The finish in the division refers to the year before. 2002 uses the three division set-up of 2001, so the results are not as obvious. The two teams have been so closely tied together. Usually this is because they are both good.
There is a second match-up of inter-divisional foes who have played almost as much. They have played 9 out of the 11 years of the current arrangement. However, they are not matched up because of consistently being good or bad. I will discuss that combination in a post on Monday.