Playoff Procedures

Post Season Procedures

POSTSEASON QUALIFICATIONS / SELECTION OF TEAM / TIE-BREAK PROCEDURE
DEFINITIONS:

  • Strength of Schedule – Combined winning percentage of opponents played. Best net points in all games – Difference of points scored and points scored against. (Includes all points: offense, defense and special teams.)
  • Winning percentage – Total number of wins divided by total number of games.

TOP POSTSEASON SEED (#1) – TWO TEAMS:
If two teams are tied for Top Postseason Seed (#1):

  • Head-to-head (best winning percentage in games between the clubs)
  • Strength of Schedule
  • Point differential in head-to-head games
  • Best net points in all games
  • Coin toss

TOP POSTSEASON SEED (#1) – THREE OR MORE TEAMS:
(Note: If three or more teams are tied, follow steps until one team is eliminated. Once two teams remain, revert back to Step 1 of the two-team tiebreaker to determine which team advances.)

  • Head-to-head (best winning percentage in games among the clubs)
  • Strength of Schedule
  • Best net points in all games
  • Coin toss

REMAINING POSTSEASON SEEDS (#2-#4) – TWO TEAMS:
If it is necessary to break ties to determine the remaining postseason seeds, the following steps will be taken:

  • Head-to-head (best winning percentage in games between the clubs)
  • Strength of schedule
  • Point differential in head-to-head games
  • Best net points in all games
  • Coin toss

REMAINING POSTSEASON SEEDS (#2-#4) – THREE OR MORE TEAMS:
(Note: If three or more teams are tied, follow steps until one team is eliminated. Once two teams remain, revert back to Step 1 of the two-team tiebreaker to determine who advances.)

POSTSEASON SEEDING
Semifinal Game 1:
4th seed @ 1st seed (Weekend of August 11, 2017)

Semifinal Game 2
3rd seed @ 2nd seed (Weekend of August 11, 2017)

ArenaBowl (Saturday, August 26, 2017):

  • Head-to-head (best winning percentage in games between the clubs)
  • Strength of schedule
  • Best net points in all games
  • Coin toss

Winner of Semifinal Game 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal Game 2

  • Game will be played at the highest remaining seed’s home venue