10-team, h2h, keeper league entering it's 4th year. 6 teams make playoffs
We currently have it setup for 20wk reg season + 4 weeks for playoffs (2 weeks for final)
However, this means you play two teams 3x, the last three years, it's been the same two teams, but we're sick of that.
So, what's the best option:
Simply rotate the two teams you play 3x so that there's no inherent unfairness at the start of the year?
Specify which teams people play 3x based on seeding (#1 plays #2 and #3, #5 plays #4 and #6, etc)
Cut two weeks out of the regular season (so you never play anyone 3x) and extend all 3 playoff rounds to two weeks
Or go to two 5-team divisions, if we played everyone in the division 3x and everyone out of it 2x, that would put us as 22 weeks. Total of 26 - too long. We could cut a week by getting rid of the first round of the playoffs (only taking 4 teams instead of 6) or cutting the final to a single week - or both, to get back to 24 weeks.
So, has anyone had experience with divisions in 10-team leagues or had any success going to a 25-week schedule?