Two of three 2018 conference champions did not make the playoffs, while the NFC's Lucky Enuf is back to defend his title. Of 18 playoff contenders, only four have previously won a championship. They are:
For most of us, Week 13 constituted the end of the 2019 season. Congratulations to those still competing, and condolences to those that aren't (myself included). Below are the final regular season standings and OPR rankings.
A new wrinkle to the OPR chart is the expected record of each team based on their OPR. The expected record is based on 299 individual seasons of data, forecasting a W/L record for each OPR.
Finally, Rivalry Week is upon us. For some leagues, Week 13 has no special significance. But the OIL is different, and we reserve the last week of the regular season for rivalry games. See the matchups after the jump.
I cannot remember a season where not a single team had clinched a playoff spot going into Rivalry Week, but that's the case in the NFC. In contrast, the AFC has four playoff spots locked up, while the PFC has two. Seeds 1-6 are all still up for grabs in the NFC. Crazy.
You may notice a jump in OPR scores from previous weeks. Regrettably, you should know there was one error in an individual manager's raw OPR formula, and that skewed everything. I have found and fixed it, and the results are below.
There are only two games left, and yet only three teams out of 42 have clinched playoff spots: the AFC's Brewmasters and the PFC's Nightmares and Team Tadlock. No NFC team has clinched a playoff berth in what may be the most competitive seasons yet in that conference.
MARLOW, Okla. — If you stay in the league long enough, you're going to lose a lot of games . . . and that is the case for original OIL member and 2007 OIL champion Lyndal Morgan. In his 14th season, Morgan has now suffered an "L" 100 times. He is the first OILer to reach that depressing milestone.
There are new number-one teams in the AFC and NFC, while Team Tadlock continues to lead the PFC. The next two weeks include a lot of players on bye, so now is when teams with depth rise to the top.
Team Tadlock now leads the OIL in OPR, with the Rebel Alliance and Nightmares right on their tail.
There are only five weeks until the playoffs, and the contenders are beginning to separate themselves from the pack. The AFC and PFC have 7-1 teams in first place, while the NFC's pace-setter is 6-2. Only one team remains winless: the AFC's Warm Bodies.
Not only are the top two teams in OPR from the AFC, the two will meet this week in the OIL game of the week. The PFC's Team Tadlock is in third place while the highest NFC team is the Whackers in sixth place. The AFC three of the top five teams in the OIL, but, of the worst 14 teams in the OIL, half of them also hail from the AFC.