Overview:
*The European League of Football is American football played on the continent of Europe, in various countries. It is not affiliated with the NFL, although the latter granted the ELF permission to use names from the old NFL Europe league. This brought excitement and legitimacy to ELF.
*In our league, players pick a team name from a list created by the Commissioner. Team names are fictional but do reflect some meaning for the given region.
*The regular season is 11 weeks in duration. The postseason is three weeks long.
*Players pick any 5 ELF regular season games each week, with a point spread.

Making Picks
*Picks will be due each Friday at 3pm est.
*We will either use a website picksheet or email to submit picks.
*Each week, there are 7-8 ELF games to choose from. Each player will pick 5 of those games. Then each game will be assigned one of these point values: 17, 14, 10, 7, 3.
*Point spreads will be incorporated into each pick.
*If a pick wins, the player earns the amount of points he/she assigned. If a pick loses or ties, that players receives 0 points.
*A maximum score of 51 points can be earned if all 5 picks wins.

Standings
* For our league, 2 ties will equal 1 win.

Playoffs
*The three divisional winners and the top two non-divisional teams (wildcards) will qualify for the playoffs.
*The wildcard teams play each other in the first round. The divisional winners have byes that round. The winner of the wildcard round goes onto play the top seed in the Divisional Round. However, a wildcard team cannot play a team from their division in this round. Instead, they will play the #2 seed.
*Team with the higher seed is the home team and earns the tie-breaker advantage throughout the playoffs.

Tie Breaker Rules
Two Teams
1. Head-to-Head
2. Points scored during entire season
3. Strength of victories
4. Adjusted Record (What record would be if they played average score each week)
5. Coin Toss

Three or More Teams
Note: If two teams remain tied after third or other teams are eliminated during any step, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of the two-team format.
1. Head-to-Head among the teams
2. Points scored during entire season
3. Strength of victories
4. Adjusted Record (What record would be if they played average score each week)
5. Coin Toss