Top 8 Finals System

Have been a little bored today so have been having a look at a finals system I created a few years ago. I always like the old top 4 and top 5 models that allowed the top teams to keep their 2nd chance all the way to the Grand Final if they kept winning. The biggest downfall is the finals would run an extra week and the team that wins the Major Semi would have only played 1 game in a month but that was the same in the old top 5 as well.
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@Geo said in Top 8 Finals System:

Should be top 16…

We would at least qualify.

@Magpie1969 said in Top 8 Finals System:

Top 5 only

The revenue that the top 8 brings in won’t allow that again.

@Magpie1969 said in Top 8 Finals System:

Top 5 only

I agree, but never going to happen.

@GNR4LIFE said in Top 8 Finals System:

@Magpie1969 said in Top 8 Finals System:

Top 5 only

The revenue that the top 8 brings in won’t allow that again.

I fully understand the economics of a top 8 systems but it really rewards
Some poor sides who finish 6 to 8 spot.
Top 5.
1 gets a rest.
2 plays 3 loser survives
4 plays 5 lower gone
Teams 1, 2 and 3 all get second chances

last edited by Magpie1969

@Magpie1969 said in Top 8 Finals System:

@GNR4LIFE said in Top 8 Finals System:

@Magpie1969 said in Top 8 Finals System:

Top 5 only

The revenue that the top 8 brings in won’t allow that again.

I fully understand the economics of a top 8 systems but it really rewards
Some poor sides who finish 6 to 8 spot.
Top 5.
1 get a rest.
2 plays 3 loser survives
4 plays 5 lower gone
Teams 1, 2 and 3 all get second chances

It does award poor sides. What’s it say about us

@Magpie1969 said in Top 8 Finals System:

@GNR4LIFE said in Top 8 Finals System:

@Magpie1969 said in Top 8 Finals System:

Top 5 only

The revenue that the top 8 brings in won’t allow that again.

I fully understand the economics of a top 8 systems but it really rewards
Some poor sides who finish 6 to 8 spot.
Top 5.
1 gets a rest.
2 plays 3 loser survives
4 plays 5 lower gone
Teams 1, 2 and 3 all get second chances

Mate, love the system but just won’t happen.

@Geo said in Top 8 Finals System:

Should be top 16…

Top 17 in 2022

Happy’s toads will be the new QLD team

if we expand the competitions to 20 and have a top 10 system

Then lets make the old top 5 system but double

1,3,5,7,9 in one top 5 system
2,4,6,8,10 in other top 5 system

winner of each which is like winning the grand final in the old top 5 system would play each other in a major grand final.

@Magpie1969 said in Top 8 Finals System:

Top 5 only

We can’t even make a top 8, what chance would we have at making the top 5

@BigUnit said in Top 8 Finals System:

if we expand the competitions to 20 and have a top 10 system

Then lets make the old top 5 system but double

1,3,5,7,9 in one top 5 system
2,4,6,8,10 in other top 5 system

winner of each which is like winning the grand final in the old top 5 system would play each other in a major grand final.

I’ve said before if you go with 20 teams, you’d have 10 nsw teams and 10 outside nsw.
You could have top 5 for conference.
And you essentially get 3 grand finals.

@frullens said in Top 8 Finals System:

@BigUnit said in Top 8 Finals System:

if we expand the competitions to 20 and have a top 10 system

Then lets make the old top 5 system but double

1,3,5,7,9 in one top 5 system
2,4,6,8,10 in other top 5 system

winner of each which is like winning the grand final in the old top 5 system would play each other in a major grand final.

I’ve said before if you go with 20 teams, you’d have 10 nsw teams and 10 outside nsw.
You could have top 5 for conference.
And you essentially get 3 grand finals.

I like the conference idea. I tried to make a mock one, semi-mimicking the NFL. So teams were split into 4 divisions :

Final week 1

  • winner of each division has week off
  • teams 2 + 3 play each other in elimination match

Finals week 2

  • Winner week 1 plays winner of the division
  • Loser eliminated

Finals week 3

  • Division A week 2 winner vs Division B week 2 winner
  • Division A week 2 winner vs Division D week 2 winner
  • losers eliminated

Final

  • winners from week 3 play for premiership

Not sure if it’s “ideal” though because every finals match is elimination - i.e. no “losers” get a second change, regardless of where they finished in the regular season. Also, it becomes more like a top 12 so without more teams, its not great…

Maybe we should go with

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