The other day I was looking back at an article Avry wrote about the Rush making the postseason despite a .500 record or under and it occurred to me that this is kind of depressing. While the thought that came to my head would still include an under .500 making the playoffs,I am curious to see the fans opinion on this topic. The Canadian Football League has had a crossover rule for many years. For the people that are unfamiliar with the crossover rule, a crossover rule is when the last place team of division A has a better record than the last playoff team in the division B; they would take that spot because they have won more games.
An example in the NLL this year would be:
If the season ended today without a crossover rule the playoffs would look like this: Calgary .727 Toronto .818 Minnesota .556 Buffalo .700 Washington .456 Boston .545 Edmonton .182 Rochester .500 Now if the season ended today with the crossover rule, playoffs would look like so: Calgary .727 Toronto .818 Minnesota .556 Buffalo .700 Washington .456 Boston .545 Philadelphia .364 Rochester .500 Upside to this: There is a chance we could see more competitive lacrosse down the stretch, and it gives teams who worked hard a chance to play a playoff game who are playing in the stronger division this year. Downside to this: It takes away a balance of East and West teams and could possibly create an all Eastern Championship game or an all Western Championship game. So what do you think lacrosse fans? Should the NLL adopt the crossover rule to allow the top teams make the playoffs? Leave you comments below and Vote in the poll.