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AFL Postseason 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):
1. Head-to-head (best winning percentage in games between the clubs)
2. Strength of Schedule
3. Point differential in head-to-head games
4. Best net points in all games
5. 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.)
1. Head-to-head (best winning percentage in games among the clubs)
2. Strength of Schedule
3. Best net points in all games
4. 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:
1. Head-to-head (best winning percentage in games between the clubs)
2. Strength of schedule
3. Point differential in head-to-head games
4. Best net points in all games
5. 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.)
1. Head-to-head (best winning percentage in games between the clubs)
2. Strength of schedule
3. Best net points in all games
4. Coin toss

POSTSEASON SEEDING QUALIFICATION
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):
Winner of Semifinal Game 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal Game 2
• Game will be played at the highest remaining seed’s home venue