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.

 

Major League Baseball, 2013

In 2013 we see Major League Baseball (consisting of the National League and American League) hold the 156th season of premier baseball (since 1857), and 109th season of formalized league play (since 1903). The season started March 31, 2013 and ran until October 30, 2013.

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 2013-16 for National League (MLB)
Team # of Championships NL Championship Points
Chicago Cubs
1 (2016) 14
New Your Mets
1 (2015) 14
San Francisco Giants
1 (2014) 14
St. Louis Cardinals
1 (2013) 14 (+14)

 

 

Championships spanning 2013-16 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 (+14)

 


 

Championships spanning 2013-16 for Major League Baseball
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Chicago Cubs (NL)
1 (2016) 29
Kansas City Royals (AL) 1 (2015) 29
San Francisco Giants (NL)
1 (2014) 29
Boston Red Sox
1 (2013) 29 (+29)

 

The 109th World Series saw the Boston Red Sox defeat the St. Louis Cardinals with the following results:

  1.   October 23 – St. Louis Cardinals 1 @ 8 Boston Red Sox
  2.   October 24 – St. Louis Cardinals 4 @ 2 Boston Red Sox
  3.   October 26 – Boston Red Sox 4 @ 5 St. Louis Cardinals
  4.   October 27 – Boston Red Sox 4 @ 2 St. Louis Cardinals
  5.   October 28 – Boston Red Sox 3 @ 1 St. Louis Cardinals
  6.   October 30 – St. Louis Cardinals 1 @ 6 Boston Red Sox

National Basketball Association, 2013

In 2013 we see the National Basketball Association hold its 123rd season of premier basketball (since 1890), and 64th season of formal league play (since 1949). The season started October 30, 2012 and ran until June 20, 2013. Conventionally, this season is named NBA 2012-2013 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2012 and culminated in the NBA Finals championship series in 2013.

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 2013-16 for Easter Conference (NBA)
Team # of Championships EC (NBA) Championship Points
Cleveland Cavaliers
2 (2015-16) 28
Miami Heat
2 (2013-14) 28 (+14)

— vs —

Championships spanning 2013-16 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 (+14)

 


 

Championships spanning 2013-16 for NBA Finals Championship
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Cleveland Cavaliers
1 (2016) 29
Golden State Warriors
1 (2015) 29
San Antonio Spurs
1 (2014) 29
Miami Heat
1 (2013) 29 (+29)

The 64th NBA Finals championship saw the Miami Heat defeat the San Antonio Spurs with the following results:

  1.   June 6 –  San Antonio Spurs 92 @ 88 Miami Heat
  2.   June 9 –  San Antonio Spurs 84 @ 103 Miami Heat
  3.   June 11 – Miami Heat 77 @ 113 San Antonio Spurs
  4.   June 13 – Miami Heat 109 @ 93 San Antonio Spurs
  5.   June 16 – Miami Heat 104 @ 114 San Antonio Spurs
  6.   June 18 – San Antonio Spurs 100 @ 103 Miami Heat (OT)
  7.   June 20 – San Antonio Spurs 88 @ 95 Miami Heat

 

National Hockey League, 2013

In 2013 we see the National Hockey League hold its 129th season of premier hockey (since 1883), and 95th season of formal league play (since 1917). The season started January 19, 2013 and ran until June 24, 2013. Conventionally, this season is named NHL 2013 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2013 and culminated in the Stanley Cup championship series in 2013.

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 2013 (Spans 2013-16)
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 (+14)

– vs –

NHL Western Conference Championship 2013 (Spans 2013-16)
Team # of Championships WC (NHL) Championship Points
Chicago Blackhawks
2 (2013, 15) 28 (+14)
San Jose Sharks
1 (2016) 14
Los Angeles Kings
1 (2014) 14

 


 

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

The 120th Stanley Cup championship saw the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Boston Bruins with the following results:

  1.    June 12 – Boston Bruins 3 @ 4 Chicago Blackhawks (3OT)
  2.    June 15 – Boston Bruins 2 @ 1 Chicago Blackhawks (OT)
  3.    June 17 – Chicago Blackhawks 0 @ 2 Boston Bruins
  4.    June 19 – June 8 – Chicago Blackhawks 6 @ 5 Boston Bruins (OT)
  5.    June 22 – Boston Bruins 1 @ 3 Chicago Blackhawks
  6.    June 24 –  Chicago Blackhawks 3 @ Boston Bruins 2

 

National Football League, 2013

2013 saw the National Football League hold its 123rd season of premier football (since 1890), and 94th season of formalized league play (since 1922). The season started September 5, 2013 and ran until February 3, 2014. Conventionally, this season is named NFL 2013-2014 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2013 culminating in the championship in 2014.

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 2013 (Spans 2013-16)
Team # of Championships NC Championship Points
Seattle Seahawks
2 (2013-14) 30 (+15)
Atlanta Falcons
1 (2016) 15
Carolina Panthers
1 (2015) 15

 

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

 


 

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

 

The 48th Super Bowl saw the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos with the following result:

1.   February 2, 2014 – Seattle Seahawks 43 – 8 Denver Broncos @ East Rutherford, New Jersey