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#133 General Q. I don't have a credit card, can I still play in full-season leagues?
  A. Yes, click here for additional methods of payment.
#142 General Q. What does my rating mean? How is it calculated?

Each team owner is given a rating. This rating is based on who you've played, whether you've won or lost and by how much. It is similiar in concept to the RPI ratings used for college basketball or Jeff Sagarin's ratings.

Each team owner is given a initial rating of 1400. This rating is adjusted after each league game, based on the final score and the rating of the opposing team owner. For example, if the 'Orange Crush' beat the 'High Flyers' 100-90 and the Orange Crush came into the game with a rating of 1480 and the High Flyers came in with a rating of 1420, the new ratings would be:

  • Orange Crush: 1495 (calculation: 1480 + (100-90) + 15 + (-10) where 15 points are added for the victory and -10 for the handicap)
  • High Flyers: 1405 (calculation: 1420 + (90-100) - 15 + 10) where 15 points are subtracted for the loss and 10 are added for the handicap)

Handicaps are adjusted based on the differences in ratings between the two teams before the game is played. So if the Fence Crushers had come into the game with an 1800 rating and the Flame Throwers had a 1200 rating, their new ratings would be:

  • Orange Crush: 1803 (calculation: 1800 + (100-90) + 15 + (-22))
  • High Flyers: 1197 (calculation: 1200 + (90-100) - 15 + 22)

As you may have deduced from the rating formula, you are rewarded for beating good competition and likewise, you gain very little by beating weaker teams.

In addition to regular season wins/losses, you will receive additional bonuses to your owner rating by performing well in the playoffs.

Playoff LevelOwner Bonus
Advancing to the 3rd round+20
Advancing to the Finals+40
League Champion+60

NOTE: ratings are only adjusted for regular-season and post-season wins/losses. Also, your rating is carried with you from team to team, league to league.

#145 General Q. How do I remove a team from my team management center after the season is over?
  A. Once your season is over, teams will automatically be removed from your team management center within 2 weeks.
#832 General Q. What prizes are given out for SimLeague Football?
  A. As if the glory and admiration of your defeated opponents wasn't enough, the League Champion also receives 3,000 Reward Points* for use in the WhatIfSports Reward Center!

You can use your reward points towards free SimLeague teams, merchandise and other great prizes!

If you're not fortunate enough to win the whole thing, don't worry, you *may* get a parting gift! Depending on how far you go in the playoffs, you may get up to $4.00 off your next full-season football team:

Round Reached Credit*
1st Round $1.00
2nd Round $2.00
3rd Round $3.00
4th Round $4.00

Credits are valid for use on future Simleague Football purchases only. Credits not used within 30 days will expire. Credits are not redeemable for cash.

*Note: these rewards change for open leagues depending on the number of times an owner reaches the Championship Game in any league. Teams purchased using a promo code will receive $8.00 in credits instead of Reward Points for winning the Championship, also subject to the following rules.

The 1st - 5th trips to the Championship game yield the full value of the prizes mentioned above (100%).
The 6th - 10th trips to the Championship game yield 75%.
The 10th trip and beyond yields 50%.

Remember, these limitations are for open leagues only -- theme leagues will ALWAYS yield 100% of the prize values!

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