It was formed in 1993 as part of a league realignment.
The AIHL's Colonial Division was formed in 2009 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment.
Some experts have suggested that the Patriots' 16-0 record is the culmination of a larger trend towards better records for top NFL teams since the league realignment in 2002.
There will be no league realignment until at least 2002, however.
Seeking to improve on a great year, the Wranglers were placed in the National Conference's Pacific Division following a league wide realignment.
The Chicago White Sox are the only team from the AL Central division to have won the World Series since the league realignment in 1994.
Because of league realignments over the years, schools that regularly played each other on Thanksgiving Day now play other teams.
The PIHA's Northeast Division was formed in 2007 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment.
In August 2011, the Nailers moved to the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division as part of the league realignment for the 2011-12 season.
The current organization has roots in the 2012 season when a league realignment removed two divisions bringing total number of divisions to two.