Conference Quarterfinals
Regular Season Division Runnerups at Regular Season Division Champions

Conference Semifinals
Quarterfinal winners paired by conference/geographical proximity (played at arenas of teams
with best records)

Conference Championships
Semifinal winners paired by conference (played at arenas of teams with best records)

ArenaCup 2002
American Conference Champion vs. National Conference Champion (played at arena of team with best record)

Tie-Breaking Procedures
If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs are tied with identical won-lost percentages,
the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

Two Clubs

  1. Head to Head (best won-lost percentage in games among clubs).
  2. If teams split head to head games, the next tie breaker will be the point differential in
    those two games.
  3. Best won-lost percentage in common games, if applicable
  4. Strength of schedule (strength up).
  5. Best net (total) touchdowns in all games
  6. Coin toss

Three or More Clubs
If two clubs remain tied after a third club is eliminated during any step, tie breaker reverts to
step 1 of the two -club format.

If one team wins multiple-team tiebreaker to advance to playoff round, remaining teams revert
to step 1 of the two -club format.

All teams must have played head-to-head for step 1 to be utilized in a multiple-team tie.

  1. Head-to-head (best won-lost percentage in games among clubs).
  2. Best won-lost percentage in common games, if applicable.
  3. Strength of schedule (strength up).
  4. Best net (total) touchdowns in all games.
  5. Coin toss