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#106 General Q. What's the difference between a trial league and a full-season league?
  A.
FeatureTrial LeagueFull
Games1082
Games Per Day22
Divisions14
PlayoffsNOYES
InjuriesNOYES
Roster Moves1Unlimited
RookiesNOYES
League LeadersNOYES
Team RankingsNOYES
PrizesNOYES
Team Feefree$9.95
#107 General Q. I don't have a credit card, can I still play in full-season leagues?
  A. Yes, click here for additional methods of payment.
#115 General Q. Can I play in more than 1 league at once?
  A. Absolutely! While each WhatIfSports member may only compete in 1 free SimLeague at a time, you may compete in as many full-season leagues as you wish.
#116 General Q. What does my rating mean? How is it calculated?
  A.

Each owner is given a rating. This rating is based on who you've played, whether you've won or lost and by how much. It is similiar in concept to the RPI ratings used for college basketball or Jeff Sagarin's ratings. Also, your rating is carried with you from team to team, league to league.

Each owner is given a initial rating of 1400. This rating is adjusted after each league game, based on the final score and the rating of the opposing team owner.

The formula for the winner is: Previous Rating + Current Game Final Margin + 15

The formula for the loser is: Previous Rating - Current Game Final Margin - 15

Also added to each formula is a handicap based on the differences in ratings between the two teams before the game is played. So if the favored team wins, there is less benefit than if the underdog wins. And vice versa, if the favored team loses, there is a bigger penalty than if an underdog loses.

As you may have deduced from the rating formula, you are rewarded for beating good competition and likewise, you gain very little by beating weaker teams. In addition to regular season wins/losses, you will receive additional bonuses to your owner rating by performing well in the playoffs.

Playoff LevelOwner Bonus
Advancing to the 3rd round+20
Advancing to the Finals+40
League Champion+60

NOTE: ratings are only adjusted for full-season wins/losses. Teams purchased with a promotional code are not factored into owner rating.

#117 General Q. How do I remove a team from my team management center after the season is over?
  A. Teams will automatically be removed from your team center within 2 weeks of the end of the league.
#540 General Q. How can I practice using my SimLeague team?
  A. You can practice playing your SimLeague team against other available SimLeague teams through the SimMatchup feature.
  1. Click on NBA in the SimMatchup menu.
  2. Either select a real life team from the dropdown list OR click Search to find a SimLeague team.
  3. If you're searching for a SimLeague team, make sure to select User-created Teams from the Teams criteria.

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