Standings & Playoff Seedings Explained

UpdatedThursday May 27, 2021 byLMLL Admin.

LMLL Spring Rec standings for our competitive Divisions (Green and higher) are based on Winning Percentage (wins/games played, with a tie counting as 1/2 win).  However, during the season, standings will be displayed and ordered based on a "points" system (2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie), because that's how the SportsSignUp Play system works.  Generally these two rankings should be the same if teams have played the same number of games - you can look at the Winning Percentage displayed for each team to see if the order is correct.

At the end of the season, the points will be adjusted and standings will be re-ordered (if needed) to reflect final Winning Percentages, and the team(s) with the best Winning Percentage will be the Division (or the AL/NL conference, in the case of AL/NL divisions) regular season champion(s).  THE ACTUAL POINTS CALCULATION DOES NOT MATTER, ONLY WINNING PERCENTAGE (and the tie-breakers below).

Playoff seedings will also be based on Winning Percentage, subject to the following tie-breakers (subject to change, so don't bet any money on them!):

  1. Head-to-head record during the regular season.
  2. If still tied, highest winning percentage in-conference (AL/NL) during the regular season (for AL/NL divisions).
  3. If still tied, a coin flip at the end of the regular season and before the start of the playoffs.

These seedings also will determine Away/Home designation in all playoff rounds except the final round, when different rules will apply depending on the Division.

Click to see the current Standings, or go to the Standings selection in the left navigation bar on your team website or the top navigation bar of the LMLL website.