With the end of the make-up week just around the corner (January 1st, 11:59 p.m. CST), it’s time to start thinking about the playoff picture. So far, no official word has been given as to how the playoffs will be structured for the Legacy League, but taking an educated guess it makes sense to either send the top 2 teams from each division (12 playoff teams total) or take the top 2 teams from each division plus 4 wildcard teams for a total of 16 playoffs teams.
Remember: All playoffs games must be played on Neutral Host.
Below is a list of the most up-to-date standings available. That said, the spreadsheet with the team records, from which this list was derived from, was last updated December 15th, so Week 5 and make-up week games may not be reflected.
Cabs r Here 6 – 0
Fedora Nation 2 – 1
The Ways and Means Committee 2 – 3
Grif Reapers 1 – 4
Zoo Monkies 0 – 1
Murk Squad Thugz 0 -2
It’s a no-brainer here that Cabs r Here will be taking the #1 spot for Division 1. The #2 spot is up for grabs still, considering Fedora Nation and The Ways and Means Committee have several games that need to be played, including their final match against eachother.
Prediction: #1 Cab r Here; #2 Fedora Nation; #3 The Ways and Means Committee*
Green Amry 6 – 1
Green Army Jr. 5 – 3
lvl 50 Spartans LFG 4 – 2
Bacon 1 -4
What the Grif 0 – 6
Division 2 sports the most competitive top three teams in the Leagacy league at the moment with a rivalry between Green Army and it’s offspring team Green Army Jr. Green Army Jr. actually beat Green Army once earlier this season, handing them their only loss. However, it looks like the geezers on Green Army will most likely prevail and take the division.
Predictions: #1 Green Army; #2 Green Army Jr. #3 lvl 50 Spartans LFG*
Grammaton Clerics 5 – 0
The Hit Squad 3 – 4
Pro Laggers 2 – 0
Game Over 1 – 1
Ever Growing Crisis 0 – 2
American Dream 0 – 4
In Division 3, Grammaton Clerics is clearly leading the pack. That said, props to 100% newbie team The Hit Squad for not only for stepping up to compete in Legacy, but for playing more games than most veteran teams. Perhaps if Pro Laggers is able to finish out their season, they’ll be able to take the #2 spot from The Hit Squad, but as it stands now…
Predictions: #1 Grammaton Clerics; #2 The Hit Squad; #3 Pro Laggers*
Hot Bikini Guyz 2 – 1
Ginyu Force 2 – 0
The New York Pineapples 1 – 2
Red Ray 1 – 1
Razor Sharp 0 – 1
Hot Lead 0 – 1
Not a whole lot appears to be happening in Division 3 which is definitely a surprise considering the overwhelming amount of experience in this division. Once the make-up week games are recorded, the divisional race should clear up a bit.
Predictions: #1 Hot Bikini Guys; #2 Ginyu Force; #3 The New York Pineapples*
Instant Classic 4 – 0
DASH 2 -2
Don’t’ Touch That Dial 2 – 1
Deadly If Eaten 0 – 1
STBELite 0 – 4
Sky Whale Aliance – No Games Reported
The top 3 teams in Division 5 are no surprise. If games are played, I expect to see DASH taking the #1 seed for this division, despite them having PP MooCow PP on their team. However, getting into playoffs is often more about the number of games played than games won…
Predictions: #1 Instant Classic; #2 DASH; #3 Don’t Touch That Dial*
Way to Fail 3 – 0
Evil League of Evil 1 – 1
Hard Liquor Chasers 1 – 1
Te Veman Mandoade 0 – 3
We Like Mudkipz No Games Reported
Way to Fail seems to be the only team actually succeeding in Division 6. Of course, with a paucity of games played anyone could still take on the #1 slot. Evil League of Evil has a roster full of Grifball Geezers who, if they can make it out of bed in the morning, could pose quite a threat to Way to Fail. The Hard Liquor Chasers have been attempting to get their games played during the make-up week and if they’re able to maintain just the tiniest amount of sobriety and actually show up for their games, they could probably manage the #2 slot.
Predictions: #1 Way to Fail; #2 Evil League of Evil; #3 Hard Liquor Chasers*
*Possibility of qualification if playoffs utilize 16 teams.