**Overview**

1) Discussion and voting on divisional winners and losers, wildcard.

2) Discussion and voting on playoffs

3) Offseason draft

**Divisional Winners and Losers**

Starting later this week, we'll have new threads opened for each division, two at a time, in which all the owners will make their case for why they should (or should not) be voted "Best Team in the Division" or "Worst Team in Division." We can then have a quick poll in which we take all the "middle" teams in each conference and vote on who should win the two Wild Cards. Hopefully this is over by roughly end of February.

Each division has one designated owner who should take the lead in doing the following:

(a) starting the thread on time (see schedule below)

(b) providing a basic overview of each team in terms of PFF numbers when you start the thread.

(c) PMing the other three owners in your division to let them know the thread is started and ask them to make their case

(d) After 4-5 days, edit your original post to include two polls ("Which is the best team?" and "Which is the worst team?") and edit the post title to add something like "Now Voting." Don't add the polls when you originally start the thread as we want discussion to occur before voting.

**Divisional Voting**

Teams in charge of each division in bold. Both of the North divisions still need somebody to step up.

AFC East

**(ESC)**and NFC East

**(Laddie)**- Open thread Feb 19th.

AFC North

**(????)**and NFC North

**(????)**- Open thread Feb 26th

AFC South (

**Phragle)**and NFC South

**(MMS)**- Open thread March 5th

AFC West

**(Bakahump)**and NFC West

**(DanooMe)**- Open thread March 12th

Vote on Wildcards - March 19

**Playoff Schedule**

I can start these threads when the time comes but it will be up to the playoff teams themselves to make their case for why they should win the matchup.

Wild Card Round Playoffs - March 26

Divisional Round Playoffs - April 2

Conference Championships - April 9

Super Bowl - April 16

If we want, we can do slightly less than a week for each round so that we wrap this up more quickly. But that's a rough schedule.

We still need to determine the exact procedure for deciding who wins each playoff round - it will likely be some combination of voting and a luck element.

**Offseason Draft**

We'll try to start this as soon as the playoffs are over. Procedures are as follows, based on what we determined last summer:

Draft order based on divisional voting with randomization within groups. The eight teams voted worst in division will be 1-8 (randomly decided), the remaining non-playoff teams will be 9-20 (randomly decided), then the playoff teams will be 21-32 depending on results of the playoffs (ties broken, ie among all teams eliminated in WC round, by divisional voting percentages).

Each team will drop four players of their choosing from their roster. Each team will also choose 12 players to protect from the draft.

We will then have an offseason draft with the draft pool consisting of all unprotected rostered players, all draft eligible collegians, and all non-rostered players. During this draft, each team can lose a maximum of 2 unprotected rostered players in the draft. After 2 of your players are selected, the rest of your unprotected rostered players are off-limits and no longer part of the draft pool.

Each team will therefore lose a total of 6 players in the offseason. Given that we want to expand roster sizes at a gradual rate, the number of draft rounds will be equal to 11.

There are no limits on the maximum number of years that players can be kept.