Month: October 2017

National Basketball Association, 2012

In 2012 we see the National Basketball Association hold its 122nd season of premier basketball (since 1890), and 63rd season of formal league play (since 1949). The season started December 25, 2011 and ran until June 21, 2012. Conventionally, this season is named NBA 2011-2012 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2011 and culminated in the NBA Finals championship series in 2012.

Thirty teams competed in an 66 game season, with sixteen of the 30 teams (53%) competing in the playoffs. The Eastern Conference and Western Conference champions faced off against each other for the NBA Finals Championship.

 

 

Championships spanning 2012-16 for Easter Conference (NBA)
Team # of Championships EC (NBA) Championship Points
Miami Heat
3 (2012-14) 42 (+14)
Cleveland Cavaliers
2 (2015-16) 28

— vs —

Championships spanning 2012-16 for Western Conference (NBA)
Team # of Championships WC (NBA) Championship Points
Golden State Warriors
2 (2015-16) 28
San Antonio Spurs
2 (2013-14) 28
Oklahoma City Thunder
1 (2012) 14 (+14)

 


 

Championships spanning 2012-16 for NBA Finals Championship
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Miami Heat
2 (2012-13) 58 (+29)
Cleveland Cavaliers
1 (2016) 29
Golden State Warriors
1 (2015) 29
San Antonio Spurs
1 (2014) 29

The 63rd NBA Finals championship saw the Miami Heat defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder with the following results:

  1.   June 12 –  Miami Heat 94 @ 105 Oklahoma City Thunder
  2.   June 14 –  Miami Heat 100 @ 96 Oklahoma City Thunder
  3.   June 17 – Oklahoma City Thunder 85 @ 91 Miami Heat
  4.   June 19 – Oklahoma City Thunder 98 @ 104 Miami Heat
  5.   June 21 – Oklahoma City Thunder 106 @ 121 Miami Heat

National Hockey League, 2012

In 2012 we see the National Hockey League hold its 128th season of premier hockey (since 1883), and 94th season of formal league play (since 1917). The season started October 6, 2011 and ran until June 11, 2012. Conventionally, this season is named NHL 2011-12 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2011 and culminated in the Stanley Cup championship series in 2012.

Thirty teams competed in an 82 game season, with sixteen of the 30 teams (53%) competing in the playoffs. The Eastern Conference and Western Conference champions faced off against each other for the Stanley Cup Championship.

 

NHL Eastern Conference Championship 2012 (Spans 2012-16)
Team # of Championships EC (NHL) Championship Points
Pittsburgh Penguins
1 (2016) 14
Tampa Bay Lightning
1 (2015) 14
New York Rangers
1 (2014) 14
Boston Bruins
1 (2013) 14
New Jersey Devils
1 (2012) 14 (+14)

– vs –

NHL Western Conference Championship 2012 (Spans 2012-16)
Team # of Championships WC (NHL) Championship Points
Chicago Blackhawks
2 (2013, 15) 28
Los Angeles Kings
2 (2012, 14) 28 (+14)
San Jose Sharks
1 (2016) 14

 


 

Championships spanning 2012-16 for Stanley Cup Championship
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Chicago Blackhawks
2 (2013, 15) 58
Los Angeles Kings
2 (2012, 2014) 58 (+29)
Pittsburgh Penguins
1 (2016) 29

The 119th Stanley Cup championship saw the Los Angeles Kings defeat the New Jersey Devils with the following results:

  1.    May 30 – Los Angeles Kings 2 @ 1 New Jersey Devils (OT)
  2.    June 2 – Los Angeles Kings 2 @ 1 New Jersey Devils (OT)
  3.    June 4 – New Jersey Devils 0 @ 4 Los Angeles Kings
  4.    June 6 – New Jersey Devils 3 @ 1 Los Angeles Kings
  5.    June 9 – Los Angeles Kings 1 @ 2 New Jersey Devils
  6.    June 11 – New Jersey Devils 1 @ 6 Los Angeles Kings

 

National Football League, 2012

2012 saw the National Football League hold its 122nd season of premier football (since 1890), and 93rd season of formalized league play (since 1922). The season started September 5, 2012 and ran until February 3, 2013. Conventionally, this season is named NFL 2012-2013 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2012 culminating in the championship in 2013.

