Howdy all - I think I have the answer to this question, but I wanted to make sure. Given a sports season of, say 12 teams and 12 games, how would you calculate how many possible ways the season can be played out (i.e. the various win/loss combinations).
I'm viewing this as a combination problem, so for each round, you have 6 games with the teams playing against each other. So you'll have 2^6 combinations for each round of games. Take that outcome and raise it to ^12 for the total number of possible win/loss combinations for the league.
Does that logic make sense?