Baseball / Basketball standings question
Here we are, dumb question of the week. Looking at the standings in both baseball and basketball there's the games behind column.
Can someone tell me how its worked out, as I often look during the seasons and can never quite work out how its done.
Probably quite simple but at the moment I can't see how
Re: Baseball / Basketball standings question
Games back is how far behind first place you are. If two teams have played the same number of games it is a straight up equation like:
Minnesota 45 wins, 30 losses
Chicago 40 wins, 35 losses
Chicago is 5 games behind Minnesota
It gets a little tougher if the games are uneven like:
Minnesota 40 wins, 30 losses
Chicago 39 wins, 30 losses
Chicago is only a half game back because they still have one game in hand.
I hope that clears it up a little bit for you.