The Chesapeake Bayhawks (7-2) currently lead the way but have not clinched a playoff berth and will not have the opportunity to do so this week. Boston and Denver follow just behind Chesapeake with 6-3 records but the Cannons control the #2 seed by virtue of their head-to-head tiebreaker over the Outlaws.
The Rochester Rattlers (5-4) round out the current playoff picture. Rochester is the #4 seed ahead of Long Island (5-4) based on a head-to-head tiebreaker, 2-0, over the Lizards. However, Long Island has the opportunity to climb into a playoff position with a victory against the Cannons on Saturday.
The Hounds (3-6) and the Nationals (2-6) are in difficult positions as the sixth and seventh place teams in the standings but Championship Weekend is still within reach for both franchises.
Although no team can clinch a playoff berth this week, the last-place Ohio Machine (1-7) can be eliminated from playoff contention this week if:
- Ohio loses both games against Hamilton this weekend
- Rochester OR Long Island win this week