Would you rather be the First place club for an Eastern or Western Final, and have the "Cross Hairs" constantly on you? Or would you rather be that 2nd place underdog, 2-4 points behind? Is there more pressure as the 1st place club to win it all?
Remember the string of years in the Western Confrerence when finishing first ended up losing more Western Finals than winning?
Check your poll and give me a reason!