Thing is, it only takes one or two drop-outs going unreplaced to ruin a division. I get that you (and others, to be fair) are really big on making the play-offs feel meaningful, but I'd actually argue that this hardline attitude runs entirely counter to that goal. After all, if you're increasing the likelihood of drop-outs, you're increasing the likelihood of admin'd wins (and unearned points) being introduced to a division and distorting the standings. The Crunch Cup has always had a reasonably high turnover of new coaches; to the best of my knowledge we've never had a coach drop-out in one season and try to come back and for another later. The threat of a ban in future CC often isn't always going to affect a coach's decision as to whether they quit or not in this one. To say nothing of whether we want to create an atmosphere of the cup being super serious business; threats of bans and penalties really suck the fun out of the room, you know? Better to give coaches the excitement of having something play for for as long as possible. Lastly, if it's a meaningful achievement you're after, might I suggest you try, you know, winning the thing?