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Why do people say a team is "X games in back of the loss column"?


Barnaby Graves

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Is there a reason people don't refer directly to games back and instead use games in the loss column? I don't understand this.

Because a team can always theoretically win out. The ultimate determining factor is the number of losses since that is a set total.

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Because a team can always theoretically win out. The ultimate determining factor is the number of losses since that is a set total.

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Exactly. You can't un-lose games to catch up on your own, but you can always win more if you've played less games.

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Because a team can always theoretically win out. The ultimate determining factor is the number of losses since that is a set total.

That help?

I thought that was kind of the reason but it doesn't seem particularly useful unless there's very few games left. And even then I'd probably use E numbers.

Not that it really matters honestly.

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