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List of numbers in sports Edit

  • In the association football Chilean Primera División, there are 16 teams playing a single round-robin tournament followed by a two-legged runners-up playoff, resulting in 122 matches.
  • In the association football UEFA Champions League, there are 32 teams playing eight four-team double round-robin tournaments followed by a 16-team two-legged knockout tournament with a single-legged final, resulting in 125 matches.
  • In the Icelandic association football Úrvalsdeild karla, there are 12 teams playing a double round-robin tournament, resulting in 132 matches.
  • In the association football Faroe Islands Premier League, there are 10 teams playing a triple round-robin tournament, resulting in 135 matches.
  • In the Australian soccer A-League, there are 10 teams playing a triple round-robin tournament followed by a six-team single-elimination tournament, resulting in 140 matches.
  • In each regular season of the Mexican association football Liga MX, there are 18 teams playing a single round-robin tournament, resulting in 153 matches.
  • In the association football Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio, there are 15 teams playing an eight-team double round-robin tournament and a seven-team double round-robin tournament with single-legged interleague matches, resulting in 154 matches in the regular season.
  • In some former seasons of the association football UEFA Champions League, there were 32 teams playing eight four-team double round-robin tournaments followed by four four-team double round-robin tournaments and an eight-team two-legged knockout tournament with a single-legged final, resulting in 157 matches.
  • In the association football Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio, there are 15 teams playing an eight-team double round-robin tournament and a seven-team double round-robin tournament with single-legged interleague matches followed by a six-team double-elimination tournament, resulting in 164 matches.
  • In each tournament of the Mexican association football Liga MX, there are 18 teams playing a single round-robin tournament followed by an eight-team two-legged knockout tournament, resulting in 167 matches.
  • In the association football Luxembourg National Division, there are 14 teams playing a double round-robin tournament, resulting in 182 matches.
  • In the association football Ukrainian Premier League, there are 12 teams playing a double round-robin tournament followed by two six-team double round-robin tournaments, resulting in 192 matches.
  • In the Finnish association football Veikkausliiga, there are 12 teams playing a triple round-robin tournament, resulting in 198 matches.
  • In the association football UEFA Europa League, there are 48 teams playing 12 four-team double round-robin tournaments followed by a 32-team two-legged knockout tournament with a single-legged final, resulting in 205 matches.
  • In each tournament of the Colombian association football Categoría Primera A, there are 20 teams playing a single round-robin tournament with two-legged rivalries followed by an eight-team two-legged knockout tournament, resulting in 214 matches.
  • In the last seasons before the rebranding of the association football UEFA Cup, there were 80 teams playing an 80-team two-legged first round followed by eight five-team single round-robin tournaments and a 32-team two-legged knockout tournament with a single-legged final, resulting in 221 matches.
  • In the association football Scottish Premiership, there are 12 teams playing a triple round-robin tournament followed by two six-team single round-robin tournaments, resulting in 228 matches.
  • In the association football Danish Superliga, there are 14 teams playing a double round-robin tournament followed by a six-team double round-robin tournament and two four-team double round-robin tournaments, resulting in 236 matches.
  • The number of matches in the association football Czech First League, which has a 16-team double round-robin tournament, and the association football Israeli Premier League, which has a 14-team double round-robin tournament followed by a six-team double round-robin tournament and an eight-team single round-robin tournament, are both equal to 240.
  • In the association football Cypriot First Division, there are 14 teams playing a double round-robin tournament followed by two six-team double round-robin tournaments, resulting in 242 matches.
  • In the association football Danish Superliga, there are 14 teams playing a double round-robin tournament followed by a six-team double round-robin tournament and two four-team double round-robin tournaments, seven two-legged play-off ties, and a single-legged play-off tie, resulting in 251 matches.
  • In the association football Paraguayan Primera División, there are 12 teams playing two double round-robin tournaments, resulting in 264 matches.
  • In the association football Ecuadorian Serie A, there are 12 teams playing two double round-robin tournaments followed by a two-legged championship final, resulting in 266 matches.
  • In the National Football League, there are 32 teams playing a 16-game season followed by a 12-team single-elimination tournament and the Pro Bowl, resulting in 268 matches.
    • It is also the number of matches in the Romanian association football Liga I, which has a 14-team double round-robin tournament followed by a six-team double round-robin tournament and an eight-team double round-robin tournament.
