Top Tier Leagues

CSFBL posts User Win/Loss Records and rankings and other ways to to compete against fellow CSFBLers by comparing user performance, title counts, league strength and the best players across all leagues.

One of the challenges with any comparison feature is trying to create a level and balanced view. In the case of CSFBL, the specific challenge is that all leagues are not created equally. Not all leagues have the same level of competition or degree of difficulty.

For user records or any CSFBL comparison tool to mean anything, we need to curate which leagues are included with very clear definitions of how a league qualifies for inclusion. We have a number of ways to compare leagues, and we have a pretty good idea of what the parameters are of an active and competitive league. So we have created a designation called "Top Tier" Leagues, and will apply the following qualifiers to determine the list:

How to Qualify as a Top Tier League

To qualify as Top Tier, a league must meet either of the following criteria:

1) 20+ "rabid" owners (a rabid owner is defined as a CSFBLer with 30+ log-ins in the past 30 days)

OR

2) For the rest, include any league that meets ALL 4 of the following criteria:

  • Commissioner
  • Live draft
  • Average or higher activity level (13 or more Rabid owners)
  • 20 or more owners

Qualification is based on current league status, so leagues can gain and lose their Top Tier status. In other words, whether a league's entire history is included in User Records or other comparison tools is determined by the league's current ability to meet Top Tier qualifications.

For a current list of all Top Tier leagues, go to the Find A League page and sort by Top Tier Leagues.