How should a tiebreaker work for March Madness?

How should a tiebreaker work for March Madness?

Post by JGibso » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:29:43


Tiebraker it total points for the championship game.

Two options:
1.  Closest score regardless of over/under (my choice)
2.  Closest score where you did not guess under the actual total score (someone else claims this is the way it has always been done).

Fortunatley, in our case, the winner of the tiebraker for 3rd is the same eitehr way, but we need to straigthen this out for the future.  Only 1 point separated 1st and 2nd and 1 point separated 2nd and a 3-way tie for 3rd.

 
 
 

How should a tiebreaker work for March Madness?

Post by Seapi » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:10:56


Quote:
> Tiebraker it total points for the championship game.

> Two options:
> 1. ?Closest score regardless of over/under (my choice)
> 2. ?Closest score where you did not guess under the actual total score (someone else claims this is the way it has always been done).

> Fortunatley, in our case, the winner of the tiebraker for 3rd is the same eitehr way, but we need to straigthen this out for the future. ?Only 1 point separated 1st and 2nd and 1 point separated 2nd and a 3-way tie for 3rd.

It doesn't really matter, as long as it's clear to everyone
beforehand.  It sounds like that wasn't the case for you.  If it was
ambiguous, I'd say that option 1 makes more sense; option 2 sounds
like he's almost sort of confusing your pool with The Price Is Right.

 
 
 

How should a tiebreaker work for March Madness?

Post by JGibso » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:29:55

Quote:


> > Tiebraker it total points for the championship game.

> > Two options:

> > 1. ?Closest score regardless of over/under (my choice)

> > 2. ?Closest score where you did not guess under the actual total score (someone else claims this is the way it has always been done).

> > Fortunatley, in our case, the winner of the tiebraker for 3rd is the same eitehr way, but we need to straigthen this out for the future. ?Only 1 point separated 1st and 2nd and 1 point separated 2nd and a 3-way tie for 3rd.

> It doesn't really matter, as long as it's clear to everyone

> beforehand.  It sounds like that wasn't the case for you.  If it was

> ambiguous, I'd say that option 1 makes more sense; option 2 sounds

> like he's almost sort of confusing your pool with The Price Is Right.

Well, it wasn't clear ahead of time and we use that one because that's what CBS uses.  When I posted this yesterday, the teams were still in alphabetical order, but today, I see CBS actually used the tiebreaker to sort.  The second way was basically the opposite of the Price is Right.  It would be like if you thought everyone underbid, you went to $1M because underbids got rejected.