Playoff Scenarios for Final Week of AFL Regular Season

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Arena Football

By Chris Mabry

Can you believe that 13 weeks ago, the Arena Football League started its 2019 regular season. Six teams entered the season competed for one of 4 spots in the playoffs. Heading into the final week, we have those four teams it’s just all about placement. Here are the current AFL standings:

  1. **Albany Empire: 9-2
  2. *Philadelphia Soul 7-4
  3. *Washington Valor: 6-5
  4. *Baltimore Brigade: 6-5
  5. Atlantic City Blackjacks: 4-7
  6. Columbus Destroyers: 1-10

** Top Seed
* Made Playoffs

That is how the playoffs would look if the playoffs ended after 12 weeks of the regular season. Here is what will the playoffs will look like after these scenarios:

Scenario One

If all three teams (Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C.) win in Week 13:

SEEDTEAM
1ALBANY EMPIRE (9-3)
2PHILADELPHIA SOUL (8-4)
3WASHINGTON VALOR (7-5)
4BALTIMORE BRIGADE (7-5)

Scenario Two

If Philadelphia wins, Baltimore loses, Washington D.C. loses in Week 13:

SEEDTEAM
1ALBANY EMPIRE (9-3)
2PHILADELPHIA SOUL (8-4)
3WASHINGTON VALOR (6-6)
4BALTIMORE BRIGADE (6-6)

Scenario Three

If Philadelphia wins, Baltimore wins, and Washington D.C. loses in Week 13:

SEEDTEAM
1ALBANY EMPIRE (9-3)
2PHILADELPHIA SOUL (8-4)
3BALTIMORE BRIGADE (7-5)
4WASHINGTON VALOR (6-6)

Scenario Four

If Philadelphia wins, Washington D.C. wins, and Baltimore loses in Week 13:

SEEDTEAM
1ALBANY EMPIRE (9-3)
2PHILADELPHIA SOUL (8-4)
3WASHINGTON VALOR (7-5)
4BALTIMORE BRIGADE (6-6)

Scenario Five

If all teams (Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore) lose in Week 13:

SEEDTEAM
1ALBANY EMPIRE (10-2)
2PHILADELPHIA SOUL (7-5)
3WASHINGTON VALOR (6-6)
4BALTIMORE BRIGADE (6-6)

Scenario Six

If Philadelphia loses, and Washington D.C. wins and Baltimore wins in Week 13:

SEEDTEAM
1ALBANY EMPIRE (10-2)
2WASHINGTON VALOR (7-5)
3PHILADELPHIA SOUL (7-5)
4BALTIMORE BRIGADE (7-5)

Scenario Seven

If Philadelphia loses, Baltimore wins and Washington D.C. loses in Week 13:

SEEDTEAM
1ALBANY EMPIRE (10-2)
2PHILADELPHIA SOUL (7-5)
3BALTIMORE BRIGADE (7-5)
4WASHINGTON VALOR (6-6)

Scenario Eight

If Philadelphia loses, Washington wins and Baltimore loses in Week 13:

SEEDTEAM
1ALBANY EMPIRE (10-2)
2WASHINGTON VALOR (7-5)
3PHILADELPHIA SOUL (7-5)
4BALTIMORE BRIGADE (6-6)

Note: Washington holds the tie-breaker over both Philadelphia and Baltimore, and Philadelphia holds the tiebreaker over Baltimore.

You can catch the final week of the Arena Football League Regular season starting Saturday at 3:30 pm ET on ESPN3, and arenafootball.com

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