This is how the division draft would operate for the upcoming season if adopted as I noted above.
The four teams would be:
1. Theyard2 (league champs)
2. Felonius (runner-up)
3. Eleibowitz (final-4; 49 wins)
4. Coachcroft (final-4; 45 wins)
Next in line in case one of the above opted not to draft his own division:
1. Vancem (final-8; 52 wins)
2. DH555 (final-8; 49 wins)
3. Natenoy (final-8; 44 wins)
Note that tadmand dropped out, so his spot in the line is vacated.
The divisions would be:
The other 20 teams would then be ranked by the four people drafting the divisions, with #1 being the team you WANT to have in your division. The draft order would go:
The only other provision would be that the same owner cannot have two teams in the same conference, so for example if seapilots has two teams as soon as one of his teams is drafted in a conference he would not be eligible to be selected again by either team in that conference, if his spot came up on a list then he would be passed over for the next eligible team.
All lists are submitted and made public after the draft. This was fun last time (in the DH$52) as tricky ranked Vance relatively high on his list to draft (Vance currently has the best record in the league and the other three owners had him near the bottom) or DH who drafted me in the 3rd round, while Tar had me ranked 5th from the bottom (my team is currently tied for the 2nd best record), also the last team selected and the one that was last on most people’s lists is currently only a game over .500 (we won’t name names on this one because IMO this team will turn it around soon).
Since the draft and the lists are made public the entire league gets to see how the process unfolds, there are no secrets and again IMO we get a very even distribution of the better teams across the divisions.