Posted by Animal7 on 7/10/2010 6:37:00 PM (view original):
I've got an idea for them in creating 2 divisions in every world. Since they allow 20 teams, top 10 teams are in division 1 and bottom 10 are in division 2. After season, bottom 2 in division 1 plays top 2 teams in division 2 (home and away) and best 2 of those play in division 1 next year and worst 2 play in division 2. Season play is 36 games (2 home and 2 away against the rest of division) and shorten free agency to make it fit in usual time schedule.
Not by design, but my league has pretty much worked out this way. From 1st to 10th place, no team was more than 4 pts behind the team the next higher team. Then there was a 16 pt gap between 10th and 11th, a 14 pt gap between 11th and 12th, and an 11 pt gap between 12th and 13th. So, the 1st place team finished with 98 pts, the 10th place team finished with 10, and the 13th place team finished with 29. It's clear our league is a haves/have-nots.