# From The Ground Up, Part 2

/We're moving forward with the fictional Icethetics-based hockey league I mentioned last Sunday. From those of you that voted, 69% are in favor of creating and branding a fake hockey league and 59% of you think it should be strictly set in North America.

Next, you're going to decide how many teams this North American-based league will have and how it will be divided up. I've created five scenarios that you can now vote on in the pollbar. They are as follows:

**36 teams**

2 conferences / 6 divisions

The 2 conferences will each be made up of 3 divisions. Each division will have 6 teams, meaning 18 in each conference.

**32 teams**

2 conferences / 4 divisions

The 2 conferences will each be made up of 2 divisions. Each division will have 8 teams, meaning 16 in each conference.

**30 teams**

2 conferences / 6 divisions

The 2 conferences will each be made up of 3 divisions. Each division will have 5 teams, meaning 15 in each conference.

**27 teams**

3 conferences / 6 divisions

The 3 conferences will each be made up of 2 divisions. Each conference will have 9 teams, meaning 4 or 5 in each division.

**24 teams**

2 conferences / 6 divisions

The 2 conferences will each be made up of 3 divisions. Each division will have 4 teams, meaning 12 in each conference.

I threw in the 27-team option just for something different — an odd number of teams, conferences and uneven divisions. I'm assuming most of you will just want as many teams as you can get and go for the 36 — and that's fine too.

None of it is set in stone. If you have a better idea, write it in the comments. The only thing I'd like to hold to is the maximum number of teams at 36 and minimum number at 24. I think 40 is too many and 20 is too few. Other than that, if you have a better idea of how they should be divided up, I'd love to hear it.

The poll will remain open until Saturday afternoon. Next week I imagine we'll move on to deciding which cities will get teams. Happy voting!