- Jun 13, 2000
Seeding for bragging rights is a bunch of nonsense. It's something the analysts come up with to boost the commentary shows.No, there is a separate seeding pool for the div champs. For instance, the WFT will be seeded fourth, while all 3 wild card teams will be seeded lower, despite all of them having better records. That is a separate seeding pool for division champs. Granted that is not different, but one can still consider it unfair. It does matter less this year than most years though, because there in not such a huge home field advantage due to lack of fans in the stands.
What purbeast0 is saying is that division teams are really only in competition with each other. When it comes to the playoffs, the only thing on the line is 1. get in the playoffs 2. secure a better record than the other division champs and you, being the higher seed get homefield advantage. Wildcards are wildcards and always travel since the 1st and 2nd seeds don't play the wildcard round.