A division in sports consists of a group of teams which compete against one another for a divisional title. Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively A team comprises a group of people or Animals linked in a common purpose
It is often part of a league system, which is a set of divisions, in which teams can move between differently ranked divisions. A league system is a hierarchy of leagues in a sport that usually teams can be promoted or relegated between depending on finishing positions or playoffs Divisions are then organised in such a way that teams or players in any given division are comparably adept at their chosen sport, so that matches are more even, and therefore more exciting. A player of a Game is a participant therein The term 'player' is used with this same meaning both in Game theory and in ordinary recreational Games A game is a structured activity, usually undertaken for Enjoyment and sometimes also used as an Educational tool Often this is achieved by ensuring that the victors of one division are promoted to some "higher" division upon achieving their divisional title, while the worst teams in the division are relegated. In many Sports leagues around the world (with North American and Australian professional leagues being the most notable exceptions promotion and relegation In many Sports leagues around the world (with North American and Australian professional leagues being the most notable exceptions promotion and relegation Variations on this idea exist in the form of playoffs. A playoff or final in Sports is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion or a similar accolade
Sometimes divisions are based on geography instead of competitive success—for instance, Major League Baseball's American and National Leagues have East, West, and Central divisions. The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball In some sports, the geographical divisions are quite loosely related to actual geography; this is sometimes a source of controversy, as in the National Football League, where the Dallas Cowboys—despite being farther west than the St. Louis Rams of the NFC West—reside in the NFC East due to longstanding rivalries with NFC clubs in the northeastern U.S. In the late 1990s, the NFC West contained only one team west of the Rocky Mountains and included two teams from states the bordered the Atlantic Ocean. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC in the National The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St The NFC West is a division of the National Football League 's National Football Conference. The NFC East is a division of the National Football League 's National Football Conference. The Northeast is a region of the United States. As defined by the U Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a Mountain range in western North America.
The term "league" is also sometimes used to describe an individual division within a league.