FACC BASKETBALL

League Rules

 
 
Brief Overview - The FACC (Fantasy Atlantic Coast Conference) is a fantasy based sports league devoted solely to the fifteen member institutions of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The basic structure and operation of this league resembles fantasy football to a small degree, but there are several differences. If you have any questions, feel free to call the TFS office at 336-658-5626 (day) or 336-761-8880 (evening).
 
Rosters - Rosters are made up of thirteen active ACC players. Less players can be carried, but thirteen is never to be exceeded. It's important to note that a good variety of positions (guards, forwards and centers) be utilized due to the restrictions (discussed later) associated with starting lineups.
 
The Draft - The order of selection for the draft is based on the final standings (Records, scoring averages and then power ratings are used as tie-breakers) from the previous season. There are no set number of rounds, this is determined by the number of available scholarships each team has. This of course is based on the number of players each team loses due to graduation, leaving early for the NBA, transferring, etc. Remember, when you draft a player, he's yours until he is no longer associated with the ACC. There are no transaction options in the FACC.
 
Lineups - Once your team has been established, it will be up to you to decide on a starting lineup of 8 players. Once you have supplied your initial (week one) starting lineup to the commissioner, there will be no need to contact him further, unless you decide to change your lineup in later weeks. If changes need to be made, you can contact him at 336.658.5626 (8AM-5PM Monday through Friday) or by e-mail (david.m.welborn@gmail.com). The total fantasy points generated by these eight players will be tracked, and the top five scorers from the group will be used to determine your team total.  Your final five (top scorers for the week) must consist of at least one guard (no more than four) and no more than two centers. Players that are listed as a guard\forward or forward\center can be played at either position. Let's say for example that you submit an active unit of seven forwards and one guard. Even if five of the forwards outscore your lone guard, he (guard) will still have to be inserted into your final five in order to meet the lineup guidelines.
 
Scoring - The process for determining individual scoring is as follows: Players will receive credit for actual points scored, plus an additional point for each rebound, steal, blocked shot and assist. Players can generate negative totals as well. One point will be deducted for each turnover and personal foul. There may be times when this formula produces negative totals. For example, let's say that you have a player that scores 6 points, has no rebounds, assists, steals or blocks, but produces 5 turnovers and 4 personal fouls. Using the scoring formula, this player would generate a negative 3 points. Individual scoring will be tracked to the tenth of a point, but team totals will always be rounded up or down to the nearest whole number. If ties occur, team totals will be broken down to the tenth as well. If a tie still occurs, the tie-breaking procedures (see below) will apply.
 
Bye Week Situations - During the course of the regular season, there are usually several ACC schools that take extended periods of time off during the exam and holiday periods. This scheduling practice usually results in unavailability issues for the players on their respective FACC teams. When this situation occurs, FACC team owners have the option of keeping the impacted player in their starting lineup and using their scoring average to date as their total for the week that they are unavailable.
 
Weekly Tabulations - Every game that your active players (8) participate in are used to calculate your team total. If multiple games are played during the scoring period (Monday through Sunday), their totals from all games will be totaled and averaged. The top five scorers make up your teams total.
 
Tie Breakers - Ties are not an option in college basketball. If one occurs, the three players who's point production wasn't used to calculate the team total will be used to break the tie. The highest scoring player of the three for each team will be looked at first. Their production will be compared, and the player with the most points wins the tie-breaker for their respective team. If these players have the same scoring totals, we proceed to the second highest scorers of the group. If a tie still persists, we move to the third player. If by some extremely rare chance that all three reserve players have the same scoring totals, results from the previous season (see draft tie-breakers) will be used. The team who wins the tie-breaker will be awarded an additional point. This extra point will not be added to the teams actual score when calculating statistics, it is merely there to show the winner. The game will also be shown as an over-time affair.
 
Injuries - There are no special injury rules in place to cover team owners in the event that a player goes down in any given week. This is the reason for the eight active players rule. The three additional players should provide team owners with the security that they'll have enough healthy players available in a given week, even if one or even two players are lost due to injury.
 
Regular Season - The regular season is made up of twenty-two (22) games, which will be played over an eleven (11) week schedule. Each team will play all the other teams in the FACC twice.
 
FACC Tournament - All FACC teams qualify for the tournament. Please consult with the Tournament Breakdown page for details. 
 
NCAA Tournament - FACC Teams who finish the regular season with 15 wins or more qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Seedings for each FACC team is based on their ACC counter-part. For example, If four FACC teams qualify, they assume the bracket positions occupied by the top four ACC teams.