Something else to consider is how playoffs would determined. Two division winners plus next four best records? Does the 2nd division winner automatically get a bye even if they don't have the second best record?
SLOTerp wrote:Discuss division play here. There are two primary issues:
2) Who goes where.
SLOTerp wrote:It might create some rivalries over time but not if the divisions are re-formed each year. It might also create some interest in the final weeks where you would have divisional match-ups (especially with 4-team divisions), kind of like what the NFL did this year.
I vote for 4 divisions of 4 teams, based on geography.
For whatever it's worth, in 2012 our playoff teams were from New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and Texas. Given likely geographic divisions, Mike would have lost his 6th seed to 7th place Nick, representing California. A travesty in Virginia, I'm sure, but not a horrible injustice.
In 2011, we would have seen playoff teams from New York x 3, North Carolina, Washington, and wherever the hell Andrew was from. Depending on if Andrew was from the Central Division, George may have lost his #6 seed to #10 Barry in Texas.
So, it looks like our teams are pretty well spread geographically and competitively. The last team to slip into the playoffs losing his spot to get a division winner in isn't the worst thing in the world, in my opinion.
If we go to geographic divisions, my OCD demands an amendment that all teams include a city or state name.