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Way Too Early Playoff Look - Updated

06/24/2018, 12:30pm CDT
By NEFL

One Week Closer to Playoffs

Some teams have 2 games left, others have 3 but we're getting close to playoff time.  It's hard to get a clear picture as St Paul, Minneapolis, & Northland only have 5 games thus far.

It's possible that all six playoff teams could be (6-2), but at this point it's looking like you'll have to be at least (5-3) to make the playoffs

 

1. Sioux City Stampede (6-0) - First Round Bye, home-field throughout

  • Tie Breakers- Points Against: 34, Head-to-Head: W Invaders, W Warriors
  • Remaining Games- (Opp. Record 7-3) @ Pioneers, vs Bulls

Sioux City has two tough games against playoff teams left.

 

2. Northland Bulls (4-1) - First Round Bye

  • Tie Breakers- Points Against: 56, Head-to-Head: W Pioneers, L Force
  • Remaining Games- (Opp. Record 10-6) @ Warriors, vs Freeze, @ Stampede

Northland still has games against the Warriors & Stampede, so could move into the #1 spot with wins.

 

3. Fox Valley Force (4-2) - Host #6 in first round

  • Tie Breakers- Points Against: 91, Head-to-Head: W Bulls, L Pioneers, L Warriors
  • Remaining Games- (O.R. 2-9) vs Renegades, @RRiders

Force vs Rough Riders could be for playoff birth, or even if Fox Valley host a playoff game or travels.

 

4. Fargo Invaders (4-2) - Host #5 in first round

  • Tie Breakers- Points Against: 96, Head-to-Head: W Warriors, L Pioneers, L Stampede
  • Remaining Games- (O.R. 3-8) vs THawks, vs Vipers

Fargo has a favorable schedule remaining, but will need some help to move up from #5. Even if Invaders win-out they could drop to #6.

 

5. Minneapolis Warriors (3-2) - Travel to #4 in first round

  • Tie Breakers- Points Against: 81, Head-to-Head: L Invaders, L Stampede, W Force, W RRiders, W Pioneers
  • Remaining Games- (O. R. 5-11) vs Bulls, @ Renegades, vs Freeze

If the Warriors win-out they could be the #2 seed.

 

6. St Paul Pioneers (3-2) - Travel to #3 in first round

  • Tie Breakers- Points Against: 67, Head-to-Head: L Bulls, W Invaders, W Force, L Warriors
  • Remaining Games- (O.R. 9-7) @ Freeze, vs Stampede, @ THawks

Pioneers vs Stampede could decide if St Paul is home or travels in the playoffs.

 

7. Hudson Thunderhawks (2-3) - Miss Playoffs

  • Tie Breakers- Points Against: 94, Head-to-Head: L Force, L Stampede, L Bulls
  • Remaining Games- (O.R. 9-7) @ Invaders, vs RRiders, vs Pioneers

It's a challenging road ahead, and the Thunderhawks will need to win-out for a shot at the playoffs.

 

8. River City Rough Riders (2-3) - Miss Playoffs

  • Tie Breakers- Points Against: 114, Head-to-Head: L Warriors, L Bulls, L Invaders
  • Remaining Games- (O. R. 7-10) @ Vipers, @ THawks, vs Force

With 3 losses, the Rough Riders will need to win-out to get into the playoffs.

 

9. Med City Freeze (1-4) - Miss Playoffs

  • Tie Breakers- Points Against: 125
  • Remaining Games- (O.R. 10-5) vs Pioneers, @ Bulls, @ Warriors

Med City has an outside shot at playoffs, but at this point they would have to run the table.

 

10. Minnesota Vipers (1-5) - Eliminated

  • Remaining Games- (O.R. 6-5) vs RRiders, @ Invaders

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