Going off of felon's post: division alignment has a ton to do with record (obviously), and therefore plays a significant role in playoff seeding. So what if there is one really loaded divison, and one soft division? Right now in one of my leagues, I'm currently in 5th place of a stacked division, but am 6th in the conference. My record right now is 37-34, but if I was in the other division, it is likely I would have around 50 wins. If a team gets the 6 seed after playing in a stacked division and draws the 3 seed from a soft conference (not going to happen to me, every seed except 2 is from my division, and the 3 is 5-1 against me), wouldn't it be possible that the 6 could easily defeat, possibly even sweep the 3 seed?