  • In the Polish association football Ekstraklasa, there are 16 teams playing a double round-robin tournament followed by two eight-team single round-robin tournaments, resulting in 296 matches.[1]
  • In the association football Uruguayan Primera División, there are 16 teams playing two single round-robin tournaments interrupted by two eight-team single round-robin tournaments and a single-legged final, resulting in 297 matches.
  • In the Formula One, races go over 305 kilometres.
  • In the German association football Bundesliga, there are 18 teams playing a double round-robin tournament, resulting in 306 matches.
  • In the association football Belgian First Division A, there are 16 teams playing a double round-robin tournament followed by three six-team double round-robin tournaments (some involving teams from the Belgian First Division B), resulting in 330 matches.
  • In the Mexican association football Liga MX, there are 18 teams playing two single round-robin tournaments, each followed by an eight-team two-legged knockout tournament, resulting in 334 matches.
  • Some association football competitions, such as the UEFA Cup, have five-team single round-robin tournaments in the group stage. With three points for a win, there are exactly 355 possible points columns in the final standings of a group.
  • In the United States Major League Soccer, there are 22 teams playing a 34-game season, resulting in 374 matches in the regular season.
  • In the association football Argentine Primera División, there are 28 teams playing a single round-robin tournament, resulting in 378 matches.
  • In the English association football Premier League, there are 20 teams playing a double round-robin tournament, resulting in 380 matches.
  • In the United States Major League Soccer, there are 22 teams playing a 34-game season followed by a by a 12-team knockout tournament with two-legged quarterfinals and semifinals, resulting in 391 matches.
  • In the association football Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano, there are 12 teams playing three double round-robin tournaments, resulting in 396 matches.
  • In the Colombian association football Categoría Primera A, there are 20 teams playing two single round-robin tournaments with two-legged rivalries, each followed by an eight-team two-legged knockout tournament, resulting in 428 matches.
  • In the Spanish association football Segunda División, there are 22 teams playing a double round-robin tournament, resulting in 462 matches.
  • In the English association football EFL Championship, there are 24 teams playing a double round-robin tournament, resulting in 552 matches.
  • Some association football competitions, such as the UEFA Champions League, have four-team double round-robin tournaments in the group stage. With three points for a win, there are exactly 748 possible points columns in the final standings of a group.
  • One of the running distances is the 1,500 metres.
  • There are 8!/4! = 14!!!! = 1,680 possible ways to draw the quarter-finals of a single-elimination tournament.
  • The area of a football pitch is 7,140 square metres.
  • For the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, the eight group winners have to be drawn against a runner-up of another group. The number of possible outcomes is !8 = 14,833. In reality, the actual number is almost always smaller, since teams of the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
  • The marathon goes over 42,195 metres.
  • For the round of 16 of the UEFA Women's Champions League, the eight seeded teams have to be drawn against the eight unseeded teams. The number of possible outcomes is 8! × 28 = 16!! = 10,321,920. In reality, the actual number is almost always smaller, since teams of the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
  • There are 16!/8! = 30!!!! = 518,918,400 possible ways to draw the round of 16 of a single-elimination tournament.
  • For the round of 32 of the UEFA Cup, the eight group winners had to be drawn against a third-placed team of another group, and the eight runner-ups had to be drawn against one of the eight third-placed teams from the UEFA Champions League. The number of possible outcomes was !8 × 8! = 598,066,560. In reality, the actual number would be almost always smaller (and was always smaller), since teams of the same association could not be drawn against each other.
  • For the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League, the twelve group winners and the four best third-placed teams from the UEFA Champions League have to be drawn against a runner-up of another group or one of the four other third-placed teams from the UEFA Champions League. The number of possible outcomes is !12 + 4 × !13 + 6 × !14 + 4 × !15 + !16 = 9,823,096,307,544. In reality, the actual number is almost always smaller, since teams of the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
  • For the round of 32 of the UEFA Women's Champions League, the sixteen seeded teams have to be drawn against the sixteen unseeded teams. The number of possible outcomes is 16! = 20,922,789,888,000. In reality, the actual number is almost always smaller, since teams of the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
  • There are 32!/16! = 62!!!! = 32P16 = 12,576,278,705,767,096,320,000 possible ways to draw the round of 32 of a single-elimination tournament (e.g 16 out of 32 rounds).

Approximations of these numbersEdit

Class 1 Edit

132:

Notation Approximation
Up-arrow notation \(11↑2\)
BEAF \(\{11,2\}\)
Chained arrow notation \(11→2\)
Fast-growing hierarchy \(f_1(66)\) (exact)

Sources Edit

  1. 2016–17 Ekstraklasa and 2017–18 Ekstraklasa