NIFL playoff race (through week 17)

07/03/02 NIFL Press Release

Atlantic Conference
1. Lake Charles Land Sharks* 13-1 6-0
2. Ohio Valley Greyhounds* 12-1 7-1
3. Louisiana Rangers 7-6 2-1
4. Tennessee ThunderCats 9-4 3-3
    Austin Knights 8-5 3-3

*Clinched Division

Eliminated from Playoff Contention:
Winston-Salem Energy
Houma Bayou Bucks
Enid Crude
St. Louis Renegades
Tupelo Fire Ants
Mississippi Fire Dogs

The Lake Charles Land Sharks have clinched the Atlantic South Division title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Ohio Valley Greyhounds have clinched the Atlantic North Division title and the #2 seed in the Atlantic Conference playoffs.

The Louisiana Rangers have clinched the Atlantic East Division title and the # 3 seed in the Atlantic Conference playoffs.

If the Tennessee ThunderCats win or and the Austin Knights lose, Tennessee clinches the Atlantic Conference wildcard spot (#4 seed) and Austin is eliminated from playoff contention.

If the Austin Knights win and Tennessee loses, Austin clinches the Atlantic Conference wildcard spot (#4 seed) and Tennessee is eliminated from playoff contention.

First Round

Tennessee ThunderCats/Austin Knights @ Lake Charles Land Sharks

Louisiana Rangers @ Ohio Valley Greyhounds

Pacific Conference
1. Bismarck Roughriders* 10-3 8-2
2. Lincoln Capitols+ 9-4 5-2
3. Billings Outlaws+ 9-4 6-4
4. Omaha Beef 8-5 5-3
    Sioux City Bandits 8-5 4-4
    Tri City Diesel 7-6 5-2

*Clinched Division
+Clinched Playoff Spot

Eliminated from Playoff Contention:
Lacrosse Night Train
Wyoming Cavalry
Rapid City Red Dogs
Sioux Falls Storm

The Bismarck Roughriders have clinched the Pacific West Division title.

If Lincoln wins or Omaha loses; Lincoln wins the Pacific North Division title.

If Lincoln loses and Omaha wins; Omaha wins the Pacific North Division title.

If Omaha wins; Omaha is in and Sioux City is out of the playoffs.

The Billings Outlaws have clinched a wildcard spot in the Pacific Conference.

For Sioux City to make the playoffs; Sioux City must win and Omaha must lose.

For Tri City to make the playoffs; Tri City must win, Omaha must lose, and Sioux City must lose.

Bismarck will clinch the #1 seed in the Pacific Conference with a win or a Lincoln loss.

If Lincoln wins and Bismarck loses; Lincoln will be the #1 seed in the Pacific Conference.

If Lincoln wins and Bismarck wins; Lincoln will be the #2 seed in the Pacific Conference.

If Omaha wins and Lincoln loses; Omaha will be the #2 seed in the Pacific Conference.

If Billings wins; Billings will be the #3 seed in the Pacific Conference.

If Lincoln wins, Billings wins and Omaha wins; Omaha will be the #4 seed in the Pacific Conference

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