It’s 23 days and it’s already a reality. The subsidiaries impose their law with an iron fist in Second Division B and only the most powerful teams in the competition are able to keep up. A total of four of the 16 who reserve the right to play the Playoff are subsidiaries and, not only that, many others are in the fight to dispute the promotion with the best. There will only be four places for LaLiga SmartBank and the ‘B’ have already shown their cards and demonstrated on the pitch that they want to continue growing.Group I: Atlético B … and disappointmentsWhile one of the teams dependent on Group I is launched, six others cannot say the same. Atlético de Madrid is second classified with 48 points and takes eleven of advantage to the fifth classified. In other words, they have the Playoff on track and only a disaster in the last months of the season would lower them from the top positions. The subsidiary, aware of the difficulty of the postseason, has not remained idly and has moved in the winter market with contracts such as the Josep Calavera or Abde. While B suffers calls from Camel or Borja Garcés For the first team, the board puts a solution in the offices. He is currently the most scorer club in the entire category with 48 goals in the locker.Without a doubt, it is the branch that has worked best in the first installment of the season. Las Palmas B, Sporting B and Castilla de Raúl rub shoulders in nobody’s area. They have seven in the Playoff and surpass the relegation zone by five. Of course, every game is a final. We will have to see if the Madrid team goes back, with the additions of Reinier or Marc Gual. Oviedo Vetusta gets rid of burning by only two points; while Celta B and Getafe B occupy relegation positions. The vigueses suffer as they did last season; the locals accuse the contrast of category that involves ascending, with Hugo Duro as the main reference.Group II: Logroñés and Cultu against subsidiariesOnly two teams from the top six classified are not subsidiaries. Cultural Leonesa and the Unión Deportiva Logroñés sneak between Bilbao Athletic, Real Sociedad B, Valladolid B and Osasuna B. In fact, the villagers lead the table with 49 points, six more than the subsidiary of the Gaizka Garitano team. The ‘Cultu’ is third, feeling behind the pressure of the ‘B’ mentioned above. Among them, the best placed is the one trained by Xabi Alonso, who has endowed his people with a bold style, with a high pace and high possession figures. However, he suffers from the hardness of the category and has failed to impose his football against rocky rivals. A good example of this is the hard defeat against Guijuelo by three goals to zero. Group III: Barça B survives the casualties and the Riqui Puig themeSoccer players have arrived like Ramos Mingo, Saverio or Rey Manaj, but García Pimienta’s team is still in a period of adaptation. Hiroki Abe, key player, the season will be lost due to injury and others have left as Alejandro Marques or Abel Ruiz. To top, Riqui Puig, control football engine of the Barcelona subsidiary, has taken an important step in his career by being fixed in the training of the first team and usual in the calls. In other words, Barça B has taken a complete turn and must adapt to the changes. Of course, they guarantee the 41 points already obtained, which are worth it to be second classified in the table.They are not the only branch in the battle. Villarreal B and Espanyol B compete to enter the top positions. They add 39 and 38 points respectively and they step on the heels of Cornellá, fourth with 40. Things are not going so well for the representatives of Valencia. The Valencia subsidiary occupies the PlayOut place with 22 points; while the Levante is in nobody’s zone with eight more than the descent, but eleven of those above. At 15 days of the final, it is a real possibility that three ‘B’ play for the promotion, although there is great equality between the first eight of the classification.Group IV: the subsidiaries, to surviveThe first three groups are characterized by having a dominant subsidiary, which does not happen in the fourth. For many the toughest class of all Second B, Cartagena, Marbella, Yeclano and Badajoz rule in the upper part and there is not a single dependent approaching them. The first to appear is the Cádiz B, tenth ranked, with 30 points. He is closely followed by Sevilla Athletic, one place and one point below. It seems that neither of them is in danger, although they only exceed seven Algeciras. Granada B is against the ropes: it is 19th with 21 points and has only achieved 17 goals in the 23 matches.Playoff punishes subsidiariesNot so many, but last season too they were happily promised three dependent teams. None of them was group champion, so they only had one attempt. Castilla could not with Cartagena, which traced the 3-1 of Alfredo Di Stefano. The same happened to Atlético de Madrid B, eliminated by Mirandés, now in Second and great revelation of the Copa del Rey. None exceeded the first tie: it is more, Villarreal B lost both games against Melilla and said goodbye to the dream of promotion.