Month: January 2018

Meta-League, 2010 (Spans 2010-16)

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 2010 year so it spans the years 2010-16.

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 Green Bay for 2010 Super Bowl Championship


Hockey

+29 CPs to Chicago for 2010 Stanley Cup Championship


Basketball

+29 CPs to Los Angeles for 2010 NBA Finals Championship


Baseball

+29 CPs to San Francisco for 2010 World Series Championship


 

Major-Leagues.com Meta-League Total Championships span to 2010-16
City Sport Team # Champ. Adj. CPs MLCPs TCs
Boston Football N.E. Patriots (NFL) 2 (2014,16) 62 120 4
Baseball Bos. Red Sox (MLB) 1 (2013) 29
Hockey Bos. Bruins (NHL) 1 (2011) 29
Chicago Baseball Chi. Cubs (MLB) 1 (2016) 29 116 4
Hockey Chi. Blackhawks (NHL) 3 (2010,13,15) 29 87
San Francisco Baseball S.F. Giants (MLB) 3 (2010,12,14) 29 87 87 3
Los Angeles Hockey L.A. Kings (NHL) 2 (2012, 14) 58 87 3
Basketball L.A. Lakers (NBA) 1 (2010) 29 29
Miami Baseketball Mia. Heat (NBA) 2 (2012, 13) 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 1
New York Football N.Y. Giants (NFL) 1 (2011) 31 31 1
Green Bay Football G.B. Packers (NFL) 1 (2010) 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
Dallas Basketball Dal. Mavericks (NBA) 1 (2011) 29 29 1
Kansas City Baseball K.C. Royrals (MLB) 1 (2015) 29 29 1
St. Louis Baseball S.L. Cardinals (MLB) 1 (2011) 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, 2010

In 2010 we see Major League Baseball (consisting of the National League and American League) hold the 153rd season of premier baseball (since 1857), and 106th season of formalized league play (since 1903). The season started April 4, 2010 and ran until November 1, 2010.

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 2010-16 for National League (MLB)
Team # of Championships NL Championship Points
San Francisco Giants
3 (2010, 12, 14) 42 (+14)
St. Louis Cardinals
2 (2011, 13) 28 (+14)
Chicago Cubs
1 (2016) 14
New Your Mets
1 (2015) 14

 

 

Championships spanning 2010-16 for American League (MLB)
Team # of Championships AL Championship Points
Kansas City Royals 2 (2014, 15) 28
Texas Rangers
2 (2010, 11) 28 (+14)
Cleveland Indians
1 (2016) 14
Boston Red Sox
1 (2013) 14
Detroit Tigers
1 (2012) 14

 


 

Championships spanning 2010-16 for Major League Baseball
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
San Francisco Giants (NL)
3 (2010, 12, 14) 87 (+29)
Chicago Cubs (NL)
1 (2016) 29
Kansas City Royals (AL) 1 (2015) 29
Boston Red Sox (AL)
1 (2013) 29
St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
1 (2012) 29

 

The 106th World Series saw the San Francisco Giants defeat the Texas Rangers with the following results:

  1.   October 27 – Texas Rangers 7 @ 11 San Francisco Giants
  2.   October 28 – Texas Rangers 0 @ 9 San Francisco Giants
  3.   October 30 – San Francisco Giants 2 @ 4 Texas Rangers
  4.   October 31 – San Francisco Giants 4 @ 0 Texas Rangers
  5.   November 1 – San Francisco Giants 3 @ 1 Texas Rangers

National Basketball Association, 2010

In 2010 we see the National Basketball Association hold its 120th season of premier basketball (since 1890), and 61st season of formal league play (since 1949). The season started October 27, 2009 and ran until June 17, 2010. Conventionally, this season is named NBA 2009-2010 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2009 and culminated in the NBA Finals championship series in 2010.

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 2010-16 for Easter Conference (NBA)
Team # of Championships EC (NBA) Championship Points
Miami Heat
4 (2011-14) 56
Cleveland Cavaliers
2 (2015-16) 28
Boston Celtics 1 (2010) 14 (+14)

— vs —

Championships spanning 2010-16 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
Los Angeles Lakers
1 (2010) 14 (+14)

 


 

Championships spanning 2010-16 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
Los Angeles Lakers
1 (2010) 29 (+29)

The 61st NBA Finals championship saw the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Boston Celtics with the following results:

  1.   June 3 –  Boston Celtics 89 @ 102 Los Angeles Lakers
  2.   June 6 –  Boston Celtics 103 @ 94 Los Angeles Lakers
  3.   June 8 – Los Angeles Lakers 91 @ 84 Boston Celtics
  4.   June 10 – Los Angeles Lakers 89 @ 96 Boston Celtics
  5.   June 13 – Los Angeles Lakers 86 @ 92 Boston Celtics
  6.   June 15 – Boston Celtics 67 @ 89 Los Angeles Lakers
  7.   June 17 – Boston Celtics 79 @ 83 Los Angeles Lakers