In 2009 Commissioner Bud-Lite was asked about parity in baseball, with most playoff spots taken by big market teams. Bud-Lite responded "We've had more competitive balance than at any other point in our history, I am not the least bit concerned." (Journal Sentinel, 11/6/2009)
I took the Estimate of the Population of Metropolitan Statistical Areas from the Census Bureau for 4/1/2009, and then made some changes.
Took the number of regular season wins for 2008-2010, and then added a "bonus" for the playoffs.