Dave Davies
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Good evening, my friends  an INCREDIBLE couple of days rugby, no?
HOWever. Curious about the point system.
As an American, this whole points thing is new to me, as is the very idea or relegation.
But when I crunch the numbers, I'm not sure they create the scenarios we want... For example:
The same four scenarios with different pointsperwin:
Scenario A  Team has 10 wins, no losses (no BP's)
Scenario B  10 Losses, all with BP's
Scenario C  5 Wins, 5 Losses, no BP's for any
Scenario D  4 Wins with BP's, 6 Losses, no BP's
In our current world, this would get you:
A: 40 B: 20 C: 20, and D: 20
It seems counterintuitive that a team with zero wins could be considered equal to a team with 5 wins, right?
But if a win got you 5 points instead of 4, here are the same outcomes:
A: 50 B: 20 C: 25 D 24
Or if a win was worth 6, the same results would be:
A: 60 B: 20 C: 30 D: 28
I think the 5 point situation gets us the most reasonable results based on gut feeling, but I'm sure I am very late to the party in terms of discussing the math... What am I missing? I feel like making the switch from 4pt base to 5pt base for wins would make things easier or more comprehensible, yes?...
HOWever. Curious about the point system.
As an American, this whole points thing is new to me, as is the very idea or relegation.
But when I crunch the numbers, I'm not sure they create the scenarios we want... For example:
The same four scenarios with different pointsperwin:
Scenario A  Team has 10 wins, no losses (no BP's)
Scenario B  10 Losses, all with BP's
Scenario C  5 Wins, 5 Losses, no BP's for any
Scenario D  4 Wins with BP's, 6 Losses, no BP's
In our current world, this would get you:
A: 40 B: 20 C: 20, and D: 20
It seems counterintuitive that a team with zero wins could be considered equal to a team with 5 wins, right?
But if a win got you 5 points instead of 4, here are the same outcomes:
A: 50 B: 20 C: 25 D 24
Or if a win was worth 6, the same results would be:
A: 60 B: 20 C: 30 D: 28
I think the 5 point situation gets us the most reasonable results based on gut feeling, but I'm sure I am very late to the party in terms of discussing the math... What am I missing? I feel like making the switch from 4pt base to 5pt base for wins would make things easier or more comprehensible, yes?...