AF TOP 25 – Once again, On The Rox, 2016 Pro Bowl team out of the Fantasy Addicts is the number one team in the Association. Suffering a 343-311 upset loss to #21 Orange Lantern Corp, On The Rox dipped down from last week’s high percentage of .850 to a Week 12 VsL of 90-17-1/.840 and the Lanterns benefited from the victory by climbing 6 spots to number 15 overall. Both teams are coached by AF Registered Coaches, On The Rox by Rox, and Orange Lantern by Dan “The Polish Rifle” Mayhoff.
The rest of the top 5 saw a bit of movement from the Week 11 edition. The Fantasy Circus‘s Mighty Pats are still in 2nd overall with a VsL of 101-38-1/.730 but The Dixie League‘s Sanford Celeryfeds are challenging, moving from a part of a 3-way tie for 3rd, into 3rd all alone with a .720 percentage. Gig City KnightHawks, eliminated in Round 1 of the Fantasy Circus are right behind them in 4th, tied with the Andalusia Arrows, also from The Dixie, and making their first appearance inside the top 5, both teams posting a .700 VsL percentage. The IFFL‘s Cardiff Crusaders, part of that 3-way tie for 3rd last week, drop out of the top 5 and down to 6th where they are tied with The Dixie‘s New Orleans Black Hats, each team posting .680 for their VsL numbers.
The explanation for The Dixie League teams suddenly emerging in the top 5 has to do with the start of the playoffs in The Dixie, and the way the VsL% is calculated for playoff teams. The Top 25 rankings are based on VsL% (Vs League) and are calculated by dividing for win percentage, a team’s W-L-T record if that team had played every other team in its league each week. Teams that are in the playoffs, have their VsL calculated slightly differently from regular season calculations. Playoff teams’ VsL% is calculated by attributing non-playoff teams with a score of 0 (giving playoff teams an automatic VsL win against non-playoff teams). Playoff wins are given credit as VsL wins over playoff losses even if the score value is lower, and playoff losses are given credit as VsL wins over lower scoring losses. Playoff BYEs are counted as a win with the VsL value equal to the team’s seeding (ie a #1 seeded playoff bye, counts as a win vs all other teams in the league; a #2 seeded BYE counts as a VsL win vs all teams except the #1 seed, etc). This means teams greatly improve upon their regular season rankings the deeper into the playoffs they go. The Dixie League begins their playoff season in Week 12 with the Eastern and Western League Championship Series, earlier than any other Association League, therefore The Dixie teams shooting to the top of the Top 25 is a bit of an anomaly that will even out as the playoffs in other leagues get underway.
The full Top 25 can be viewed below, and can also be viewed at the “Top 25” tab.
Match-ups this week of Top 25 teams:
#1 On The Rox vs #15 Orange Lantern Corp
#4 Andalusia Arrows vs #6 New Orleans Black Hats in the Dixie League Western League Championship Series
#8 Los Angeles Dragons vs #22 Scandinavian Stars
#13 Birds of Prey vs #18 Who Dat Saints
#15 Dacusville Devils vs #22 Old England Patriots
Week 12 Top 25:
Teams run by AF Registered Coaches have their coaches listed below the team.
Blue text indicates a team whose season is complete.
Arrows indicate movement up or down the list from the prior week’s list; double up arrows indicate team was not on the prior week’s list
Playoff VsL record in ( )
|1||On The Rox
– Mighty Pats
|4||Gig City KnightHawks
|6||New Orleans Black Hats
– Coach Crash
|8||The Dawg Pound
|8||Los Angeles Dragons
|10||Cutlering the Cheese||.640||89-50-1||Circus||↓2|
|13||1 Eye Til I Die||.620||111-69-0||S16||↑1|
|13||Birds of Prey
– Roger Tripp
|15||Insane Clowney Posse||.610||80-52-0||LoD||↓1|
|15||Orange Lantern Corp
-Dan “The Polish Rifle” Mayhoff
|18||Who Dat Saints||.600||107-72-1||S16||↑4|
|18||Northern Fins – going south||.600||107-72-1||S16||↑6|
|20||Ladies and Edelman||.590||62-43-0||Circus||↓3|
|22||Old England Patriots||.580||76-56-0||WFL||↓5|
– Mighty Pats
|25||King George Bluto’s
|25||Sacks Fifth Avenue||.570||75-56-1||LoD||↓3|
|25||Mighty Pats (LoD)||.570||75-56-1||LoD||↑↑|