Compare playoff structures of two leagues. One (League A) in which we add divisions (where the top finishers in a division move on to the playoffs based on overall-record) and the other (League B) where the playoffs are determined by overall-record compared to the entire pool of teams. Does League A have more entropy (randomness) of the final outcomes relative to League B?

My intuition says "yes" because it brings more parity to the league, but I'm not sure if I'm understanding parity/randomness/"entropy" correctly (i.e., does this actually flatten everyone's chances of winning to look more like a uniform / max-entropy distribution, or are there points that I'm missing).

Maybe "entropy" is the wrong word, and if so, could someone explain my misuse?


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