Meta-League, 2014 (Spans 2014-16)

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 2014 year so it spans the years 2014-16.

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.


+31 CPs to Boston for 2014 Super Bowl Championship


+29 CPs to Los Angeles for 2014 Stanley Cup Championship


+29 CPs to San Antonio for 2014 NBA Finals Championship


+29 CPs to San Francisco for 2014 World Series Championship Meta-League Total Championships span to 2014-16
City Sport Team # Champ. Adj. CPs MLCPs TCs
Boston Football N.E. Patriots (NFL) 2 (2014,16) +31 62 62 2
Chicago Baseball Chi. Cubs (MLB) 1 (2016) 29 58 2
Hockey Chi. Blackhawks (NHL) 1 (2015) 29
Denver Football Den. Broncos (NFL) 1 (2015) 31 31 1
Pittsburgh Hockey Pit. Penguins (NHL) 1 (2016) 29 29 1
Los Angeles Hockey L.A. Kings (NHL) 1 (2014) +29 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 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 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.


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