All eight teams will participate in the postseason
There will be one (1) conference top seed and three (3) wildcards in each conference.
Seeding in each Conference is based on overall record, with the top record in each Conference reserved for that Conference's #1 seed (overall seed #1 and #2 respectively) (i.e.-- Team A in American Conference has the top record at 12--4. Team B has second best record in the American conference at 11--5. Team C in the National Conference has a record of 10--6; Team A earns #1 seed, Team C earns #2 seed and Team B earns #3 seed)
1st and 2nd seed-- one team in each conference with best overall record
3rd--8th seeds-- best overall records amongst all remaining AFL teams (based on tiebreakers)
Strength of Schedule - Combined winning percentage of opponents played.
Point Differential - he difference between a team's total points (offense) and the points scored against them (defense).
Turnover differential - The difference between the number of times an AFL team has taken the ball away from the opponent through either an interception or fumble and the number of times the team has given up the ball to the opposition through a thrown interception or lost fumble.
Winning percentage - Total number of wins divided by total number of games.
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS -- TWO TEAMS
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS -- 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 between the clubs)
Point differential in head-to-head games
Best winning percentage in division games
Best net points in all games
Strength of Schedule
CONFERENCE SEEDING TIE BREAK PROCEDURE
Head-to-head (best winning percentage in games among the clubs)