Lots of Shades of Gray

17 10 2012

So, we find ourselves going into the final week of the season with just a few certainties…and a whole lot of gray area.  What do we know?

  • Bocce Bartokomous (10-0) has (long ago) sealed up first place and will be the top seed for as long as they remain in this year’s playoffs.  They are also hoping to cap off the first undefeated NBL season with a victory over That’s How We Roll (3-5) tonight.
  • Days of Thunder (8-3), enjoying another bye week due to a scheduling snafu, had a slightly diminished roar for their season finale, falling prey to the Bocce Slayers (5-5) last week.  However, DoT have sewn up the second seed in the playoffs.
  • Seven teams hovering around mediocrity  going into the final season, with either 4 or 5 wins.  Six wins will assure teams of a post-season berth; the Segals and What Up, Biocce? (both 5-4) can find themselves here, even if they each split their two games during the final week. Five wins will likely to secure a date in the playoffs, as well.  Those that end the season with four winds are just tempting fate.
  • Even though they are only 3-5 going into the final week, That’s How We Roll still have a realistic chance of securing a playoff spot.  And despite gong 1-4 in their last five contests, there’s a good chance that The Big Lebocce (5-5) will find themselves in the post season, even if they drop their game in the final week.
  • Boccelism (3-7) are still mathematically alive, that is until they lose to the Segals or the 4-win teams — Cojones Loco, Meatballs, or the Remnants (all 4-6) — start securing victories tonight.
  • League newbies, Cancel All My Appointments, and Hold All My Balls (2-7), currently find themselves in last place.  But if they can muster another performance like last week’s strong showing (which included an impressive 1-point loss to the league-leading Bartokomi) they might not end the season in the basement.

Following Week 7 competition, here are the league standings:

W  L Pct. PF PA Diff Pts./Game Against Game Dif.
1 Bocce Bartokomous 10  0 1.000 172 79 93 17.20 7.90 9.30
2 Days of Thunder 8  3 0.727 158 124 34 14.36 11.27 3.09
3 Segals 5  4 0.556 127 107 20 14.11 11.89 2.22
4 What Up, Biocce? 5  4 0.556 121 101 20 13.44 11.22 2.22
5 Bocce Slayers 5  5 0.500 145 141 4 14.50 14.10 0.40
6 The Big Lebocce 5  5 0.500 121 154 -33 12.10 15.40 -3.30
7 Cojones Loco 4  6 0.400 122 140 -18 12.20 14.00 -1.80
8 Remnants 4  6 0.400 122 152 -30 12.20 15.20 -3.00
9 Meatballs 4  6 0.400 124 157 -33 12.40 15.70 -3.30
10 That’s How We Roll 3  5 0.375 125 110 15 15.63 13.75 1.88
11 Boccelism 3  7 0.300 124 149 -25 12.40 14.90 -2.50
12 Cancel /Hold All My Balls 2  7     0.222 103 150 -47 11.44 16.67 -5.22
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