procedures for three clubs tied, it says

Three or more clubs
1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games among the clubs).

of the three teams tied at 9-3, Baltimore is 1-0 (100%); N.E. is 1-1 (50%) and Denver is 0-1 (0%)
According to what I've read, in a 3 team tie for playof seedings, the head to head criteria is ONLY applicable if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others. This has not taken place yet.

so you must go to the next criteria:

Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference (NE is 8-1 and Balt is 8-2 in AFC games).
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