State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 17

In The Playoffs

1. (xy)LA Giltinis

Remaining Schedule: v. SEA

2. (xy)Austin Gilgronis

Remaining Schedule: @ HOU

3. (x)Houston SaberCats

Remaining Schedule: v. AUS

Eliminated

4. San Diego Legion

Remaining Schedule: BYE

5. Seattle Seawolves

Remaining Schedule: @ LA

6. Utah Warriors

Remaining Schedule: @ DAL

7. Dallas Jackals

Remaining Schedule: v. UTAH

Key

x -> Clinched Playoff Spot

y -> Clinched Home Playoff Game

z -> Clinched Home Field Throughout Conference Playoffs

* -> Clinched Home Field Advantage Throughout Championship Series

Clinching Scenarios

  • LA can clinch a first round bye with any of the following:
    • accumulating as many or more table points than Austin in Round 18
    • accumulating one fewer table point than Austin in Round 18 while driving their point differential above Austin’s (LA’s is 168 while Austin’s is 231)
  • Austin can clinch a first round bye with any of the following:
    • accumulating two table points more than LA accumulates in Round 18
    • accumulating one table point more than LA accumulates in Round 18 and maintaining their advantage in point differential
  • Due to tie-breaking procedures, Houston is locked into the third seed and can neither rise nor fall in Round 18.

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