Thanks for the reply.
10 teams with 4 going to the playoff seems popular around here so I was wondering how people usually do it.
In your scenario the 6th best team in the league could easily win it all, that's what I'm trying to avoid.
The schedule isn't too unbalanced. You play your division twice, all others once, just like u said, then u just play one more team again, giving you more statistical data.
I appreciate your comments, it is a good argument to go with 6.
What do you think about wildcards being the point leaders?
Finally won a league last year.