Matt Franciscovich – Madden Ultimate League
Welcome to the Madden 18 Ultimate League (MUL) season weekly recap. Check out some of the biggest risers and fallers in the standings, review a full scoreboard from the week, and take a deep dive into some of the best matchups from the season’s weekly MUL gameplay. If you’re new to the Madden Ultimate League, here’s a guide on how to watch all season long.
The first-ever Madden Ultimate League regular season has officially concluded. All 16 competitors have completed their 10 games, and playoff seedings have been handed out. We knew how the Legend Conference postseason bracket shaped up a few weeks ago, but now it’s time to review the Elite Conference side of the tournament and look ahead to the postseason as we gear up for a little thing we like to call the Madden Bowl. That event, where the first-ever Madden Ultimate League champion will be crowned, is on Saturday, April 28 on ESPN2 – live from Dallas, TX during the NFL Draft. Keep checking back here for Ultimate League playoff previews and other fun content surrounding the event. Let’s dive into the final week of Elite Conference gameplay results and Madden Ultimate League postseason seeding.
Abbott “Blocky” Lopez and Shay “Young Kiv” Kivlen earned first-round byes. They’ll have the advantage of sitting out the Wild Card round as they study the gameplay of their respective upcoming opponents. Blocky ran the most prolific offense in the Elite Conference, ranking first with a 272.8 yards per game average. Young Kiv scored 28 offensive touchdowns – more than any other competitor in the conference – over his 10 games. Nice work, fellas.
Michael “Skimbo” Skimbo earned the No. 3 seed in the Elite Conference, finishing his regular season with a 7-3 record after an 0-2 start. Young Kiv simply beat out Skimbo in the seeding tiebreaker, so Skimbo will have to play a Wild Card game to stay alive. Skimbo only scored two rushing touchdowns the entire season, but he owned the third-best defensive unit in the Elite Conference in both passing yards allowed per game (156.9) and rushing yards allowed per game (62.4) on the season. His quest for a third Madden Championship Series belt continues.
The 2018 Madden Club Champion, Hassan “GOS” Spall, finished with a 6-4 record, good enough for the No. 4 seed. GOS wasn’t far behind Blocky in terms of overall offense, as he registered the second-highest mark in offensive yards per game with 269. GOS also boasted the second-best rush defense in the Elite conference, as he allowed just 576 rush yards per game to his opponents.
Stephen “Noble SteveyJ” Javaruski earned the No. 5 seed with his 5-5 record. He won three of his final four matchups during the regular season, helping to bolster his record and earn a playoff berth. Noble SteveyJ ran the most productive rush offense in the entire Madden Ultimate League regular season, averaging 169.3 yards per game on the ground.
With a 4-6 record, Joel “JoelCP” Crooms-Porter narrowly snuck into the postseason with the No. 6 seed in the Elite Conference. He employed the third-most productive rushing offense in his conference, averaging 64.5 rush yards per game.
Taylor “Spotmeplzzz” Robertson and Michael “Noble Prodigy” Scott were both eliminated from the postseason, as the duo combined for just four wins during the entire campaign. When the competition is this tough, someone has to go home.