Thirty-two teams competed in a 16 game season, with twelve of the 32 teams (37.5%) competing in the playoffs. The National Conference and American Conference champions faced against each other for the Super Bowl Championship.

 

 

NFL National Conference Championship 2012 (Spans 2012-16)
Team # of Championships NC Championship Points
Seattle Seahawks
2 (2013-14) 30
Atlanta Falcons
1 (2016) 15
Carolina Panthers
1 (2015) 15
San Francisco 49ers
1 (2012) 15 (+15)

 

NFL American Conference Championship 2012 (Spans 2012-16)
Team # of Championships AC Championship Points
Denver Broncos 2 (2013, 15) 30
New England Patriots
2 (2014, 16) 30
Baltimore Ravens
1 (2012) 15 (+15)

 


 

Super Bowl Championships 2012 (Spans 2012-16)
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
New England Patriots 2 (2014, 16) 62
Denver Broncos
1 (2015) 31
Seattle Seahawks
1 (2013) 31
Baltimore Ravens
1 (2012) 31 (+31)

 

The 47th Super Bowl saw the Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers with the following result:

1.   February 3, 2013 – Baltimore Ravens 34 – 31 San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans, Louisiana

Meta-League, 2013 (Spans 2013-16)

One of the unique aspects of Major Sports Leagues is that we calculate a cross-league standings between cities and the four major sports. This is what I like to call the Meta-League Championship Series and is calculated each year starting with 2015. This post expands the previous one by including the 2013 year so it spans the years 2013-16.

Each annual season consists of Football, Hockey, Basketball, and then Baseball. This is based around when each season championship is played. The Super Bowl is the first championship played, followed by the Stanley Cup, NBA Finals, and then the World Series.


Football

+31 CPs to Seattle for 2013 Super Bowl Championship


Hockey

+29 CPs to Chicago for 2013 Stanley Cup Championship


Basketball

+29 CPs to Miami for 2013 NBA Finals Championship


Baseball

+29 CPs to Boston for 2013 World Series Championship


 

Major-Leagues.com Meta-League Total Championships span to 2013-16
City Sport Team # Champ. Adj. CPs MLCPs TCs
Boston Football N.E. Patriots (NFL) 2 (2014,16) 62 91 3
Baseball Bos. Red Sox (MLB) 1 (2013) 29 29
Chicago Baseball Chi. Cubs (MLB) 1 (2016) 29 87 3
Hockey Chi. Blackhawks (NHL) 2 (2013, 15) 29 58
Denver Football Den. Broncos (NFL) 1 (2015) 31 31 1
Seattle Football Sea. Seakhawks (NFL) 1 (2013) 31 31 31 1
Pittsburgh Hockey Pit. Penguins (NHL) 1 (2016) 29 29 1
Los Angeles Hockey L.A. Kings (NHL) 1 (2014) 29 29 1
Cleveland Basketball Cle. Cavaliers (NBA) 1 (2016) 29 29 1
Oakland Basketball G.S. Warriors (NBA) 1 (2015) 29 29 1
San Antonio Basketball S.A. Spurs (NBA) 1 (2014) 29 29 1
Kansas City Baseball K.C. Royrals (MLB) 1 (2015) 29 29 1
San Francisco Baseball S.F. Giants (MLB) 1 (2014) 29 29 1
Miami Basketball Mia. Heat (NBA) 1 (2013) 29 29 29 1

 

The MLCP system is inspired by the Donovan Index, but differs from it by how the score is calculated. The MLCP is simply the number of teams competing in a single season minus one, since a team cannot logically defeat itself. While the Donovan Index creates an averaging system by dividing the number of points by the number of seasons played, we think this has the effect of diluting the impact of the championship since only one team can win a championship each given year.