Month: November 2017

National Basketball Association, 2011

In 2011 we see the National Basketball Association hold its 121st season of premier basketball (since 1890), and 62nd season of formal league play (since 1949). The season started October 26, 2010 and ran until June 12, 2011. Conventionally, this season is named NBA 2010-2011 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2010 and culminated in the NBA Finals championship series in 2011.

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 NBA Finals Championship.

 

 

Championships spanning 2011-16 for Easter Conference (NBA)
Team # of Championships EC (NBA) Championship Points
Miami Heat
4 (2011-14) 56 (+14)
Cleveland Cavaliers
2 (2015-16) 28

— vs —

Championships spanning 2011-16 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
Dallas Mavericks
1 (2011) 14 (+14)

 


 

Championships spanning 2011-16 for NBA Finals Championship
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Miami Heat
2 (2012-13) 38
Cleveland Cavaliers
1 (2016) 29
Golden State Warriors
1 (2015) 29
San Antonio Spurs
1 (2014) 29
Dallas Mavericks
1 (2011) 29 (+29)

The 62nd NBA Finals championship saw the Dallas Mavericks defeat the Miami Heat with the following results:

  1.   May 31 –  Dallas Mavericks 84 @ 92 Miami Heat
  2.   June 2 –  Dallas Mavericks 95 @ 93 Miami Heat
  3.   June 5 – Miami Heat 88 @ 86 Dallas Mavericks
  4.   June 7 – Miami Heat 83 @ 86 Dallas Mavericks
  5.   June 9 – Miami Heat 103 @ 112 Dallas Mavericks
  6.   June 12 – Dallas Mavericks 105 @ 95 Miami Heat

 

National Hockey League, 2011

In 2011 we see the National Hockey League hold its 126th season of premier hockey (since 1883), and 93rd season of formal league play (since 1917). The season started October 7, 2010 and ran until June 15, 2011. Conventionally, this season is named NHL 2011-12 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2010 and culminated in the Stanley Cup championship series in 2011.

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 2011 (Spans 2011-16)
Team # of Championships EC (NHL) Championship Points
Boston Bruins
2 (2011, 13) 28 (+14)
Pittsburgh Penguins
1 (2016) 14
Tampa Bay Lightning
1 (2015) 14
New York Rangers
1 (2014) 14
New Jersey Devils
1 (2012) 14

– vs –

NHL Western Conference Championship 2011 (Spans 2011-16)
Team # of Championships WC (NHL) Championship Points
Chicago Blackhawks
2 (2013, 15) 28
Los Angeles Kings
2 (2012, 14) 28
San Jose Sharks
1 (2016) 14
Vancouver Canucks
1 (2011) 14 (+14)

 


 

Championships spanning 2011-16 for Stanley Cup Championship
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Chicago Blackhawks
2 (2013, 15) 58
Los Angeles Kings
2 (2012, 2014) 58
Pittsburgh Penguins
1 (2016) 29
Boston Bruins
1 (2011) 29 (+29)

The 118th Stanley Cup championship saw the Boston Bruins defeat the Vancouver Canucks with the following results:

  1.    June 1 – Boston Bruins 0 @ 1 Vancouver Canucks
  2.    June 4 – Boston Bruins 2 @ 3 Vancouver Canucks (OT)
  3.    June 6 – Vancouver Canucks 1 @ 8 Boston Bruins
  4.    June 8 – Vancouver Canucks 0 @ 4 Boston Bruins
  5.    June 10 – Boston Bruins 0 @ 1 Vancouver Canucks
  6.    June 13 – Vancouver Canucks 2 @ 5 Boston Bruins
  7.    June 15 – Boston Bruins 4 @ 0 Vancouver Canucks

 

National Football League, 2011

2012 saw the National Football League hold its 121st season of premier football (since 1890), and 92nd season of formalized league play (since 1922). The season started September 8, 2011 and ran until February 5, 2012. Conventionally, this season is named NFL 2011-2012 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2011 culminating in the championship in 2012.

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 2011 (Spans 2011-16)
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
New York Giants
1 (2011) 15 (+15)

 

NFL American Conference Championship 2011 (Spans 2011-16)
Team # of Championships AC Championship Points
New England Patriots
3 (2011, 14, 16) 45 (+15)
Denver Broncos 2 (2013, 15) 30
Baltimore Ravens
1 (2012) 15

 


 

Super Bowl Championships 2011 (Spans 2011-16)
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
New York Giants
1 (2011) 31 (+31)

 

The 46th Super Bowl saw the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots with the following result:

1.   February 5, 2012 – New York Giants 21 – 17 New England Patriots @ Indianapolis, Indiana

Meta-League, 2012 (Spans 2012-16)

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 2012 year so it spans the years 2012-16.

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 Baltimore for 2012 Super Bowl Championship


Hockey

+29 CPs to Los Angeles for 2012 Stanley Cup Championship


Basketball

+29 CPs to Miami for 2012 NBA Finals Championship


Baseball

+29 CPs to San Francisco for 2012 World Series Championship


 

Major-Leagues.com Meta-League Total Championships span to 2012-16
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
Chicago Baseball Chi. Cubs (MLB) 1 (2016) 29 87 3
Hockey Chi. Blackhawks (NHL) 2 (2013, 15) 58
Los Angeles Hockey L.A. Kings (NHL) 2 (2012, 14) 29 58 58 2
Miami Basketball Mia. Heat (NBA) 2 (2012, 13) 29 58 58 2
San Francisco Baseball S.F. Giants (MLB) 2 (2012,14) 29 58 58 2
Denver Football Den. Broncos (NFL) 1 (2015) 31 31 1
Seattle Football Sea. Seakhawks (NFL) 1 (2013) 31 31 1
Baltimore Football Bal. Ravens (NFL) 1 (2012) 31 31 31 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

 

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.

 

Major League Baseball, 2012

In 2012 we see Major League Baseball (consisting of the National League and American League) hold the 155th season of premier baseball (since 1857), and 108th season of formalized league play (since 1903). The season started March 28, 2012 and ran until October 28, 2012.

Thirty teams competed in a 168 game season, with ten of the 30 teams (33%) competing in the playoffs. The National League and American League champions faced against each other for the World Series Championship.

 

Championships spanning 2012-16 for National League (MLB)
Team # of Championships NL Championship Points
San Francisco Giants
2 (2012, 14) 28 (+14)
Chicago Cubs
1 (2016) 14
New Your Mets
1 (2015) 14
St. Louis Cardinals
1 (2013) 14

 

 

Championships spanning 2012-16 for American League (MLB)
Team # of Championships AL Championship Points
Kansas City Royals 2 (2014, 15) 28
Cleveland Indians
1 (2016) 14
Boston Red Sox
1 (2013) 14
Detroit Tigers
1 (2012) 14 (+14)

 


 

Championships spanning 2012-16 for Major League Baseball
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
San Francisco Giants (NL)
2 (2012, 14) 58 (+29)
Chicago Cubs (NL)
1 (2016) 29
Kansas City Royals (AL) 1 (2015) 29
Boston Red Sox
1 (2013) 29

 

The 108th World Series saw the San Francisco Giants defeat the Detroit Tigers with the following results:

  1.   October 24 – Detroit Tigers 3 @ 8 San Francisco Giants
  2.   October 25 – Detroit Tigers 0 @ 2 San Francisco Giants
  3.   October 27 – San Francisco Giants 2 @ 0 Detroit Tigers
  4.   October 28 – San Francisco Giants 4 @ 3 Detroit Tigers (10 innings)