How many games can be played in a 10-team sports league if each team only plays each other team once? Each team will compete in nine games. On the surface, this looks to indicate that the total number of games is 90—9 games for each of the ten teams. Each game, however, is limited to two (2) teams. Thus, the actual number of games played is 81.
If you include openers and finale games where both teams play each other, then the total number of games in a 10-team sports league can come close to 100. The reason is that there are two series per team - one against each opponent. So, in effect, each player on your team plays two games vs. his/her opponent.
For example, let's say that the Cleveland Indians have a 3-3 record after six games of a seven-game season series with the Chicago White Sox. The Indians cannot finish the season series with Chicago until they have played each other team once. However, since these are interleague games, the Indians get to open the season with their opponents. In this case, since both teams are currently winning three games each, the opener will be a doubleheader. The first game will be a 1:05 pm CT contest at Cleveland while the second game will begin an hour later at Chicago. This way, both teams get a chance to rest their players before the end of the season.
Team 1 will compete in 11 games against Teams 2 and 12. Team 2 will compete in ten games against Teams 3 and 12. Team 3 will compete in nine games against Teams 4 and 12. 11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1=66 different games. Regarding the 12 teams! ... there are 66 ways to divide the teams into three groups of two teams each.
There are also 66 ways to divide the teams into four groups of three teams each. Etc..
So, there are a total of 264 ways to divide the teams into groups of twelve or more without dividing a team by itself.
Here's how: Start with any division into groups of twelve or more. Then, within each group, divide the teams randomly to another group or groups. This will create additional divisions into groups of twelve or more without dividing a single team.
For example, if we start with the division into groups of twelve or more (called "Hiragana Dango" in Japan), then there are 66 ways to divide the teams into three groups of two teams each. Within each group, divide the teams randomly to another group or groups. So, there are a total of 264 ways to divide the teams into groups of twelve or more without dividing a single team.
Each season, clubs play 162 games, with five teams from each league advancing to a four-round playoff tournament that ends in the World Series, a best-of-seven championship series between the two league champions that dates back to 1903. In this time, each team plays against all other teams twice — once at home and once away — for a total of 36 games per season. The World Series is a best-of-seven series between the two league champion teams. It is played over seven games, with the first game usually being played on October 22nd. The winner of the World Series is declared world champion.
The number of games in the World Series has varied over time because leagues have changed their schedules around to avoid conflicting with religious holidays or major celebrations elsewhere. From 1904 to 1913, for example, the Series lasted only five games because the American League refused to schedule its season around the National League's schedule. From 1944 to 1946, the Series went only six games because of conflicts with Thanksgiving and Christmas days on the calendar. More recently, in 2007 and 2012, there were seven games due to conflicts with Japanese holidays.
Games 2 through 7 of the World Series are played if necessary, with the highest seed playing the lowest seed in each game. If the number of games required to determine a champion exceeds seven, then they are played over multiple seasons.
In the regular season, each club plays 82 games. The playoffs are made up of eight clubs from each of the league's two conferences. Each club plays home and away against its conference rivalries and then the four highest remaining seed qualify for the postseason.
The NBA began holding all-star games during the 1947-48 season to honor the players who had been selected by their peers. The event is played every year except when there is no football game on television during those days.
These days, only three teams remain undefeated after opening day: the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, and Toronto Raptors. Which three teams will be eliminated before April?
By winning the first game of the 2018-19 season 100-98 over the New York Knicks, the Warriors became the first team this century to win their opener. The previous best record was held by the Los Angeles Clippers, who started 1-1 in 2014-15 before losing their next game to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in their opener while the Raptors defeated the Chicago Bulls 113-108 to open the season with a win. This is the first time since the 2004-05 season that all three original members of the Big Three are still playing.
10 video games into his Auburn career, it's safe to say that Nick Marshall is having an off year. The former No. 1 overall pick has only mustered up 3,077 passing yards during his time with the Tigers and hasn't thrown for more than two touchdowns once this season. In fact, he's been held under 200 yards passing six times this year.
But while Marshall has had his struggles this year, he still leads Auburn down the field on nearly every possession. The Tigers have nine fourth-quarter or overtime victories over their last 10 games, including five of their past six contests. With just over two months left in the regular season, there's no reason why they can't continue their late-season surge and capture another national title.
Auburn plays its final game on December 29 at Georgia. The Tigers will then take part in the SEC Championship Game on January 12, 2014. They'll face either Alabama or Florida depending on who wins out between the Crimson Tide and Gators. The winner will go on to face Oregon in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual.