The division alignment for my six teams is somewhat remarkable. Currenlty, I have 4 good teams, and 2 mediocre teams. But my four good teams are all in tough divisions. And my two medicore teams are in weak divisions.
In each league, I averaged the wins of the first, second and third place teams, and compared them to the wins of the first, second and third place teams in my divisions. My team is highlighted in red.
Average: 1st = 55.3, 2nd = 51.0, 3rd = 46.0
My Division: 1st = 51, 2nd = 49, 3rd = 47
Division Strength = -5.3 wins (below average)
Average: 1st = 54.3, 2nd = 50.7, 3rd = 46.8
My Division: 1st = 56, 2nd = 55, 3rd = 53
Division Strength = +12.2 wins (above average)
Average: 1st = 53.7, 2nd = 49.7, 3rd = 48.2
My Division: 1st = 55, 2nd = 53, 3rd = 51
Division Strength = +7.4 wins (above average)
Average: 1st = 57.5, 2nd = 50.0, 3rd = 47.0
My Division: 1st = 62, 2nd = 55, 3rd = 52
Division Strength = +14.5 wins (above average)
Average: 1st = 53.8, 2nd = 51.3, 3rd = 45.3
My Division: 1st = 54, 2nd = 54, 3rd = 50
Division Strength = +7.6 wins (above average)
Average: 1st = 56.1, 2nd = 52.0, 3rd = 45.7
My Division: 1st = 51, 2nd = 49, 3rd = 40
Division Strength = -13.8 wins (below average)
Note that in each of my four "tough" divisions (80M thru 110M), the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams are all over .500. It's likely that I will miss the playoffs in one or more of these divisions due to the strength of the third place team.
Ironically, one of my two mediocre teams is in first place in the weakest division I play in. Of course, I'd much rather switch some of my stronger teams into the weaker divisions and not have to sweat out the wildcard race.
For what it's worth, there are 11 divisions across the six leagues that have three teams over .500. So on average, each owner will be in slightly under 2 of these "tough" divisions. Since I'm in 4, I wonder how many people are in zero...
1/3/2014 9:48 AM (edited)